Sciatica Nerve Pain
is the largest nerve in the human body. Sciatica is nerve pain. Sciatica pain starts from the lower back and from the back of thighs radiates to the knee or below the knee.
Sciatica Causes & Symptoms
Sciatica is caused by herniated lumbar disc which directly presses the sciatica nerve and compression or inflammation of sciatica nerve produces the symptoms of sciatica. Irritation of nerve from adjacent bone, any kind of tumour in that area, injury, internal bleeding or infections around lumbar spine can cause sciatica. Diabetes, Constipation, pregnancy and sitting on the pocket with wallet also can cause sciatica.
One or more of the following symptoms characterize sciatica:
- - One side of the buttock or leg constantly in pain
- - Pain worsens on sitting
- - Burning, tingling or searing sensation with pain in leg
- - Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot
- - Difficulty while standing and walking
- - Sharp pain which makes it difficult to drive a car too.
Sciatic pain varies from infrequent and irritating to constant and severe. Specific sciatica symptoms can be different in location and severity, depending upon the condition causing the sciatica .While symptoms can be painful, it is rare that permanent sciatic nerve damage will result.
Sciatica Chiropractic Treatment
The basic principle in chiropractic is that, restricted spinal movement leads to pain and reduced functionality and performance. The purpose of chiropractic treatment is to help the body's potential to heal itself Chiropractic care is non-surgical and drug and chemical-free. The type of chiropractic therapy provided depends on the root cause of sciatica and type of the sciatica. sciatica treatment plan may include several other different treatments such as cold/ice therapies, ultrasound, TENS and spinal adjustments.
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) is a small box-like and battery-powered, portable muscle stimulating machine. It generates variable intensities of electrical current which controls acute pain and reduces muscle spasms. TENS units are used by chiropractors, physical therapists and other rehab professionals.
Spinal adjustments are the core of the chiropractic therapy. It helps the movement of restricted spine and restores misaligned vertebral to their proper position in spinal column. Spinal adjustment helps reduce nerve irritability which causes inflammation, muscle spasm. Severe pain and other symptoms related to sciatica. These adjustments are not painful rather they are safe and effective.
Sciatica Treatment Exercise for Sciatica Pain Relief also helps to relief pain of sciatica.
Chiropractic students learn many different spine adjustment techniques during their training which enables them to treat several types of subluxations and disorders. Techniques may vary from a high velocity thrust to minimal force and gentle pressure. Each technique can be mastered with great skill and precision. Spinal manipulation is the treatment that differentiates chiropractic care from other medical disciplines.