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Posted on 05-22-2014
by Dr. Kurt Michaux, DC
People who suffer from persistent pain that starts in their lower back and extends through the buttocks, down into the lower leg may be suffering from the symptoms of sciatica nerve pain. Do these symptoms sound familiar? Technically, sciatica is not a diagnosis. Rather, it is a word that describes a set of symptoms caused by irritation to the sciatic nerve. The source of irritation can be caused by any number of conditions. Frequently, normal wear and tear in the lower back causes symptoms to flare up. Dr. Michaux, our Clermont chiropractor, helps patients understand the underlying reason for their pain and recommends a natural treatment plan.
While symptoms can vary widely, most people who suffer from sciatica experience pain radiating from the lower back and into one leg. Some patients also experience
For most patients, symptoms begin slowly and get worse over time. Pain can also get worse after sitting for long periods of time or after a sudden movement like a sneeze or cough.
Most patients respond well to conservative treatment recommended by a Clermont chiropractor like Dr. Michaux. Chiropractic care for sciatica relief is a non-invasive, drug-free way to decrease pain and increase function. While pain management for sciatica will vary from patient to patient, it can involve chiropractic care which includes: spinal adjustments, ice/heat therapy, ultrasound, TENS, and rehabilitative exercises.
We also recommend that our Clermont chiropractic patients take steps to prevent sciatica symptoms by:
Has Dr. Michaux and Clermont chiropractic lessened your sciatica symptoms? Tell us what worked for you.
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