What is the Sciatic Nerve?
The sciatic nerve forms from the spinal nerves and runs from the hip joint down the leg to the foot. Sometimes this nerve becomes pinched and inflamed, creating intense pain through the mid-buttock and down the leg. Dr. Michael Wilson of Kosak Chiropractic Center, located at 152 Travis Blvd. Suite G, Fairfield, CA, can help relieve the pain from sciatica.
This pain can be constant or intermittent, sharp, or shooting. It can be sudden and severe and go away as quickly as it came. Sciatic pain does not usually become painful in both legs at one time. However, you could experience bilateral leg pain. It takes the expertise of our doctor to determine if it is a sciatic pain you have or another issue.
What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?
You may have sciatica if you experience pain or numbness in your lower back, across your buttock, and down your leg. You may also feel a worsening pain upon movement. Some experience a loss of movement. It is not uncommon to have a prickling feeling in your feet, toes, or legs. In addition, you can experience loss of bowel and bladder control.
What are Your Risk Factors for Sciatica?
The risks of developing sciatic pain are more significant if you have the following issues. However, Dr. Wilson of Kosak Chiropractic Center, located at 152 Travis Blvd. Suite G, Fairfield, CA., can treat your sciatica. Risk factors are listed.
- Injury to the lower back or spine
- The aging process
- Weak muscles in the back and abdomen
- Daily heavy lifting
- Incorrect posture
- Incorrect weight lifting
- Improper exercise
- Weak muscles
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Standing/Sitting too long
What is the Treatment for Sciatic Pain?
Our doctor may order various tests to determine if your problem with pain is truly sciatic pain. Some of these tests could include x-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan of the back.
If you are pregnant, the doctor can help relieve this painful condition. The pain usually subsides after you deliver. The primary goal is always to decrease or eliminate pain and increase your quality of life. Treatment options include some of the following.
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- Physical Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Warmth to the site
- Warm bath or shower
- Enhancing good posture
- Stretching exercises
- Keeping near-normal weight
- Getting adequate rest
Never Suffer from Sciatic Pain
If you suspect you suffer from sciatica, please give Dr. Wilson of Kosak Chiropractic Center at 152 Travis Blvd. Suite G, Fairfield, CA; call today at 707-426-1111. Make your appointment as soon as possible.
Our goal is to increase your quality of life so you can live your life to its fullest pain-free through enhanced wellness.