How Residents of Farmington, MI Are Coping with Sciatica
Sadly, for some, pain is a part of everyday life. If this pain comes from sciatica, it can be extremely debilitating and may occur on a daily basis. The one thing the person coping with this pain is thinking about is where and how to find relief.
Many begin by making an appointment to see their medical doctor. However, they may think twice because they know what will likely happen. A prescription to help cope with the pain is often given, along with exercises, and suggested lifestyle changes. While these things may help, they are not addressing the root of the problem. Therefore, sciatica will often return. So the question becomes, why does sciatica occur and what can one do for it naturally?
Sciatica is known for the following symptoms:
- Pins and needles feeling
- Weakness in the foot or leg of the affected side
- Feels worse after sitting for a long time
- One side is usually affected
- Pain that goes from the lower spine throughout the buttocks and down the back of one leg
- Trouble moving the affected leg
Sciatica originates when the sciatic nerve becomes irritated. This is one of the largest nerves in the body and begins with five root nerves that are connected to the spine. Sciatica is the result of one of these nerves becoming compressed or irritated. Why does this occur?
- Spinal disc herniation
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Spinal stenosis
- Piriformis syndrome
Finding Natural Relief for Sciatica
Here at Perkins Family Wellness, we strive to help patients cope with sciatica naturally. This condition can be traced back to a problem in the upper neck area. If a misalignment is present here, the spine will compensate for it by shifting and twisting. This can put pressure on the sciatic nerve and cause it to become irritated. By using a gentle method, we help the bones of the neck to realign, often bringing patients a decrease in or complete relief of sciatica symptoms.
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