Do you suffer from sciatica?
Sciatica is a very common condition that involves the sciatic nerve, which runs from the low back down the legs.
Symptoms of Sciatica
If you experience low back pain or a “radiating” pain that travels down your hip, thigh, leg or even all the way down to your foot, you may suffer from sciatica.
Other symptoms of sciatica include:
While sciatica can come and go, its presence is never welcome. Many people who experience pain caused by the sciatic nerve describe it as excruciating.
What Causes Sciatica?
Sciatica can develop for a myriad of reasons. This uncomfortable condition usually targets people ranging in age from 30 to 50.
Common causes of sciatica:
- Spinal arthritis
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated disk
- Bone spur
- Piriformis syndrome
If you’re one of the many people who experience sciatica, keep reading to learn how you can manage this common condition.
How You Can Combat Sciatica & Feel Better In Your Body
Sciatica getting you down?
The good news is that most people can manage their sciatica without needing surgery.
Here are a few helpful ways to manage your sciatica:
- Stretch the affected area regularly
- Apply an ice pack to areas of pain
- Get a massage or acupuncture
- Visit a trusted chiropractor
- Receive an epidural steroid injection*
*Before you undergo a medical procedure like a steroid shot, we highly recommend trying some of the non-invasive remedies mentioned above.
Did you know a chiropractor can help you alleviate sciatic pain?
By lengthening the muscles along the spine and creating space between each vertebrae, we can help you relieve compression on the sciatic nerve.
Get the relief you’re seeking now. Talk to the experts at Kaster Chiropractic and Associates, Southwest Florida’s most trusted hands.
To schedule your appointment, visit www.drkasters.com or call us now at 239-332-2555.