Sciatica Treatment with Chiropractic Care
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It starts in the lower back and splits in the hips, runs through the buttocks, and reaches the legs and feet.
Sciatica is pain caused by compression, pinching, inflammation, or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Common sciatica symptoms include:
- Tingling sensation in the toes, legs, and knees
- Numbness of the legs
- Foot or leg muscle weakness
- Mild to severe pain in the hips, lower back, buttocks, or legs
Sciatica Risk Factors
Risk factors include an inactive lifestyle, normal aging, and the following:
Lack of Workplace Ergonomics
Lousy posture, repetitive and forceful movements, and other poor workplace conditions and practices can result in work-related injuries and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), such as sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome.
If your job requires heavy lifting or prolonged sitting or standing, you have a higher risk of suffering from lower back problems.
Individuals with diabetes run a higher risk of nerve damage, making them more vulnerable to sciatica.
Nicotine can hasten the weakening of the vertebral disks and bones. It can also damage spinal tissues and compress the sciatic nerves.
Spinal joint damage can cause compression and injury of the sciatic nerve.
Imagine that your muscles are counterweights, and your spine is a crane. Your spine lifts and carries your weight. The heavier you are, the harder your muscles and spine have to work. This can lead to back strain, herniated discs, and sciatic nerve compression.
Workplace Ergonomics Through Telemedicine
Most of us are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Practicing workplace ergonomic principles help us stay healthy, productive, and safe from work-related injuries and MSDs.
Certified and experienced chiropractic doctors at Merivale Chiropractic and Massage Clinic provide ergonomic consultation through Telemedicine. They will give you advice and tips on best work from home ergonomic practices.
If you are suffering from sciatica symptoms, visit us for consultation and treatment. Our chiropractors will perform a comprehensive assessment of your condition, or schedule a telemedicine consultation and prepare a customized treatment plan for you.
Contact us online today or call us at (613) 226-8142 to take advantage of our ergonomic consultation through Telemedicine.