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Our Multicare Health Clinic Discusses Sciatica

Lower back pain can be very frustrating, and it can make life difficult. In some cases, your lower back pain can be due to a sprain or a strain. In other cases, the pain can be due to something more serious such as sciatica.

Man with Sciatica Pain

What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a pain that affects the sciatic nerve. This nerve extends from the lower back and down the back of each leg. For many people, the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, and it can make walking and sitting difficult.

What Are the Symptoms of Sciatica?

In most cases, sciatica affects just one side of the body. The pain that you typically feel when you have sciatica begins in the lower back and shoots through the back of the thigh and down through the leg. There are other symptoms associated with sciatica as well. These symptoms include:

  • A pain in the rear end or the leg that is worse when you are sitting.
  • Pain in the hip
  • Tingling or burning down the leg
  • Numbness or weakness in the leg or the foot
  • Difficulty moving your leg or your foot
  • Constant pain in one side of the rear end
  • Shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up


What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica occurs when the root of your lower back and spine are irritated. There are a few different things that can cause this. A few of the causes include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Being overweight or obese
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Wearing high heel shoes frequently
  • Sleeping on a mattress that is either too hard or too soft
  • Muscle spasms that occur in the back or the rear end
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis: This is where the spinal canal in your lower back begins to narrow.
  • Degenerative disc disease: The discs in your back act as cushions between the vertebrae. When these discs break down, it can result in sciatica.
  • Spondylolisthesis: This condition occurs when one of the vertebrae in your back slips forward over another.


How Can a Chiropractor Treat and Help Manage Sciatica?

If you are suffering from sciatica, a chiropractor can help. A sciatica treatment from a chiropractor would include a variety of treatments such as ice/cold therapy to reduce inflammation and help control the pain. Ultrasound therapy is used often to penetrate deep in the tissue. Your chiropractor may use TENS to create electrical currents to reduce muscle spasms Finally,  a spinal adjustment, also known as a spinal manipulation will be performed to restore misaligned vertebra and help with free movement of the spine.

Contact Our Multicare Health Clinic in Sioux City, IA!

At Multicare Health Clinic in Sioux City, we can help treat and manage your sciatica. After your first visit, you should start feeling less pain. After regular treatments with the chiropractor, you can be pain-free. Call today at (712) 276-4325.

 

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3930 STADIUM DR
SIOUX CITY, IA 51106
Phone Number: (712) 276-4325

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