Sciatica in the Bay Area
Sciatica is a commonly-experienced condition that affects people in a variety ways. The pain can be mild to severe and frequency ranges from intermittent to chronic and constant. But there are several hallmarks of sciatica that leave a mark on your quality of life, including:
- Feelings of burning, tingling numbness
- Radiating pain into the extremities
- Limited range of motion
Sciatica is a symptom of nerve compression
In fact, sciatica is nerve compression by its very definition. The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest spinal nerve in the body. As we age and our backs naturally weaken, our spines are more prone to moving out of position. When a vertebral body moves out of position, via subluxation or herniation, a frequent result is nerve impingement. When the nerve in question is the sciatic nerve, the ripple effect can be large and disruptive.
Chiropractic addresses nerve compression naturally
Addressing subluxation is at the core of what we do at the Bay Area Spine Care Office. Spinal adjustments restore alignment to the vertebral bodies and relieves nerves, including the sciatic nerve, from the pressure that is causing problems. From here we focus on conditioning the core muscles that support the lower back so that the problem does not recur. If you are interested in treating your sciatica in a natural and effective manner, give our office in Alameda a call to schedule an appointment today.