The sciatic nerve begins from the base of the spine through the back of the legs to the soles of the feet. Sciatica or sciatic nerve pain is a condition that develops when the nerve gets compressed or damaged.
The condition affects millions of people, and it can make performing simple tasks almost impossible. The pain varies in intensity from one individual to the next. Some people experience intense, debilitating pain, while others get it as more of a dull ache. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce or stop the pain.
Several symptoms characterize sciatic nerve pain. The symptoms include leg or buttock pain that becomes worse upon sitting, the pain shooting down the leg. Other symptoms are tingling, numbness and muscle weakness, difficulty moving the foot or leg, and a burning sensation in the leg.
Most people experience the pain mainly on one side. Sciatic nerve pain is incapacitating, capable of interfering with enjoyment and participation in daily activities. Even those with mild symptoms find the condition quite frustrating.
Sciatic nerve pain is usually the result of a herniated or slipped disc. Other causes point to spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, piriformis syndrome, and spondylolisthesis. The condition can also result from pregnancy, which increases strain and pressure on the spine. Wear and tear that occurs on the lower spine can also lead to sciatic nerve pain. The wear and tear may be due to age, poor alignment, or excess weight.
The DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System™ is one of the most effective chiropractic techniques for sciatica. The technique helps adjust the spine, relieving the nerve compression causing the pain. The therapy can involve techniques to adjust or lengthen the spine. This helps create more space between vertebrae.
Through the application of spinal decompressive forces to these injuries, the DRX9000™ has given patients relief from chronic back and neck pain and has allowed them to resume the activities they love.
For more information on getting the sciatic nerve to stop hurting, visit Labonte Disc Institute at our office in Ormond Beach, Florida. You can call (386) 260-3100 today to schedule an appointment.