What is sciatica?
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.
Sciatica is the irritation or compression of the nerve roots or nerve fibres that make up the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body about the diameter of a finger. Up to 40% of people will have some form of sciatica in their lifetime. Pain can be felt anywhere along the nerve. The most common cause is a herniated spinal disc. The spinal disc can be injured or weakened over time. The disc can compress the nerve roots making up the sciatic nerve and cause pain. Another cause is the spinal bones can shift out of place compressing nerve fibres also causing pain.
Sciatica doesn’t need to be a pain in the butt?
Harvard Medical notes that sciatica often goes away by itself within a few hours or days. If the pain persists for long period of time it’s a good idea to see your doctor and or make an appointment to our clinic to see Dr. Josh Davis. D.C.
Most think that the more painful something is the worse the problem is. That’s not quite the case with Sciatica Pain. Keeping active can normally keep most of the pain controlled. The body is excellent at reabsorbing disc material that is causing pain. With prolonged pain, lying down can can help but not for too long.
Walking short distances once the pain settles is a great way of keeping Sciatic pain from reoccurring. Creating a treatment plan is key. It should involve pain management and visits to your chiropractic specialist. Dr Josh Davis and his team at Allen Health Chiropractic specialize in Sciatica clinic treatment in Allen Tx.
Staying active and having a sciatica pain management plan go a long way towards living a healthy pain free life. Visit or Call our Sciatica Clinic in Allen Texas. We would be happy to help you develop your plan.