There is no shock, or pain, quite like the first time you experience sciatica It comes on almost out of nowhere, sending shock waves down your spine and throughout the rest of your lower body.
Sound awful? Well, while we hate to be the bearer of bad news, the honest truth is that sciatic pain IS awful, and trying to live your life with it is no fun either.
The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain—and possibly tingling, numbness, or weakness—that originate in the lower back and travel through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of each leg.
At Broward Spine and Joint Rehabilitation, a leading chiropractic care office in Broward County, we see patients every single day who have been experiencing issues with their sciatic nerve. All too often, patients will visit us in desperation, hoping for a miracle since years of trying to cover up the pain with over-the-counter pain relievers has brought them no luck.
When it comes to sciatica, we don’t just mask the pain, we eliminate it – from the source.
It’s most important to know, however, that sciatica doesn’t show up out of anywhere – it’s a symptom of something else. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of damage to the sciatic nerve, there is a more important underlying issue, which can be one of the following:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Lumbar herniated disc
Any of these above conditions, if left untreated, can have major complications down the road. Pregnancy is often a cause of sciatica as well, but these patients find their pain clearing up soon after giving birth. Unfortunately, some patients don’t realize they have a lower back problem until they begin experiencing the side effects of sciatica, which include:
- Constant pain on one side of the leg or buttock only
- Weakness, numbness or difficulty with moving the leg, foot, and toes
- Pain that is worse in a seated position
- Pain that radiates down the leg, often into the foot and toes in a sharp manner
- Sharp pain that makes it difficult to stand or walk
How can Broward Spine and Joint Rehabilitation help you with YOUR sciatica? “Chiropractic care for sciatica is extremely effective,” Dr. Harley Bofshever, owner and founder of Broward Spine and Joint Rehabilitation explains.
“With a mix of common physical therapy techniques for sciatica such as ice/cold therapy, electric nerve stimulation, and chiropractic adjustments, patients begin to find relief – quickly.”
To find your sciatic pain relief in Coconut Creek and begin living your healthiest life, visit Broward Spine and Joint Rehabilitation today. We’ve got your back – so you can keep moving forward.
Broward Spine and Joint Rehabilitation is a spine and joint rehabilitation center that focuses on chiropractic care and physical therapy serving the Coconut Creek, Parkland, West Boca and West Broward areas.