When someone has sciatica, it usually means that the sciatic nerve experiences some form of irritation. The sciatic nerve, which begins in the lower back and runs down the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, is the largest nerve in the body.

Sciatica Treatment In Maryland

Although the cause originates in their lower back or pelvis, people suffering from sciatica often feel pain or discomfort down the back of their legs. Sciatic pain may be defined as dull, achy, sharp, toothache-like, pins and needles, or shooting leg pain similar to electrical shock. Other symptoms of Sciatica may include sensations of burning, numbness and tingling. Radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia are also known as Sciatica which needs sciatica treatment. A misconception is that sciatica is a condition, but sciatica is actually a sign of a condition.

Sciatica is regularly treated by Doctors of Chiropractic Medicine (DC) at Chiropractor Maryland. Sciatica is characterised by pain that originates in one or both legs that travels into the low back or buttock. The intensity and frequency of sciatic nerve pain varies; minimal, moderate, severe and occasional, intermittent, frequent or constant.

Sciatica is usually triggered by compression of sciatic nerves. Lumbar spine subluxations, herniated or bulging discs (slipped discs), pregnancy and childbirth, spinal tumours, and non-spinal disorders such as diabetes, constipation, or sitting on a back pocket wallet are known to cause sciatic nerve pain.

One common cause of sciatica is the syndrome of piriformis. The name of the piriformis muscle is Piriformis syndrome. The muscle of the piriformis is located in the lower part of the spine, attaches to the thigh bone and assists in the rotation of the hip. Beneath the piriformis muscle, the sciatic nerve runs. This muscle is susceptible to slip and fall damage, hip arthritis, or a difference in the length of the leg. Such situations can lead to the development of pinching of the sciatic nerve and causing inflammation and pain from piriformis muscle cramping and spasm.

The form of chiropractic sciatica treatment provided depends on the cause of the sciatica of the patient. Many distinct treatments such as ice/cold therapies, ultrasound, TENS, and spinal adjustments can be included in a sciatica treatment plan (sometimes called spinal manipulation). More details about these chiropractic treatment modalities are below. Adjustments (Spinal Manipulation) Spinal adjustments are at the centre of chiropractic care. Manipulation frees limited spine movement and helps to restore the misaligned vertebral bodies (subluxation) in the spinal column to their proper position. Spinal adjustment helps decrease nerve irritability that is responsible for sciatica-related inflammation, muscle spasm, pain, and other symptoms. Adjustments ought not to be painful. It is proven that spinal manipulation is safe and effective.

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Other treatments involve Ultrasound. It generates gentle heat generated by sound waves penetrating deeply into soft tissues (eg, muscles). Ultrasound increases circulation and helps to decrease muscle spasms, cramping, stiffness, swelling, and sciatic pain. TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit is a small battery-powered, portable muscle stimulation machine that is box-like. Variable electrical current intensity controls acute pain and decreases muscle spasms. Give us a call for pain relief from Sciatica.

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