Sciatica is a common condition that can cause back pain, hip pain, and affect your quality of life. At Kabel Chiropractic in Highlands Ranch, CO, we provide treatment that can alleviate the symptoms you are experiencing and help you return to your normal routine quickly. Before you visit us, learn more about this condition below:
The Sciatic Nerve
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It originates in the back and travels through the buttocks, hips, and legs. If you experience pain from sciatica, it is usually because the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated. When additional weight is placed on the nerve, the nerve can become inflamed and result in pain. Sciatica can be mild and may go away on its own in time, however, it can also be moderate or serve. In this case, chiropractic care can be beneficial in relieving your discomfort and helping you move more freely.
Causes of Sciatica
Sciatica can be caused by a variety of factors, such as pregnancy, obesity, or diabetes. The condition also occurs in some people due to a herniated disc or a bone spur. If you have a job that requires bending or twisting your back often, these movements can also result in sciatica. Along with that, sciatica can also develop if you spend many hours driving for work or lead a sedentary lifestyle.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica can have varying levels of pain and cause various symptoms. The condition typically affects only one side of the body and you may be experiencing discomfort in one leg. You may also feel burning or throbbing back pain and may not be able to move freely. Not only that, but sciatica can also cause tingling and numbness on one side. If you have just one leg that is numb, we recommend visiting our chiropractor for prompt treatment.
Contact us for Treatment Today
If you are experiencing pain due to sciatica, let our team at Kabel Chiropractic in Highlands Ranch, CO, help. We will evaluate your condition and develop a customized treatment plan that can alleviate your discomfort. To learn more about the treatments that we offer and to schedule your appointment, contact us at (720) 489-1450 today. We look forward to improving your health!