Sciatica, which is also known as sciatic neuralgia, is a condition that causes pain in the low back, down the back of the leg and into the foot.
Many people experience the pain of sciatica, but never achieve a long term solution.
An untreated sciatic condition can continue to worsen and make the daily tasks of living go from difficult to impossible. Main Street Chiropractic in Downers Grove is aimed at helping you to understand sciatica, and explains how chiropractic treatment can help you to overcome it.
Sciatica can make sitting and standing for long periods of time difficult and can lead to weakness, tingling and numbness in the leg and foot. It will often come and go throughout a person's lifetime, causing periods of varying degrees of pain and discomfort.
If left unchecked, sciatic pain will generally grow worse and the nerve can become permanently injured.
There are a number of factors that can lead to sciatica, but the most common cause is disc injuries and bulges.
Sciatica is also common when there are misalignments in the spine due to postural issues, pregnancy or trauma.
Chiropractors in Downers Grove are highly trained to zero in on the source of the sciatica and to work with the patient in determining the most suitable approach to treatment.
After a thorough assessment of the individual's unique issue, gentle adjustments are made that will allow the body to recover its natural alignment.
Some people respond very quickly while others take more time to recover. In most cases, the longer the issue persists, the longer it will take to achieve correction.
Fortunately, it takes less time to fix an issue like this than it took to create it. Once the position of the spine and discs are improved, patients often report improvements to their overall health.
Main Street Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 5157 Main Street #200, Downers Grove IL 60515, (630) 435-6461 www.chiropracticdownersgrove.com