Sciatica is a condition that involves pain, tingling, or numbness that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg.
The pain and discomfort associated with Sciatica can vary in severity, and it can be a chronic condition.
The most common cause of Sciatica is a herniated disc in the lower back that compresses or irritates the sciatic nerve. Other potential causes may include Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, or spinal cord injuries.
The symptoms of Sciatica may include:
- Sharp, shooting pain in the lower back, buttocks, and down the leg
- Numbness or tingling in the leg or foot
- Weakness in the leg or foot
- Difficulty standing up or walking
Diagnosis of Sciatica typically involves a physical exam, evaluation of medical history, and imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans to identify the underlying cause of the symptoms.
Typical treatment options may include medications for pain and inflammation, physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and in severe cases, surgical intervention.
Our Approach to Sciatica Treatments
Chiropractic care is a common treatment option for individuals with Sciatica, as it is a non-invasive and drug-free approach. It aims to relieve pain and improve function.
Chiropractors focus on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system and use various techniques to improve joint mobility, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pressure on the nerves.
During a chiropractic session for Sciatica, the chiropractor will perform a physical exam and evaluate medical history to determine the underlying cause of the symptoms.
Chiropractic care for Sciatica has been shown to be effective in reducing pain and improving function in many individuals. However, it is important to note that the effectiveness of treatment may vary depending on the underlying cause of the Sciatica, as well as the severity of the condition.
Sciatica and the SpineCor Dynamic Bracing System
The SpineCor Dynamic Bracing System is designed to treat Scoliosis, a condition where the spine curves to the side. The SpineCor Dynamic Bracing System is a non-invasive treatment approach that uses a flexible brace to address the curvature of the spine and improve posture and function.
In many cases, Scoliosis and Sciatica may occur together, particularly in older adults. In these cases, treatment may involve a combination of approaches, including dynamic bracing, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and medications to manage pain and inflammation.
A significant number of patients with Sciatica along with Scoliosis report mild to significant pain reduction when treated with the SpineCor Bracing System.
The primary goal of The SpineCor Dynamic Bracing System is to stop the progression of curvature and take the unwanted weight off the joints and structures of the spine that are causing the pain. The second goal is to stabilize and strengthen the spine and the third goal is to offer any correction if possible. Overall, improves quality of life.
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