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Friday, April 27, 2018



Sciatica in Portland

Sciatica is something most people in Portland have heard about. Sciatica is a very common condition seen in the emergency room, and the majorits of patients are sent home with pain killers. This treatment can be helpful, but we can be certain that this problem was not created by a shortage of pain killers in your body. This is a fantastic article to help you learn about how to get sciatica under control.

Sciatica pain can be described as dull, achy, sharp, pins & needles, or like electric shocks. Other symptoms can include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. When there is pressure on the nerves that travel down into the legs and feet, it is likely that the cause could be a misaligned vertebrae.  This is a common occurance for pregnant mothers because of the pressures of pregnancy.

The pelvic and lumbar spine are usually the areas that a sciatic issue will start from. This part of the spine is very complex, which is why many people never get their problems corrected. A chiropractor that is very specific will be able to locate the exact area of the problem. From there they will need to work with you over time to improve the position of the spine and discs.

How Does Sciatica Start?

Some patients will say that their pain started when all they did was bend over to pick up a piece of paper. They can't understand how such a simple task could cause them so much pain. The reality is that their condition was probably developing over years of time. Coincidentally, the piece of paper happened to be the last straw. Spinal problems don't happen overnight. They typically accumulate over years of time.

Treatment length can vary significantly from person to person. Some people respond very fast while others take more time to recover. It really depends on the condition of the disc or the joints that the chiropractor has to correct. One thing usually holds true. The longer that you let the problem get worse, the longer it will take to correct it. The good news is that it usually takes less time to fix than it did to create the problem, but it's important to be proactive.

Don't become another statistic of back surgery. Its easy to take care of your spine. It will save you a lot of money, and give you a better quality of life. Call Acorn Chiropractic today and get your initial consultation scheduled. Dr. Kate Brown is here to help.

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