Sciatica Treatment at Revelation Health
How often do you sit for prolonged periods of time and recognize a searing pain down one side of your leg and body? Chances are you might be experiencing a sciatic nerve flare up. The sciatic nerve is the largest in the body, and when triggered by overuse or inflexibility, the pain in your rear can be overwhelming.
At Revelation Health in Santa Rosa, CA, we pride ourselves on treating the entire whole of the body to achieve optimal wellness. Sciatica is a nerve disorder, however, with proper chiropractic care and restorative treatments, our Santa Rosa chiropractor is able to help rehabilitate your pain in the hopes that it never returns.
What Causes Sciatica?
There are a number of factors that can create an avalanche of sciatic pain, whether the condition is chronic or acute. To learn more about sciatica and its treatment, we have to explore why you're susceptible and how to manage the issue thereafter.
Here are some underlying causes of sciatic pain:
- Prolonged Periods of Sitting - If you work in an environment that is fairly immobile and you never take a break to stretch your legs, sciatic pain might creep up and knock you off your feet, literally. It's that debilitating of a problem.
- Overuse - Many athletes and outdoor enthusiasts will attest to succumbing to sciatica at one point or another in their lives. Heavy weightlifting, sports that torque the body (golf, tennis), and running up hills (too much strain on the buttocks muscles) will precipitate sciatic nerve pain.
- Lack of stretching - No matter the time of day or the task at hand, stretch your body for at least 5-20 minutes daily. Take a walking, yoga, stretching session break that will surely alleviate the atrophy.
- Piriformis syndrome - The piriformis is a small, flat muscle that's located in the buttocks or gluteal muscles. If the piriformis is inflamed due to any of the above underlying causes, this inflammation will directly touch the sciatic nerve and send your body into screaming pain.
The Next Step
Our Revelation Health office has every tool and protocol imaginable to rehabilitate your sciatica. We offer structural support, adjustments, acupressure, rehabilitation exercises, nutritional counseling, and other healing methods to restore your body back to wholeness.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Give us a call today at 707-579-8150! Our staff at Revelation Health is friendly, professional, attentive, and ready to help. Our Santa Rosa chiropractor will provide a thorough spinal exam, and together with treatment and communication, you'll be on your way to living your best life!