The Pain of Sciatica

Problems with your sciatic nerve can create an enormous amount of pain. Sciatica is a type of nerve pain that runs along the sciatic nerve. It can be extremely painful and prevent people from living their normal lives. It can be debilitating for many people and lower their quality of life. When you have back pain, leg pain, or tingling along this nerve, you need to see a chiropractor for your sciatica. Call our Manhattan, KS, office to schedule your appointment. 


The Sciatic Nerve

Your largest nerve is your sciatic nerve. It runs through the body from the lower back through the buttocks and hips and finally goes down into your legs. When something affects this nerve, it can result in your feeling pain that can be anywhere from mild to extremely severe. When someone gets sciatica, it usually shows up on one side of their body. The nerve can start to cause problems when someone has a bone spur on the spine or develops a herniated disk. It can also be caused when the spine narrows and puts pressure on the nerve, which is called spinal stenosis. Tumors can also put pressure on the nerve, or it may be affected by the patient’s diabetes. The pressure on the nerve causes many people to find that they aren’t able to do the things they normally do because of the pain. 

What Causes Sciatica?

Pressure on the spine is the cause of sciatica. This pressure can happen in many different ways. Being obese or pregnant can cause this nerve pressure. If your body is undergoing a lot of changes, this can also cause it. If you have a job that requires you to stay still for long periods or has you make certain motions repetitively, such as bending over or twisting your back, it can cause you to develop sciatica. Carrying large items and being diabetic are also common causes of this condition. 

Sciatica Symptoms

Back pain, leg pain, and tingling along the sciatic nerve are all symptoms. It often causes back pain, but you can also have pain in your hips and buttocks as well as in just one leg. 

See the Chiropractor

When you have sciatica, you need to see a chiropractor for treatments. If you’re in Manhattan, KS, we have an office convenient to you. Don’t live with the pain of sciatica when treatments are available that can help relieve your pain. Contact Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic today.

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