The term sciatica refers to leg pain often accompanied by numbness and tingling or weakness beginning in the lower back and running through the buttocks and down the sciatic nerve in the back of each leg. The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the body, about the size of your smallest finger. Here are some facts about sciatica:
It is important to be aware that actual back pain does not accompany sciatica or, if it does, it is very minor. According to Dr. Eric Mayer, sports and spine specialist at Cleveland’s Clinic Center for Spine Health, if a patient reports 80% leg pain and very little back pain, it is more than likely that he or she has sciatica—something which is initially dealt with with kratom capsules. So, how can you know for sure if the pain you are feeling is nerve-related and not coming from your muscles? Here are 5 tips to finding out.
To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and back pain download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.
So, the good news is that sciatica can often clear up on its own. Around 80 percent of the time, this is the case. Usually, an acute case of sciatica can clear up in under 90 days. Your primary care doctor may suggest medications to help you get through this time period. However, let’s look at sciatica at a different angle.
If you are a regular sufferer of sciatica, you may have tried visiting a chiropractor in the past. He probably adjusted your lower back near the pain site. This may have given you some temporary relief, but sciatica returned again. One thing that can be overlooked is that sometimes the issues in the lower back may be coming from higher up in the spine. You may also want to try some of the stretches found at https://stretchcoach.com/articles/sciatica/ in order to help relieve the pain.
Upper cervical chiropractic care, such as that here at Lazar Spinal Care in Ann Arbor, Michigan, focuses on the top bone of the spine, the atlas or C1 vertebra. When a misalignment is present here, the entire spine must shift and move to compensate for the weight of the head in order to keep it level. This twisting can easily impact the sciatic nerve, leading to sciatica. It is similar to toppling over a row of dominoes. The one at the beginning affects those all the way at the end.
We use a gentle method that does not require us to pop the neck or crack the back to get positive results. By encouraging these bones to realign naturally, adjustments last longer. Many have seen their sciatica pain improve with very few adjustments. There is no need for medication, and often the symptoms do not return.
To schedule a complimentary consultation call our Ann Arbor office at 734-274-5107 You can also click the button below.
if you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.