Sciatica & Sciatic Nerve Pain
Constant pain in my lower back
Constant pain in my leg
Constant pain in my buttock
Back pain is worse when I sit
Do any of these phrases sound familiar? If you have searched any of these phrases because you are desperate to find out what it is that is causing the pain in your lower back or causing the pain in your butt or pain in the glute then we may have the answer that you have been searching for. If you have one or more of these pain issues you are more than likely dealing with what we call sciatica. What is sciatica you may now be asking. It is important to understand what is going on in your body and why pain is coming up for you. Sciatica is also know as sciatic nerve pain and it is caused by the sciatic nerve. Our bodies are made up of a lot of different individual nerve roots and branch out from the spine. All these different nerve roots are also branching out from the sciatic nerve which is the largest nerve in our body. When the sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated in any way it can result in pain for you. The Sciatic Nerve starts in the lower back which most people know as the lumbar part of your back. From the lumbar the sciatic nerve the roots run down through the lower back and down through your butt or glutes whatever you would like to call them, through your legs and then down to your feet. The main points of your leg that have the sciatic nerve running down them are your thigh, calf, foot and even your toes. Most of the time when someone is experiencing nerve pain it is not in the toes or feet but actually more commonalty associated with pain in the lower back, butt and thighs.
Do I need surgery for my sciatica?
People commonly ask “Do I need to have surgery to get rid of my sciatic nerve pain?” and my answer is always the same. Have you tried any natural non surgical remedies for your sciatic nerve pain. Surgery for Sciatica to relieve Sciatic nerve pain can be beneficial and is an option to find your relief from pain, however any time surgery is an option it is always important to explore any and all non surgical procedures first if time permitting and talked through with your doctor. Here are a few options that might be a great idea to check out and try to see if you are able to find any relief from your sciatic nerve pain.
Ice and heat regiment
Just like with a sore muscle or a twisted ankle it is also a good idea to ice and heat the area you are experiencing pain. This method is most effective at the beginning stages of nerve pain but can always help to reduce pain at any stage. To do a heat or ice regiment it is always important to ensure that there is a light cloth between the skin of your hot pack or ice pack to avoid any heat burn or ice burn. The standard time to ice or heat any injury is 20 minuets on then 2 hours off and repeat through the day or few days. Some doctors may recommend 20 minuets on, 20 minuets off and then repeat for a few hours.
Can a Chiropractor help with sciatica?
Yes, Chiropractors are a great choice when it comes to finding relief with your sciatic nerve pain. A spinal adjustment from a chiropractor will align your spine and my help with a few different things that are associated with the nerve pain you are experiencing. Seeing a chiropractor should never be a painful experience and that is the same for seeing a chiropractor for your sciatica. Your chiropractor here is Ogden is not only great with spinal adjustments to help with sciatic nerve pain but will also help to stretch you out to loosen the area and help relieve pain. When you come into the office for your sciatic nerve pain in Ogden he can give you a few tips with what you can do at home to help relieve the pain in between your visits. There are a few different stretches and exercises that are great for you but are specific to relieving the pain you are experiencing from sciatica. Always remember it is only $20 for your first visit so please come in and see us and we will get you taken care of.