The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body. It runs from the spine in the lower back all the way down through the buttocks and extends down to the length of the legs. When the sciatic nerve is compressed or pinched due to an injury or trauma, this leads to agonizing sciatica and lower back pain. If you are experiencing "pins and needles" sensations in your legs, or radiating back pain, visiting your Estero chiropractor can help you prevent further complications.


Common Causes of Sciatica

Disc Herniation: Sciatica commonly occurs due to the herniation of a lumbar disc, in which the discs of the lumbar spine bulge or get irritated.  If a spinal disc is ruptured or torn, the soft inside of the disc leaks outside the tough exterior. The bulging discs applies on the sciatic nerve. Disc herniation can also occur when the bone and the tissue separate in the spinal disc, in a process called endplate junction failure.

Pregnancy: Women might experience sciatic nerve pain in their third trimester of pregnancy as the uterus puts pressure on the sciatic nerve. Pregnant women might have back pain due to weight or hormonal changes, however, sciatic nerve pain can be identified with the radiating needle like sensation.

Sedentary Lifestyle and Obesity: Being overweight, desk jobs, and a sedentary lifestyle, can all increase your risk of lower back pain and sciatica. Sitting increases loading on the spine by 40%. If you sit everyday, all day, you are subjecting your body to a form of repetitive strain that can lead to back pain over time.

Chiropractic Care for Sciatica

Estero chiropractor, Dr. Green specializes in curing sciatic nerve pain through the combination of chiropractic care, massage therapy, and exercise. A large number of studies have shown how chiropractic and exercise are effective at treating sciatic nerve pain and back pain problems.

At Chiropractic Care and Rehab Center, we have helped a hundreds of patients in Estero get effective relief from their back pain problems. Call Dr. Green today if you are looking for a safe and natural alternative to get relief from your sciatica problems.