Is sciatica making your life a misery? While Sciatica is not a severe problem for everybody who experiences it, for some it can be an excruciatingly painful, and one that recurs frequently. If you’re an active or busy person who likes to enjoy life to the full, Sciatica can really undermine your plans.
Why is Sciatica so painful for some, yet only mildly painful and temporary for others? The answer to that probably lies in the underlying causes of Sciatica. Sciatica only refers to the type of pain – pain felt when pressure is placed on the Sciatic nerve. Dr. Harrod understands this complex problem.
The Sciatic Nerve runs from the lower back (L4-S3), through the buttock and down the back of the legs. This nerve is the widest and longest single nerve in the body.
Problems arise when the sciatic nerve is irritated due to mechanical, inflammatory and other factors. Common causes for sciatica include:: disc problems, spinal degeneration, spinal stenosis, congenital problems, even muscle tension (in the piriformis muscle).
Our goal is to help identify how and why your sciatic nerve is irritated and get you on the path to recovery as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Severe and frequent episodes of Sciatica can really hamper your ability to undertake everyday tasks. Given the variety of causes of Sciatica, the timing of Sciatic nerve pain and the actions likely to bring it on can also vary. Some people may experience pain while driving, while others may find that household chores, lifting up small children or playing a round of golf bring on the pain.
Needless to say, severe and ongoing Sciatica has the capacity to make life a bit of a misery.
It’s time to find out if Chiropractic could be your sciatica solution!!!