The sciatic nerve is the largest in the body. It originates in the lower spine, and it runs on both sides of the hips, into both sides of the buttocks, down both legs, all of the way down into the feet. Sciatica involves irritation of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica pain ranges from minor to severe and debilitating. Common causes of sciatica include workplace injuries, overexertion of the lower back, pregnancy, and sports injuries. At North Port Chiropractic in North Port, FL, we will work to identify and address the underlying causes of your lower back pain.
Bad Posture and Sciatica
Poor posture and the way that you stand or walk can irritate your sciatic nerve and contribute to lower back pain. Bad posture can also lead to misalignment of the lower spinal vertebrae and degradation of the lower spine. Over time, poor posture can cause inflamed spinal nerves and muscles to tighten and spasm. If left unaddressed, pain, tingling, and weakness will worsen over time.
Chiropractic Treatment of Sciatica
When our chiropractor treats a patient for sciatica, the objective is to reduce the pressure on the sciatic nerve and restore the normal function and range of motion of the back and hips. Gentle chiropractic adjustments will be used for this purpose. These adjustments may be supplemented by electronic muscle stimulation or deep tissue massage of the affected areas. A home exercise and stretching program will also benefit the muscles surrounding the sciatic nerve. Over time, chiropractic adjustments will reduce your lower back pain, improve your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural healing process.
Lower Back Pain Treatment in North Port, FL
Whether your lower back pain is due to poor posture, sciatica, injury, or another cause, you do not have to live with it anymore. At North Port Chiropractic in North Port, FL, we have years of experience treating lower back pain through natural and effective chiropractic care. When you first visit our office, our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine what is causing your lower back pain. We will proceed to use this information to create a chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (941) 423-2667.