Sciatica can cause serious and persistent nerve pain that originates in the spine and typically extends down the back of the leg. Symptoms of sharp, stabbing nerve pain, tingling, numbness and weakness make enjoying life a huge task. Sciatica originates from compression of the sciatic nerves which can occur from a number of things:
- small activities like sitting uncomfortably on your wallet
- non-musculoskeletal disorders like diabetes and constipation
- lumbar spine misalignment
- direct pressure on the sciatic nerve
Chiropractic adjustments in Jacksonville FL reduce pressure from vertebral misalignments and spinal degeneration. Proper spinal column alignment assists in treating a several related conditions that can be the cause of sciatica nerve pain. A study from the European Spine Journal* published in 2013 shows Chiropractic adjustments result in 72% success rate in treating sciatica compared to 20% success from physical therapy and 50% from corticosteroid injections. A sciatica treatment plan may include several different treatments such as ice/cold therapies, ultrasound, TENS and spinal adjustments.