Massage for Sciatica Pain in Waterford, MI
Sciatica refers to the symptoms of pain, tingling, numbness or weakness in the legs that originates in the lower back and radiates down the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body.
It’s one of the most common reasons people seek chiropractic care, and while it can be debilitating, making everyday activities difficult, it can also be effectively treated and reversed.
What is Sciatica Pain?
Sciatica pain is commonly felt in the lower back or down through the hamstring and radiating down the back of the knee. It results from irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.
A herniated disc sometimes causes it in the lumbar spine, which presses on the nerve causing inflammation and irritation. Other causes of nerve irritation are bone spurs or issues with adjacent muscles that can put prolonged pressure on the nerve.
Pregnancy can also cause sciatic pain because of the extra weight and pressure on the sciatic nerve.
What are the Symptoms?
Sciatic pain is usually felt down through the buttocks, in the hips, and radiating down the back of the legs. It can vary in intensity from a dull ache to stabbing pain or something similar to an electrical shock.
Severe sciatica can make every day tasks such as walking excruciating.
Usually, the pain is on one side of the body. Sitting for extended periods of time can aggravate sciatica pain.
If left untreated, sciatica can lead to permanent nerve damage, which is why it’s important to see a chiropractor if there are any symptoms.
What is the Treatment for Sciatica Pain?
Massage for sciatica pain is one of the treatment options. Massage helps in a couple of ways. First, it helps loosen the tight lower back muscles that are placing pressure on the sciatic nerves.
And massage also encourages the release of endorphins, which help the body fight pain.
Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment?