Not many people know what the sciatic nerve is until, you guessed it, something is putting pressure on it. And oh boy, when that happens you will do just about anything to get out of the excruciating pain that ensues.
How we fix it
But hold up a second. Not everything can be cured with a 4 hour regimen of whatever drug you are taking to dampen the pain. There IS a better way and that is, to start with your chiropractor. Sciatica can occur suddenly after an injury or strain, or as a result of a herniated disc among other things. As always, Dr. Ehlers will start with assessing what is causing the pain and work from there. This is no time to be smothering pain with medications… it’s time to see your chiropractor who will ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ for a bit and then get you back in shape lickety split if possible. Surgery is a rare need and there are ample ways to resolve the disturbance to your sciatic nerve before even considering such measures. With attentive care and conservative gentle treatments methods, you can get on the road again!
“When I was 25 I was treated by my M.D. for three crushed discs in my lower back. In the 80s I was told I had degenerative arthritis and was treated with arthritis medication. In 2000 I was treated for sciatic nerve damage by acupuncture which only worked temporarily. In 2001 I was told I needed a hip replacement, which I decided not to get. One day, during a walk, I fell three times. From that point on I had a very hard time walking and was never fully out of pain; even with lots of medication given to me by my doctor. I have always been an active person and all of a sudden I was forced to walk with a cane. Even though I was only 60 I felt decrepit. I decided it wouldn’t hurt to see a Chiropractor, so I called and scheduled an appointment with Ehlers Chiropractic Center. The staff is very friendly and really made me feel at home. The office is conveniently located and the service is phenomenal. I am in and out quickly and able to start my busy day. I’m now able to enjoy my walks again and am feeling so much better.”
– Ras Traylor