Low back pain can come in all shapes and sizes as we saw in our last article, it can flare up immediately after an injury or appear slowly and mysteriously over a period of months. It might be sudden and short-lived (acute) or long-lasting (chronic). Sometimes can be hard to identify the source of your back pain, but other times you can pinpoint it easily.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It starts in your lower back and splits to run through your hips, buttocks, legs, and feet on both sides. When you have a herniated disc, spinal vertebral subluxation or spinal stenosis it creates pressure in the root of the nerve which will cause the pain to spread down.
The most distinctive sign of sciatica is pain that radiates from your lower back into the back or side or your legs. It can range from a mild ache to sharp, severe pain. You can also get numbness, tingling, and weakness in your leg or foot.
If you are feeling this symptoms you may have sciatic nerve root irritation and is going to be affected by the way you lift or exercise, your weight, your posture at work- prolonged times sitting can cause disk herniations.
The approach at Chiropractic First Dublin to get you out of that situation is to have a full examination with your Chiropractor where they will decide what is the best way to solve your individual case, in case you need Chiropractic treatment for your lower back pain we will start removing the pressure in the sciatic nerve on your spine trough manual treatment, of course you will need to change some habits (lifting, work posture…) once the first stage is complete you will start doing some exercise ( Gym routine, Pilates…) to make some long lasting changes in your back and avoid for that pain to come back.
Please if you think you may have sciatic pain, consult with your Chiropractor in town and let us know if you have any question!