Risk factor for Sciatica

Sciatica Overview

Sciatica is a frequently occurring pain many people experience at least once in their lifetime. However, some individuals may experience frequent bouts with sciatica and start to notice a dwindling quality of life due to the repetitive pain. Sciatic pain travels along the route of the sciatic nerve through the body and can gradually affect walking ability and a variety of other factors. This makes seeking treatment with a chiropractor extremely important for long-term health. At Lynch Chiropractic Center serving the Lexington, Kentucky area, we can help mitigate pain while also reducing risk factors to decrease flare-ups.


What Does Sciatic Pain Feel Like?

Sciatic pain originates from the low back through the buttock and down the leg. The pain may be subtle or sharp, and some people experience muscle weakness in the leg that causes a temporary limp. Consult a doctor if your pain persists for several days, if you have trouble moving or notice other symptoms, such as digestive and urination problems.

Primary Risk Factors For Sciatica

Many of the primary risk factors for sciatica repeat across various muscular and skeletal issues. Age is a primary factor. As people get older, spinal problems, disk issues, and bone spurs create long-term health issues that can lead to sciatica. Other health factors that strain the spine, such as obesity, can cause a flare-up. Workers in certain occupations that place repetitive demands on the back, such as lifting, loading, driving, or sitting for long periods, may also suffer from sciatica more frequently. Nerve damage resulting from other medical disorders or trauma also make a person more susceptible to sciatic pain. 

Sciatica Treatment

The variety of risk factors contributing to sciatica flare-ups make seeking the care of a chiropractor important. A chiropractor can provide adjustments to offset some of the effects of a physically demanding or sedentary job while helping you develop best practices to minimize the chances of flare-ups. A chiropractor can also help while you are experiencing pain by using spinal decompression to reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve. For patients with repeat flare-ups that can last several days, this helps minimize the effects an episode can have on the rest of the body and on the patient's mental outlook. 

Call Lynch Chiropractic Center Today!

To find out more about how a chiropractor can help you, contact the Lynch Chiropractic Center serving Lexington, Kentucky today to schedule an appointment.


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