Are you one of the millions of people in the world suffering from sciatica? If you’re not sure, or you aren’t familiar with this condition, it’s basically pain that shoots down your hip, outer leg and back area. The pain originates because of compression to the sciatic nerve (originating at the spinal column, passing between the vertebrae and discs, and continuing down each leg). The smaller nerves that come together to form the sciatic come from the lumbar vertebrae of the lower back, but might also be affected by upper vertebrae compression as well. Sciatica has many different treatments to address sciatic pain, and sufferers in Toronto are discovering that one of the most effective is regular appointments with a knowledgeable chiropractor.
When initially visiting a trusted chiropractor to discuss your sciatica, be prepared to answer several questions:
1. When did your sciatica start?
2. When does your sciatica flair up?
3. How have you treated sciatica in the past? Does anything in particular work well? Did anything not work well?
4. Are you willing to keep chiropractor appointments to reduce the likelihood of sciatica flair-ups and helping your body to heal?
Your answers will play a huge role in the way your chiropractor creates a personalized treatment plan, so be honest. For instance, if you aren’t sure when your sciatica first started, you can say that. A chiropractor isn’t going to judge you for not doing anything about your sciatica, or for trying home remedies rather than seeking treatment! He will simply help you discover a new way to heal your body and reduce your sciatica discomfort.
Over time, your chiropractor will change the way he adjusts you as your spine begins to get into better alignment and your stop the irritation to your nerves. At Bayview Finch Chiropractic Clinic, we use the activator method of treatment. This method uses specialized instruments to precisely pinpoint the areas to be adjusted thereby reducing the amount of irritation to the nerves, and stops the pain.
If you want to put a stop to the intense pain of sciatica, and you live or work in the Greater Toronto Area, call Bayview Finch Chiropractic Clinic today. We’d be happy to provide you with a treatment plan to address your sciatica issues.