Sciatica is a condition resulting from pressure or pinching of the sciatic nerve which runs from the lower back and down each of a person’s legs. This can cause severe pain and difficulty moving, which can even be worse when sitting but can make it just as difficult to stand. Sciatica usually occurs only on one side of the body but can affect both.
Any number of underlying causes could result in sciatica. Many pregnant women experience this condition as a result of the position of the fetus. In such cases, the condition often clears up after birth. Other causes can be at the root of this condition, however, and these include:
Sciatica can have a range of severity, from mild to severe cases. Anyone experiencing symptoms of this ailment, however, should seek treatment from an experienced chiropractor. Chiropractors are medical doctors who are the most qualified professionals to address the problem. Since sciatica begins in the spine, a specialist in this area is better equipped to relieve the pain than any other kind of doctor.
Treatments vary for different patients. Spinal misalignment sometimes requires a simple adjustment. Other times more extensive rehabilitation and rejuvenation efforts are needed, but chiropractors are always the best bet to develop a treatment for this nerve condition directly related to the back.
Dr. Matt Baker and the professionals at Baker Chiropractic & Rehab in Maryville, MO has been providing relief to sciatica patients throughout the region for years. He knows exactly how to diagnose and address this problem to restore full feeling and health to his patients once more.
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