May 18, 2023
Beyond Bones Eliminates Sciatica in Jacksonville, FL
Hey guys, Dr. Brian here with Beyond Bones. Sciatica is one of the most painful and disruptive health problems that a person can suffer from. And we’re here to clarify exactly what sciatica is some things that you can do about it. And most importantly of all, how we can help you here and beyond bones, get rid of your sciatica and keep it gone for good.
The Sciatic Nerve and Sciatica
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body. And when there’s pressure on that nerve symptoms may result. In fact, that’s the definition of sciatica is pressure on the sciatic nerve, resulting in symptoms. The sciatic nerve runs from the low back through your butt down the back of your thigh to just below your knee. And again, when there’s pressure on that nerve, a variety of different symptoms may be produced. Pain is one of the main ones that pain can range from sort of a mild, dull ache up to a more severe, more intense, sharp and burning pain. Other symptoms may include numbness or weakness in the affected muscles, and tingling. In some cases, you may feel an electric type shock in the affected area. Now there’s acute sciatica and there’s chronic sciatica. Acute sciatica is sciatica that it comes on suddenly, and it may or may not resolve in a relatively short period of time. Chronic sciatica lasts much longer, up to three months and sometimes even beyond. And it may come and go as well. That’s why it’s really, really important that we take a look at your sciatica as early as possible to see if we can get it stopped and corrected and reversed early before it becomes chronic because chronic sciatica is much more challenging to get under control, and to correct and that’s what we’re all about here is getting this pain gone, so that you feel great not just now, but for the longer term, as well.
Common Risk Factors Associated with Sciatica
And there are some very well established and very clear risk factors with sciatica, age, obesity, diabetes, your occupation, and your level of physical activity. Those are all really important when it comes to determining how much of a candidate you are for experiencing sciatic, you’ll notice that some of those things are controllable, and others are not. Well, speaking of things that can be controlled, there are a few things that you can do to minimize your own risk of sciatica. If you’re already suffering from pressure on your sciatic nerve and the result in pain, well, then it’s good that you’re here. Here at Beyond Bones, we’ve had excellent results helping people get rid of their sciatica pain. And the way that we do that always starts in exactly the same way. It’s a thorough consultation with one of our chiropractors, we’ll be having a bit of a conversation, getting your health history, learning about you learning about your sciatica, starting to put together a picture of what causes it and when and why. Because all of that leads us up eventually to determining what we need to do to get that corrected. And to keep it corrected.
We Use X-rays to Help Determine the Cause of Your Sciatica
One of the most important parts of that process is often X-rays. X-rays show us whether or not your spine is misaligned, which is always going to put pressure on your nerves, including that sciatic nerve in this case, it’ll also show us degeneration, or wear and tear. All of these things are very, very important parts of putting together the picture the puzzle that is your current health situation, and seeing how we can help you resolve it. Hear at Beyond Bones, there are a few things that we do in order to help people move through their sciatic pain to the other side. And the other side is the important part, isn’t it because that’s where you feel good, have energy, have more enthusiasm, you sleep better, your posture gets better, and you’re not cranky because you’re suffering all the time. lifestyle habits, sleeping position, sitting position at work, standing position, where you carry your wallet, all of those things can be important factors in determining whether or not you end up having sciatica, we’ll be talking about those things.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica Relief
We can also teach some exercises and stretches in order to help your sciatica recover as quickly as possible. Putting those two things together with the third thing we do here, which is the most important one of all, that’s what creates the real magic, the chiropractic adjustment. What we do here at beyond bones in order to help you heal up is where we help to realign your spine back closer to normal back to where it should have been all along that that alignment process takes the pressure off of your nerves take the pressure off of your sciatic nerve, and that allows those symptoms to resolve and allows you to feel better, live healthier and stay that way for a longer time.
So combining lifestyle factors with exercises and stretches with the all important chiropractic adjustment. That’s how we here at Beyond Bones are able to get such spectacular results with sciatica from people just like you!