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You don’t need to suffer with sciatic pain any longer and here’s why. Sciatica is an extremely painful affliction. If you suffer from sciatic pain, you are, sadly, all too acquainted with the deep pain that accompanies your waking hours and inhibits your daily activities.

Sciatic pain generally travels from your low back, through the buttock(s), and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of your leg(s). Frequently, the pain may even radiate into your knee. Sitting, as well as motion, can be painful. Occasionally lying down will lessen, or perhaps briefly eliminate, the pain. But, sciatica will not go away permanently without suitable care.

“Radiculopathy,” the medical term for the clinical diagnosis of sciatica, means simply that a disc has protruded from its normal position in the vertebral column and is causing pressure on the radicular nerve (nerve root) in the lower back, which forms part of the sciatic nerve. This type of pressure is especially painful.

Additional pressure on the intervertebral discs, as well as imbalances in the muscles encircling the spine, can occur as the result of prolonged sitting, specifically in a poor position. For the most part, a precise event or definite injury doesn’t create sciatica, instead it tends to develop over time as a consequence of average wear and tear on the structures of the lower spine. Eventually the lower spine loses its ability to function in a healthy way during common daily stresses.

Ultimately, the intervertebral disc develops small fissures, or cracks, which then allows the soft nucleus to extend the disc outward. If the disc presses on sensitive tissues, it produces the pain that is often called a ruptured disc. If the disc pushes on the spinal nerve, an individual can develop sciatica.

Most disc challenges, including sciatica, can be alleviated with chiropractic adjustments and care that frequently includes postural exercises. If you are experiencing sciatic pain, it is important for you to seek chiropractic attention