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Low Back Pain and Sciatica and How We Can Help

By May 2, 2020January 15th, 2021No Comments

Why is my low back so sore?  

Over 80% of people experience low back pain, which can be emotionally exhausting and leave you wondering if it’s going to feel like this forever.

Low back pain has many causes and usually originates from the spine or pelvis (sacroiliac joints). Hours of sitting, lifting improperly, previous injuries and lack of stretching can cause areas of the spine to become misaligned. This results in tight muscles, pinched nerves, inflammation and pain. 

Research overwhelmingly supports the effectiveness of chiropractic in treating low back pain and sciatica. The Manga Report (1993) – a major study by the Ontario Ministry of Health – supports the efficacy, safety, scientific validity and cost-effectiveness of chiropractic for low back pain.

What’s even more amazing, is that people who see a chiropractor are 64% less likely to use opioids than people who don’t, researchers report in the journal Pain Medicine.

“These therapies may lead to decreased pain, improved range of motion and increased function,” Corcoran reported in The National Post. “If a patient’s pain is well controlled by the treatment they received from a chiropractor, they may subsequently need less pain medications or even none at all.”


What if it’s sciatica?

Sciatica describes pressure on the Sciatic Nerve that can cause leg pain, tingling, numbness and weakness that originates in the lower back and travels down into the back of the leg. Various types of pinched nerves in the spine can cause similar symptoms.

Causes of sciatica are numerous: misaligned spine and pelvic joints, a herniated “slipped” disc, and many more. However, we are experts at locating and correcting the specific cause so you heal quickly and completely.

What are the symptoms?

• Pain in the leg or rear that is worse when sitting
• Burning or tingling running down the leg
• Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot
• A constant pain on one side of the rear
• A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up

Being diagnosed with sciatica can be scary, but discovering why the nerve is pinched (and correcting it) is crucial to our patient’s healing. Spinal adjustments restore misaligned vertebral bodies to their proper position in the spine which “un-pinches” the nerve and alleviates symptoms.

How We Can Help

When an area of your spine isn’t working properly, your body goes into “protection mode”, causing muscle spasms and tension. Therefore, the stiffness and pain you feel won’t likely go away until you correct the underlying cause and the body can relax.

You can feel better, and likely much quicker than you think. We’ve helped thousands of patients overcome pain they thought they were going to have to live with forever.

If you are suffering from low back pain or sciatica, please contact us to schedule an appointment… we’ll help you feel like yourself again in no time!