Sciatica is one of the most common conditions our Omaha chiropractors and physical therapist see. This article will help you understand the ins and outs of sciatica, and how you can overcome it!
Sciatica is characterized by pain shooting down the leg. The pain can be mild to severe and may be associated with back pain. People typically describe the pain as sharp, shooting, or burning, and may have numbness and tingling in the leg or foot as well.
Sciatica in Omaha
Sciatica is caused by any irritation to the sciatic nerve or its nerve roots. Since the sciatic nerve travels from the low back down through the thigh, there are many areas and tissues that can irritate the nerve. As a result, there are many possible causes of sciatica, and our team at Rethwisch Family Chiropractic are experts at differentiating and treating the different causes to get you feeling better faster!
Sciatica can occur gradually over time or may have a specific incident that causes it. This incident could be as simple as bending over to tie your shoe! Many people do not understand how something so simple can cause extreme pain, but the reality is that incident was just the final straw to push their body over the edge. Many spinal and nerve problems develop over the course of months to years, and pain isn't felt until the "final insult."
Treatment for sciatica varies between patients. Some respond very quickly, while others require more time and treatment to recover. In most cases, the longer you have been suffering from sciatica, the longer it will take to heal. However, it does typically take less time to fix an issue than it took to create it. So, if you are experiencing any sciatic-like symptoms, get scheduled at either of our Omaha offices and start treatment right away! Call today at (402) 408-6561 to schedule or click here to request an appointment!