Sciatica can be debilitating. It can ruin your mood. It can cut at your athletic performance. It can keep you from working efficiently. Sciatica is more than just a pain in the back, it can be cripplingly painful. Fortunately, chiropractic work can aid in mitigating or reversing the pain associated with sciatica. Let’s take a look into what sciatica is, and how chiropractic can help.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica can be caused by a misalignment or degeneration of the discs within the lower back. When these discs (which support the weight of the upper body while in a standing posture) become misaligned, they’re liable to pinch nerves. These nerves weave throughout the lower back and legs. When a nerve is pinched, it may cause radiating pain through one or more sciatic nerves. Sciatica, therefore, may be the cause of certain leg and lower back pains. Sciatica is relatively easy to notice and diagnose.

How Can Chiropractic Help?

Adjustments can correct misalignment. If a nerve is pinched by a disc in the lower back, chiropractic adjustments can be utilized to realign the disc, relieving pressure on the nerve. With continual adjustments, the body’s muscles may grow to hold the proper, pain-free alignment of the lower back.

If you think you may be suffering from sciatica, or if you’ve received a doctor’s diagnosis that sciatica is the cause to your pain in your back and/or legs, then chiropractic treatment may be an effective, non-invasive treatment. Please, feel free to get in touch with us here at Performance Chiropractic Clinic if you’re curious about sciatica, our treatments, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment: 817-337-3636.