5 Conditions That Cause Sciatic Nerve Pain

Kate Keenan blog

The sciatic nerve is the largest continuous nerve in the human body, and it runs from the lower back down into both legs. When the sciatic nerve becomes pinched or compressed by the discs or vertebrae in the spine, it can lead to sciatic nerve pain and other troublesome symptoms known as sciatica. Sciatica can be debilitating, causing a number …

What Can I do to Alleviate Sciatic Nerve Pain?

Lisa Gladman blog

Over 40% of people will experience sciatic nerve pain during their lifetime, and depending on the severity of the condition, the pain can be debilitating and prevent people from completing simple daily tasks. The sciatic nerve is the widest and longest nerve in the body, running from the lumbar spine, through the buttocks, down the leg and ending at the …

4 Exercises for a Pinched Nerve in Your Neck

Kate Keenan blog

If you are suffering from a pinched nerve in the neck, you understand just how debilitating the condition can be. Unfortunately, pinched nerves in the neck are not uncommon, and experts indicate that they affect around 85 in every 100,000 adults each year, most commonly in individuals aged 50 to 54 years old. What causes a pinched nerve in the …

3 Stretches for Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief

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Sciatic nerve pain can be debilitating and seriously interfere with your everyday activities. When the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or pinched, it sends out distress signals to the surrounding muscles, causing them to become inflamed and swollen. Long-term compression and inflammation of the nerve can lead to tissue damage in the nerve and surrounding muscles. While surgery can relieve the …

3 Exercises to Help You Avoid Surgery for a Bulging Disc

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Bulging discs can cause excruciating pain and a host of other issues to your back and limbs. If you go to your doctor, he or she will likely tell you that the best course of action is surgery, but this isn’t necessarily the case. A bulging disc can be treated successfully using non-invasive surgical methods, including chiropractic care and targeted …

What is Cervical Radiculopathy?

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Cervical radiculopathy is the medical term for a pinched nerve in the neck. While either degenerative changes or trauma usually causes it, many people don’t notice the symptoms until they wake up in the morning and experience pain, tingling, and numbness in their shoulders, arms, and hands. Cervical radiculopathy can be treated with proper chiropractic care, targeted exercises and stretches, …

5 Tips to Prevent Bulging Discs

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A bulging disc occurs when a large amount of pressure is put on a spinal disc causing it to rupture or tear. Some common causes are age, spinal stress, and improper lifting techniques. While a bulging disc is treatable, there are ways to prevent them from occurring in the first place. 1. Exercise Lower back pain exercises are a great …

The Complete Guide to Sciatica

Lisa Gladman blog

Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, can be extremely painful. This back and leg pain is widely experienced and may affect up to 40% of the population. For some, the pain may be slight, but others may suffer significantly from its debilitating effects. It is important to understand the possible causes of sciatica, as well as the symptoms, so you can …