Sciatica is a type of pain along your sciatic nerve — the largest nerve in the body — that leads to discomfort from your lower back all the way down your leg. This condition typically affects only one side of your body, and the pain can be debilitating.
Other symptoms of sciatica can include:
Certain health conditions like diabetes and choices such as living a sedentary lifestyle can increase your sciatica risk.
You may also have a higher risk of developing sciatica if you’re overweight or obese, aged 30 years or older, and have an occupation where you sit for prolonged time periods.
If you’re suffering from sciatica, Dr. Ash works with you to create a treatment plan you’re comfortable with, and one that meets your unique needs.
Common sciatica treatments and prevention measures include:
Sciatica often dissipates within several weeks or months with proper care and rehabilitation. Staying active, maintaining a healthy weight, not sitting for extended periods, and regular chiropractic treatment help to prevent recurrences.
If sciatica isn’t going away on its own and you need help with healing and pain management, call Dr. Ash or book an appointment online.