Saturday, January 25, 2014

WHAT IS SCIATICA?

Sciatica is a very common health complaint.  But, what the heck is it?

The sciatic nerves are the largest and longest nerves in your body.  They branch off each side of your spinal cord and run down the back of each leg.  When these nerves are irritated or affected by the inflammation of nearby soft tissues, doctors call this condition sciatica.

One of the most common causes of sciatic leg pain is called Vertibral Subluxation Complex.  This is usually the result of the bulging or herniation of the soft pulpy discs which separate each spinal bone, putting pressure on the sciatic nerve roots as they leave the spinal cord.  The result can be intense shooting pain down either or both legs.

The chiropractic approach is to use carefully directed and controlled pressure to remove the root cause of sciatica:  interference from spinal structures.  These chiropractic adjustments are quite effective in reducing nerve irritation and restoring normal spinal function.

If you suffer from the symptoms of sciatica, Lindstrom Chiropractic Clinic can help you overcome the problem.

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