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Posted on 08-16-2012

chiropractic and wellness for sciatica in Ft. Lauderdale.jpgSciatica is a painful condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve – the largest nerve in the body -- becomes inflamed. The sciatic nerve runs from the lover part of the spinal cord, behind the joint of the hip and along the back of the thigh. Low back pain caused by sciatica can disrupt your normal routine and feeling of wellness and good health, and interrupt your daily life.

Under normal conditions, the sciatic nerve sends signals from your brain to your muscles – and from your muscles to your brain. Sciatica impacts this function by compressing the nerve, causing low back pain and pain in the legs and hips. If you suffer from sciatica, you can feel a range of painful sensations; it can feel like an electric-like jolt or a burning sensation in any of these areas, particularly if you exert yourself by bending, lifting, squatting or even coughing.

Your chiropractor will work with you and perform an exam to assess your condition. If you have sciatica, a treatment plan will be determined, which will be designed to ease the pain without surgery or medication. Depending on the examination findings and diagnosis, your treatment plan may include massage therapy, ice/cold therapy and/or spinal adjustment.

Chiropractic Care Treatment Options at Your Ft. Lauderdale Chiropractor

Massage Therapy: Massage therapy can be used to ease pain and restore wellness and function to the area. Specifically with trigger point massage, attention to certain areas that are suffering more pain can be given more focus.

Ice/cold therapy: Using ice or cold temperatures can help by reducing inflammation to control hip, leg and low back pain.

Spinal Manipulation: Spinal adjustments can help reduce the nerve irritability that can cause the muscle spasms and inflammation that trigger sciatic pain.

Your sciatica is as unique as you are – and your treatment plan should be too. Our chiropractor will come up with an effective plan to combat the pain and discomfort caused by this condition, and allow you to resume a life, uninterrupted by pain.

Have you ever suffered from sciatica?

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