Sciatica Treatment Santa Fe
Sciatica usually begins as an acute pain in the lower back and then extends down the back of either leg. The pain typically worsens with long periods of sitting or standing. Like a large river created by smaller streams, five pairs of nerves exit the spine in the lower back to form the two sciatic nerves.
While spinal discs can’t “slip,” they can bulge or herniate putting direct pressure on nearby nerves resulting in pain, swelling and inflammation. The pain can become exacerbated when coughing, sneezing which confirms the problem is disc related.
Pain pills, muscle relaxers, and epidural injections cannot correct the nerve compression caused by a bulging disc. Physical therapy commonly treats the muscle without addressing the underlying cause of the pain. Surgery often involves cutting away disc tissue or removing bone to decompress the nerve. Fortunately for people seeking sciatica treatment in Santa Fe, it can be treated with safe, natural Chiropractic care.
Restoring normal articular function and spinal alignment with a series of Chiropractic adjustments has produced positive results for millions. Many patients report that they can resume their activities of daily living without resorting to drugs or surgery. Chiropractors are uniquely skilled to evaluate and reduce the most common cause of sciatica nerve pain.
How do you get Sciatica?
It’s easy to trace some spinal problems to an event, such as a car accident. Yet, sciatica is often the result of cumulative damage from chronic, uncorrected vertebral subluxations. Years of bad posture, poor muscle tone and excess weight are contributing factors. Sciatica can be intermittent. You may think your condition is resolving itself, only to be unpleasantly surprised when the pain returns because the underlying cause of the problem was never corrected with appropriate chiropractic intervention.