Things You Need to Know – Sciatica Relief and Spinal Decompression

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Sciatica relief and spinal decompression are available at your local Chiropractic center. When you are looking for non-invasive sciatica relief and spinal decompression therapy, a Chiropractor can help by simply diagnosing the condition and coming up with an effective treatment plan.

 

What is sciatica?

 

Sciatica pain is caused by an injury of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve by the body processes. Its roots can be found in the lower (lumbar) region of the spinal cord and extends over the buttocks with nerve endings down the legs.

 

The pain of sciatica may worsen after sitting or standing for a long time, bending forward or backwards or walking for in excess of very short distances.

 

Sciatica Pain interferes with Daily Life

 

Sciatica pain relief is the first thing a person seeks when experiencing inflammation of the sciatic nerve. Walking across the kitchen or bending down to pick up a dropped object seems almost as difficult as running a marathon. Even in more moderate cases, sciatica can hamper regular activity, creating frustration and stress. Finding an effective form of sciatica pain relief will vary from person to person just as the symptoms of sciatica differ in individuals.

 

Sciatica Pain Relief Treatment

 

Physicians often suggest ibuprofen or naproxen to help alleviate inflammation. If pain still persists in between dosages, they may recommend taking acetaminophen rather than increase the dosages of the anti-inflammatory drugs. Both types of drugs can have harmful side effects if taken in high doses for an extended period of time.

 

Ice packs and heating pads are treatments recommended for patients because they are effective and easy to do at home. Ice will help alleviate inflammation and numb the pain. Heating pads are great to use to relax the muscles and provide sciatica pain relief.

 

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