Back pain can be caused by strain, a muscle pull, misalignment in the spine, or from a compressed area of your spine pressing down on your sciatic nerve. When your sciatic nerve becomes inflamed, sciatica develops. At Chiropractic Today in Birmingham, AL, Dr. Irma Palmer works with patients who are dealing with lower back pain that is radiating down the leg, causing a tingling, burning sensation. If you are showing signs of sciatica, it's time to find relief with the help of a chiropractor.
What Causes Sciatica?
Your sciatic nerve is a long nerve that originates at the base of your spine and branches out down both legs. It travels at the back of your thighs, to the side of your knee, and down the side of your shins. You might feel lower back pain, or the pain can radiate all the way down to your foot. It is caused when your sciatic nerve becomes pinched and inflamed. The pain can be nearly impossible to manage without using a variety of care options to resolve the cause.
Care for Sciatica from a Chiropractor
A chiropractor will identify what is causing your sciatica, and provide care aimed at relieving your symptoms. If the area of your spine is compressed, decompression techniques can be used to open up the space and relieve pressure. When the issue is spinal misalignment, spinal adjustments are done to get your spine realigned. It often takes time to heal from sciatica because the muscles in your lower back often get tight from the pain.
Managing Sciatica with More Mobility
It is best to keep moving when you are dealing with sciatica, even when it is painful to do so. Tight muscles make sciatica worse, so moving around and loosening up your muscles will help. Swimming is one activity that is safe while you are struggling with sciatica, as it keeps your body in the right alignment while you are working out. If you find it difficult to stay active, ask our chiropractor what you can do to manage your sciatica in between sessions with a chiropractor.
Find Sciatica Care Now
You do not have to suffer with the burning, stabbing pain that often accompanies sciatica. Contact Chiropractic Today in Birmingham, AL, at 205-991-3511, and set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Palmer. With the right support in place, you can heal from the tingling pain that often radiates down your legs from sciatica. Take your life back from sciatica pain with the help of a chiropractor.