Castro Chiropractic in Norwalk, CA, offers a wide range of chiropractic services, including chiropractic care and back pain relief. There are many causes of back pain, and lower back pain or mid-back pain is no exception.
What Is Sciatica?
Back pain can be caused by a wide range of injuries and conditions. Sciatica is a condition that results from compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. It starts in the lower back and runs down each leg.
Symptoms of sciatica can include:
- Pain that radiates from the lower back to the buttocks, down the back of one leg, and into the foot.
- Pain that is made worse by coughing or sneezing
- Numbness, tingling, and weakness in parts of the leg
Anyone can experience this ailment, but it is most common in people over the age of 40. Other risk factors include having a family history of back pain, being overweight or pregnant, smoking, arthritis, or previous injuries.
How Can My Chiropractor Help Treat Sciatica?
A chiropractor can help by using a combination of therapies to ease your discomfort, reduce inflammation, and allow the nerves to heal. Promoting good overall health through proper exercise, diet, and nutrition is important for any sciatica treatment plan.
Using gentle low-force chiropractic adjustments, you can enjoy relief from pain without drugs or surgery. Many people also find that specific exercises and stretches prescribed by their chiropractor help ease sciatica symptoms and promote healing.
Can I Prevent Sciatica and Other Back Pain?
Prevention of back pain issues generally involves lessening the loads on your spine while still getting all the necessary exercise and conditioning. Exercises that strengthen the core muscles in the abdomen, lower back, and hips can help to keep your spine strong and stable.
Daily stretching exercises also help you maintain flexibility, which is important for avoiding strains and tears in the muscles and ligaments that support your spine.
Maintaining a healthy weight is also important, as obesity can place added stress on your back. When possible, try to avoid sitting for long periods, as this can also lead to back pain. If you must sit for an extended period, take regular breaks to stand and stretch.
Visit Your Norwalk Area Chiropractor for Back Pain
Come to Castro Chiropractic in Norwalk, CA for back pain and sciatica treatment. Call (562) 474-1314 today to schedule your appointment with an experienced chiropractor. We are here to help you get relief from your back pain and improve your overall health.
Spanish appointments are available for patients.