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Sciatica is a radiating or tingling pain that originates in the lower back or buttocks, and travels down the legs. Many patients who suffer from this painful condition report that it affects their walking, running, ability to focus, even their sleep. Proper chiropractic treatment of sciatica can help to reduce or eliminate these symptoms altogether, freeing patients to enjoy a far more active, pleasurable lifestyle.
Sciatica is the result of a pinched or compressed sciatic nerve. Typically this nerve becomes stressed in response to spinal subluxations or herniated disks, although trauma, poor positioning and even pregnancy may play a part. The good news is that the nerve can be restored to its correct function through chiropractic care, especially a gentle technique known as spinal manipulation.
Sciatica is more than just a source of irritation – left untreated, it could be a precursor to long term nerve damage and even paralysis. It is essential that you speak with an experienced professional and seek prompt treatment for this source of pain sooner rather than later. To make an appointment for some safe and drug-free relief, please contact the Albany sciatica experts at Nussbaum Chiropractic today.