Sciatica flare-ups can give so much discomfort to people suffering from them. It happens when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or irritated, leading to burning or pins and needles pain from the lower back down through the back of the leg. Performing the simplest tasks can be challenging.
One way to reduce the severity of the pain or decrease the frequency of episodes is through light exercises. Five exercises can help sciatica sufferers:
- Water aerobics
- Daily stretching
- Stationary Biking
- Self-Trigger Point Therapy
Having strong spinal and core muscles helps in preventing sciatica pain. These exercises accompanied with a treatment that addresses the root cause of sciatica can get rid of your pain completely.
How Sciatica Is Linked to the Neck
Your spinal cord relays signals to and from your brain. Your nerves connect to your spinal cord and brain. When the uppermost bone in your spine (also known as atlas) gets out of its position, it creates a variety of compensations in the rest of the spine. These compensations can lead to muscle spasms, postural imbalance, and pain.
Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is highly skilled in NUCCA – a gentle chiropractic approach that focuses on correcting atlas misalignments. Our method does not involve any cracking or twisting of the neck. By realigning the atlas, pressure is reduced on the spinal cord and proper signals are sent to and from the brain, eventually creating a pain-free and balanced posture. Less muscle tension also results in even hips and a reduction or complete alleviation of sciatica symptoms.
In a case study, a 45-year-old woman who had sciatica down both legs had reported improvements after only one month of atlas chiropractic care. Her left leg sciatica was resolved, and her right leg sciatica had improved by 60%. After six months of care, her right leg sciatica had recovered by 98%.
Looking for a chiropractic doctor for back pain in Redwood City? Call us to schedule a consultation and get on the road to relief from your sciatica.
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