Edmond Chiropractor: The pain reliever
Our Edmond chiropractor is here to share some interesting facts with you, today. Did you know that the sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body? It’s true! In fact, it runs from each side of the lower spine through deep in the rear and back of the thigh and all the way down to the foot, connecting the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles. The term “sciatica” refers to the nerve pain and there can be more than one reason that sciatica pain presents itself. The major reasons include, but may not be limited to:
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Isthmic spondylolisthesis
- Piriformis syndrome
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
No matter the cause, these spinal disorders can cause spinal nerve compression. The compression on the nerve can result in numbness, weakness and pain. Sciatica is often so painful for patients that it forces them to miss out on activities they would love to do. Common troublesome spots are, generally, concentrated to one side of the body near the hip, leg and foot.
Fortunately, chiropractic care is wonderful for reducing this type of pain. Our Edmond chiropractor has experience in providing chiropractic care that can speed the recovery from sciatica flare ups. After our chiropractor performs various joint adjustments to the spine and other limbs the range of motion and palpation of the lumbar spine will, generally, improve. Most patients will notice a difference after just a few weeks of treatments.
If you notice any ongoing pain from the hip, leg and/or foot areas it might be worth getting a checkup with our Edmond chiropractor to find out if you have sciatica (or something else). It’s possible to just have a pinched nerve. Either way, you can be helped! If you want to get adjusted, you could be on the fast track to feeling healthier.
To book an appointment, give us a call at (405)285-7325.