Sciatica is low back pain that follows the Sciatic nerve pathway. The nerve starts its forms in the low back region and travels down the back of the leg. Sciatica is just irritation of the Sciatic nerve. Low back pain can be caused by many different reasons and figuring out what is irritating the sciatic nerve is important to understand how to relieve it.
In this first video, your Plainfield chiropractor explains sciatica in a bit more detail. It’s important to know if the sciatica is disc-related, soft tissue-related, joint-related, or all of the above. Once the cause of the sciatica is figured out, the therapy can be delivered.
In this second video, your Plainfield chiropractor performs a chiropractic adjustment. There is many different technical approaches to helping correct sciatica. The right approach depends on the cause of the symptoms and the health of the spine that presents itself.
In this third video we show at-home stretches to do for your sciatic pain while you wait to schedule an appointment with Plainfield Spine And Rehab. Icing, staying moving, and doing the correct at-home stretches can help relieve sciatica as symptoms while your chiropractor does his best to correct your spine.