Struggling with Sciatica in Plano?
Sciatica in Plano refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve and its branches — from your back down your buttock and leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your spinal cord to your buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg. Sciatica is a symptom, not a disorder. The radiating pain of sciatica signals another problem involving the nerve, such as a herniated disk. Depending on the cause, the pain of acute sciatica — which may be quite uncomfortable — usually goes away on its own within a couple of weeks or may take months. However, many others never find a long-term solution. If left untreated, sciatica can get worse until everyday activities are no longer an option.
Causes of sciatic type pain can come from a couple of different sources. Sometimes the disc bulge or herniation can cause pain and this will most of the time be accompanied by tingling and numbness down the affected leg and foot. Many people with this form of sciatica don’t realize the issue is in the back because most often there is no pain in the back. Another source of pain from sciatica is the piriformis muscle. It is the one muscle that the sciatic nerve pierces through and if it is inflamed, there will be associated sciatic pain. The pain will most often travel from the gluteal region down the back of the leg and to the knee. It usually will not go beyond the knee.
HOW DO YOU DEVELOP SCIATICA in Plano?
Numerous conditions can develop into sciatica. At the very basic level sciatica is caused by compression of your sciatic nerve, the body's longest nerve. Originating from the lumbar spine, and then extending into the buttocks and down the legs the sciatic nerve covers a wide range. This nerve can become compressed or irritated in several locations, but the two most common areas are at the spinal level and in the hip. Disc injuries are a common reason for this type of pain and can be the result of poor posture, continuous bending over, injury, or accidents. Even simple tasks, like bending over to pick up something, have caused patients to endure intense pain.
TREATMENT FOR SCIATICA AT THE TX ROOM
Chiropractors here have been trained to use precision to determine the source of sciatica pain and the best treatment options. With a complete evaluation of the patient, we will apply careful adjustments and manipulations that not only reduce sensitivity and relieve pain but also focus on restoring function to the area so it does not return.
Recovery time varies on the severity of sciatica and the amount of correction that needs to be done. A longer persisting condition will most likely require a longer recovery timetable. To end on a positive note, it usually requires less time to adjust and recover than it took to create the condition. Call us at The Tx Room today if you are living with sciatica and its effects.
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