Risk Factors for Sciatica
posted: Jul. 12, 2021.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body. It originates near the buttocks and travels down both legs into the feet. Sciatica is a painful condition that follows the sciatic nerve on one side, all the way down to a foot. It is caused when the sciatic nerve gets irritated and becomes inflamed. Some people are at a higher risk of developing sciatica than others. Our chiropractors at East Lake Chiropractic and Medical Center in Saint Cloud treat patients for sciatica. If you are suffering from sciatic nerve pain, contact our team today to schedule an appointment.
The Causes of Sciatica
The onset of sciatica cannot be predicted, but several risk factors increase the odds of developing sciatica.
- Older adults are more likely to develop sciatica
- Being overweight
- Being diabetic
- Regular strenuous physical activities at work
- Previous spinal injuries
- Having spinal stenosis
The Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica often causes sharp pain going across the lower back and into the buttocks. It can follow the nerve down a person's leg and into a foot. The pain is often described as a burning or electrical sensation. The symptoms can be debilitating and profoundly affect the quality of a person's life.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
Our chiropractors treat sciatica naturally, without the risks of surgery or the dangers of pain medication. Sciatica is almost always caused by a spinal misalignment, so we focus on adjusting and realigning the affected spinal vertebrae and reduce pressure and irritation on the sciatic nerve. Other related therapies are used to enhance the efficacy of the spinal adjustments and realignment.
Get Chiropractic Care for Your Sciatica in Saint Cloud, FL
If you or a family member is suffering from sciatica, you know how painful it can be and how it affects your overall quality of life. Contact East Lake Chiropractic and Medical Center in Saint Cloud for an examination by one of our chiropractors. We will create a personalized treatment plan that is designed to provide pain relief and support the recovery process. Call our team today at (407) 957-9995 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.