Struggling with Sciatica?

our chiropractic clinic helps sciatica pain

Chronic pain from the back or buttocks and down through your legs could be a symptom of sciatica. In order to relieve the pain of sciatica, many people search for a chiropractor in Wauwatosa WI or Delafield WI. However, many others never find a long term solution. If left untreated, sciatica can get worse until everyday activities are no longer an option. The goal of this article is to improve your knowledge of sciatica as well as show how chiropractic care at Connect Chiropractic can help you.

Sciatic Care

Sciatica, or sciatic neuralgia, is a condition which creates pain, starting in the lower back and continuing through the back of the leg to the foot. Extended periods of standing or sitting can be unbearably painful when dealing with sciatica. In addition it can cause weakness, tingling and numbness throughout the leg and foot. Generally sciatica shows up periodically throughout a person’s life with different levels of pain and discomfort. Regardless, sciatica requires immediate attention to avoid permanent nerve damage.

Compression of your sciatic nerve, the body's longest nerve, is the reason why pain travels throughout the legs and back. Originating from the lumbar spine, and then extending into the buttocks and down the legs the sciatic nerve covers a wide range. When pinched by the compression of vertebrae in your lower back, the roots of the nerve are inflamed which causes the pain.

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Chiropractic Wauwatosa WI Mikala Testimonial

“I have struggled for years with the worst sciatica symptoms - pain in my lower back that sometimes radiated down my leg & numbness and tingling down to my toes. Sometimes the pain would be so sharp in my lower back that I could barely move and found it completely impossible to bend over or stand up from sitting without needing help. I'm someone who likes to lead a very active lifestyle, and I did not want my sciatica to prevent me from keeping up with the activities I love!

I had been a chiropractic patient at another office for years, but I had never seen x-rays of my spine until my initial evaluation at Connect -- imagine my shock when I found out that I had pretty severe scoliosis! It honestly scared me a little bit, as I have heard in the past that there is nothing that can be done to improve scoliosis. Luckily, I have been under regular care for about a year and a half, and I haven't had a flare-up of my sciatica in months! I even had some updated x-rays taken, and I was very relieved to see that (although not perfect) my spine is straighter!! I am very much looking forward to continued improvements in the future. I would absolutely recommend Connect Chiropractic to anyone with sciatica and/or scoliosis - if anything, it will at least keep your spine from getting worse, and if you're like me, it will help straighten you out!”

- Mikala

How Do You Develop Sciatica?

Numerous conditions can develop into sciatica. The most frequent factor is disc injuries and bulged discs. These are caused by the disc compressing on the nerve root. Disc injuries are the result of poor posture, continuous bending over, injury or accidents. Pregnancy, trauma or poor posture are effects of subluxations which is common for sciatica. Even simple tasks, like bending over to pick up something, have caused patients to endure intense pain. Unfortunately, it is probable that this spine condition has been progressing previous to the incident.

Chiropractic Care for Sciatica at Connect Chiropractic

Chiropractors in Wauwatosa WI and Delafield WI have been trained to use precision to determine the source of sciatica pain and the best treatment options. With a complete evaluation of the patient, chiropractors will apply careful adjustments to assist the body in aligning the spine and provide relief for sciatica pain.

Recovery time varies on the severity of the sciatica and the amount of correction that needs to be done. A longer persisting condition will most likely require a longer recovery timetable. To end on a positive note, it usually requires less time to adjust and recover than it took to create the condition. A healthier body is often a result of spine and disc improvements. Call our team at Connect Chiropractic today if you are living with sciatica and its effects in Wauwatosa WI and Delafield WI.