What is sciatic pain?
A herniated or degenerative disc in the lower back can create not just lower back pain, but also leg pain. This is commonly referred to as sciatica. Sciatica is a condition in which the sciatic nerve becomes inflamed and shoots pain down the legs. This is created from pressure on the nerves in the lower back and causes intense sciatic pain.
A subluxation is a misaligned vertebra which pinches and blocks proper nerve function. Left untreated for a period of time, a subluxation or misalignment will lead to abnormal joint motion and make the sciatic pain worse. The abnormal joint motion will starve the disc of nutrients and the disc will become weaker. Without chiropractic treatment, the join will continue to degenerate.
How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help?
Having your spine evaluated by a Doctor of Chiropractic is a smart decision to keep your back stronger and subluxation-free. Not only does this type of chiropractic treatment reduce sciatic pain, but it also prevents the issue from starting in the first place. If you are suffering from back or leg pain, call and set up an appointment with Dr. Nicholas LaHood, D.C. today for chiropractic treatment in North San Diego.