Say goodbye to sciatica pain once and for all
Sciatica is a painful condition that stems from inflammation of the sciatic nerve. This is your body’s largest nerve — in fact, it’s about the diameter of your little finger! Sciatica can be caused by misalignment of your spine or, less frequently, from prostatic cancer. In many cases, however, it is due to structural problems which lead to pinching or agitation of this large nerve as it exits the lower spine.
There are some serious causes for sciatica, however, so you should always seek medical treatment if you experience symptoms related to the condition. Typically, this includes pain from the lower back and buttocks and down the back of one or both thighs. This pain can be intermittent or sharp throbbing, and it often gets worse when sitting.
Treating sciatica starts by accurately diagnosing the cause. Once it’s been determined that the root cause is indeed physical, we can then work to resolve it safely and effectively. This includes a series of treatments, from reviewing the alignment of the spine and hip to using trigger points and other techniques to return the sciatic nerve to a natural, non-inflamed state.
Cherry Health Center can help you get relief from the pain and inconvenience caused by sciatica. Just call (417) 413-5900 to schedule your appointment today.