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What Causes Sciatica?

Written By Taschler Spine & Rehab on August 17, 2020

rsz sciaticaSciatica is a condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. Most individuals with the condition believe they are simply suffering from lower back pain, which wouldn’t be too surprising as nearly 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. If it’s such a prevalent condition, why is it that so many people put off seeking sciatica treatment? Simple – because they don’t get it diagnosed properly.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is known for causing mild to moderate pain. Sciatica pain happens when something is compressing on your sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from your lower back through your hips, buttocks, and down each of your legs. 

The pain is often caused by a bone spur on the spine, the narrowing of the spine, or a herniated disk. Each of these conditions causes inflammation that can compress on the sciatic nerve, leading to pain and tingling in the area and/or down through the legs. 

Symptoms Indicating It’s Time to Seek Sciatica Treatment

The symptoms of sciatica will vary by individual. However, it’s essential to note the following common symptoms:

  • Lower back pain
  • Pain in your buttocks
  • Pain in one or both legs
  • A tingling/burning sensation that radiates down your legs
  • Numbness/weakness in your leg or foot
  • Pain that makes it difficult to sit, stand, or walk

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s time you seek out sciatica treatment. 

Sciatica Treatment Through Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is an excellent option for addressing sciatica pain because it targets and treats the condition, not simply treating the symptoms. The goal of sciatica treatment is to address the compression on the nerve causing the pain. This can be done through several sciatica treatment options, including:

Sciatica Treatment Options in Fairfax, VA

The pain associated with sciatica can be extremely debilitating and can start interfering with your day-to-day life if you do not seek out the right sciatica treatment. The team at Taschler Spine & Rehab understands this and is ready to help you find the relief you need. 

If you are suffering from sciatica pain, then don’t wait. Contact us today or call our office at (703) 293-2939.

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