Your lower back hurting may not be because of stiffness from sitting at a desk, but from compression on your sciatic nerve.
Many Americans are under the misconception that sciatica is a diagnosis.
The idea that sciatica is a diagnosis may lead to an incorrect assessment and lead some to turn to self-treatment, mainly resting their back. Sciatica is not a diagnosis but is rather a set of symptoms caused from compression on your sciatic nerve.
Sciatica may feel like a bad leg cramp, with pain that feels like a knife, or electrical.
- The cramp can last for weeks before it goes away.
- You may have pain, especially when you move, sneeze, or cough.
- You may also have weakness, “pins and needles” numbness, or a burning or tingling sensation down your leg.
- If you think you may are experiencing any of these symptoms, do not attempt to self-treat and instead go to your doctor or a chiropractor for a check up. Self-treatment will temporarily alleviate the symptoms, but will not solve the problem. Anderson Peak Performance is passionate to preventing you from unneeded pain and suffering.
You are most likely to get sciatica between the ages of 30 and 50 years.
It may happen as a result of the general wear and tear of aging, plus any sudden pressure on the disks that cushion the bones (vertebrae) of your lower spine.
If you have a history of strenuous or repetitive activity, you may be more prone to sciatica.
For those suffering from sciatica, the cause of the low back pain and leg pain needs to be correctly addressed in order to relieve discomfort.
I.) A Doctor of Chiropractic can remove pressure off the sciatic nerve through gentle chiropractic adjustments.
2.) By reducing pressure on the nerve, patients symptoms and mobility will improve.
3.) To aid her in your treatment, Doctor Anderson has cutting edge diagnostics, specifically the EuMotus. The EuMotus uses infrared technology to analyze your body movement so that Doctor Anderson can customize a care plan specific to your needs.
Contact us to find out if your lower back symptoms may be something more serious. Schedule now for an complimentary EuMotus movement analysis.
Dr. Jeannette M Anderson is a high-performance Chiropractor with over 25 years of experience of helping active New Yorkers get well, move well and stay well to live a longer life.
Dr. Jeannette M. Anderson has been part of an high performance medical staff serving as the Medical Director for the USOC Paracycling, USOC Team Chiropractor during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece and High School Elite Track & Field for over 25 years.
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