Sciatica Treatments

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Sciatica and its Treatment

The Efficient Treatment of Sciatica

Sciatica is a common discomforting ailment treated by chiropractors. Chiropractors are health care practitioners skilled in chiropractic-a medical procedure that involves the use of one's hands or a hand-held instrument to monitor the movement of the skeletal structures of the body in order to improve the function of the joints and entire nervous system.

The Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica occurs due to reduction in length of the sciatic nerve.

Disorders that result in sciatic nerve pain are:

  • Wrong alignment of the vertebra-a shift in a vertebrae may press on the sciatic nerve and cause pain
  • Herniated or protruding discs (slipped discs)-this is like in misaligned vertebra. But the impingement is caused by a vertebra disc
  • Gestation/childbirth
  • Tumors- this is when abnormal growths impinge or press on the sciatic nerve causing pain and discomfort
  • Diabetes
  • Constipation
  • Piriformis syndrome caused by a fall, hip arthritis, or a difference in leg length

Chiropractic Treatment of Sciatic Symptoms

Chiropractic treatment of symptoms of sciatic helps to promote the body’s self-healing process. This means that handling sciatica pains increases the body’s chance of recovery from the underlying etiologies. Its approach to recuperation requires no drug use and no penetrative equipment.

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