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Learn More About Your Sciatic Pain

woman with back painThere are plenty of people who find their way to Van Every Family Chiropractic Center to get help with sciatic pain. If you or a loved one have suffered from this type of discomfort before, you know exactly how severe and far-reaching it can be.

The Anatomy of the Sciatic Nerve

To understand more about sciatica, you must know about the sciatic nerve. It’s the longest nerve in the body, combining several, separate nerves into one, large area. These nerves come from all different parts of your back.

That means your sciatic pain can originate any of these several, separate areas. The sciatic nerve passes under the piriformis muscle in the butt and goes all the way down to the ankle.

Since it’s so long, there are plenty of different regions where the sciatic nerve can become irritated or cause pain.

How Chiropractic Works For Sciatica Sufferers

The problem with sciatica is that most people with it have radiculopathy, or radiating pain. That means the area you feel pain isn’t actually where the problem is located.

When you go to a chiropractor, you get adjusted. There is a problem elsewhere in your spine, and we’ll make sure it’s properly aligned so that the nerves coming from your back that meet the sciatic nerve aren’t being compromised. That’s why, even though you may try stretching, you don’t get long-lasting relief – the problem is deeper than your muscles.

With all your joints moving and no nerve interference, you can finally feel relief from the pain.

Ready to book an appointment? Contact Van Every Family Chiropractic Center today!

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