Sciatic nerve is an important nerve that starts from the lower back and goes all the way through the buttock to the lower leg. Continued pain in the sciatica nerve can lead to a lot of problems. Sciatic nerve is an important nerve in the body and is the longest one as well. It runs from lower back and goes all through the buttock down to the lower leg. Your thighs, soles and legs have sensation due to this nerve and it also controls the muscles of the lower leg.
The symptoms of sciatica can be different depending on which part of the sciatica nerve has affected. Typically, the symptoms are seen in the path or area where the sciatica nerve run and that is from the lower back to the lower leg. Dull ache, mild tingling, burning sensation on one side of the body, muscle weakness, numbness, pins and needles sensation are some of the other symptoms of sciatica that one might experience. Continuous sneezing, bending, sitting, coughing and other sudden movements can worsen the effect of sciatica. Sciatica pain starts slowly but increases over time and it becomes difficult to carry out daily life activities.
Due to a ruptured or herniated disc, there is a pain in the sciatic nerve in which causes sciatica. In order to keep the spinal flexible, spinal discs are located between each vertebra. They act as shock absorbing cushions. As we grow old, spinal discs become more fragile, brittle, drier and deteriorate. Usually, they are stronger than the outside and soft jelly like from the center. This happens as the outer covering starts wearing off and the soft jelly like substance comes out due to rupture or herniation. This ruptured disc then presses on the nerve root and the symptoms of sciatica becomes prominent like tingling, weakness in the feet and legs and pain. Due to the chemicals found in the nucleus of the disc, nerve roots may also be irritated.
Chiropractic care is a natural way of treatment that does not involve any drug. The main aim of chiropractic treatment is to reduce pain and inflammation and hence get your spinal movement back to normal. There are many chiropractic treatment methods and depending on what caused sciatica, various treatments are provided like rehabilitative exercises, TENS, ice or heat therapy, ultrasound and spinal adjustments. Chiropractic spinal manipulation is very useful and is completely natural. It has minimal side effects. It can be used to treat neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain or joint pain. There are many benefits of this method and it is completely free of drugs and medicines.