Compression of the Body’s Largest Nerve
The sciatic nerve, the single largest nerve in the body, starts in the lower back and branches out through the spinal vertebrae and down the legs. If it becomes compressed at any point, the result can be searing pain that travels from the lower back down through the buttock and leg. this condition, known as “sciatica” is common among older adults and obese and sedentary individuals . While it may be tempting for those suffering from sciatica to take to their beds, this is not advisable. Bed rest may only exacerbate the problem since inactivity weakens the muscles that support the spine. Chiropractic can help relieve pain and get the body moving by removing vertebral impingement that cause nerve irritation.
Pain from sciatica often limits one’s activities. At our office you’ll find an experienced and helpful staff of health care professionals dedicated to serving your health care needs. We provide expert, chiropractic care, from acute symptomatic relief to wellness care. We’re located at 200 Queen St., Southington. Through comprehensive treatments we can help bring relief. Please call 860-621-2225 to schedule an appointment.
P.S. The risk of developing sciatica is higher among those who have worked in occupations that require a lot of twisting and bending of the spine, as well as among diabetics, who are more prone to suffer nerve damage.