Are You Sick Of Sciatic Pain?
Sciatic Doctor In Los Angeles
If you’ve ever had sciatic pain then you know it’s not a laughing matter. Sciatic pain can come in waves or it can linger for days, weeks, or months. Patients sciatic pain either have a disc pressing on the sciatic nerve, or spinal degeneration. The sciatic nerve is the biggest single nerve in the whole body. The sciatic nerve stems from the lower spine back and runs down the leg. Generally, only one leg is affected because there are two separate nerves, one for each leg. What are some symptoms that indicate sciatica?
- Searing sharp pain in the affected leg
- Pins and needles in the affected leg
- Tightness and pain in the buttock area
- Muscle weakness in the affected leg and buttock
What is the cause of sciatic pain? Here are a few causes:
- A herniated disc in the low back (tissue from disc protruding onto nerve)
- A degenerative disc in the low back (compression of disc/abnormal pressure on nerve)
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal column)
- Sacroiliac joint imbalance(tilted pelvic bone)
- Overall body/postural imbalance
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What Can Be Done for Sciatic Pain?
There are many popular treatments today that can help with sciatic pain. Medical treatments include but are not limited to:
- epidural shots,
- pain killers
- Natural treatments include
- Physical therapy
Some of these can be combined when treating the patient for sciatica. Although these treatments help the patient achieve relief they may not resolve the sciatic pain completely. There are other options available! Options that many patients have not heard of.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
Most people and physicians do not understand that sciatic pain coupled with low back problems can stem from a problem in the upper neck area. Even patients without an apparent neck problem can have misalignments in the neck that is essentially affecting the entire spinal column. A misalignment of only ¼ of a millimeter in the upper two vertebrae of the neck can be the root cause for sciatica. A person with a known, or unknown neck issue, can present with body imbalance. Body imbalance changes the entire moving structure and function of the spine. Upper cervical doctors have been specifically trained to examine the upper neck. The doctors use the latest techniques to find neck misalignments. Each patient with sciatica is examined for neck misalignments in our office. A specialized doctor locates the cause of the problem. Patients can be sure the doctor will make a specific, gentle, correction to the neck that will allow the entire spine to heal naturally. In some cases, the patients sciatic pain is eliminated with a few visits.
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