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Posted on 04-13-2017

What You Need to Know About Sciatica in Clayton, NC​

As common as it is, sciatica is actually a fairly misunderstood condition. At Clayton Chiropractic--serving the North Carolina communities of Clayton, Four Oaks, Wendell, Smithfield, Archer Lodge, Garner, McGee Crossroads, Selma, and other nearby areas---our chiropractor Dr. Lloyd has worked with hundreds of people struggling with pain and dysfunction related to sciatica, and he's confident that his drug-free and natural services may be just what you've been looking for, too. 

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Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Sciatica

  1. Sciatica is a "syndrome," not a specific "disease." It happens when your sciatic nerve (a large nerve that exits the right and left side of your lower spine and innervates each leg) becomes impinged and irritated. This could happen due to a number of reasons, including disc bulge or herniation, spinal joint subluxation, muscle spasm or strain, or in rare cases a mass or tumor.
  2. Sciatica usually causes symptoms other than just lower back pain. Common symptoms associated with sciatica include leg pain, numbness, and weakness; pain that gets worse when walking or sitting; and impaired sleep.
  3. Sciatica can affect anyone of any age. Men and women of any age can suffer from pain and other symptoms associated with sciatica. That said, you may be more likely to experience sciatica if you are sedentary, sit a lot (especially at work), have diabetes, smoke, and are overweight. 
  4. Sciatica responds exceptionally well to chiropractic care. It's helpful to know the underlying cause of your sciatica so that these issues can be addressed directly, however even without a clear diagnosis (which is not always possible), a chiropractor can still help with healing. Specific treatments used to treat and resolve sciatica include spinal adjustments, corrective exercises and stretches, and soft tissue mobilization. 
  5. People with sciatica should stay active during their recovery. Although physical activity may be difficult, it's important not to become too sedentary while healing from your sciatica symptoms. Dr. Lloyd can work with you to help determine the safest and most effective exercises to promote tissue healing, improved circulation and blood flow, reduced pain, and maximized postural strength and flexibility--all of which are critical for sciatica recovery. He can also provide nutritional counseling and postural training to ensure your body can tolerate the most appropriate level of daily exercise that will further promote recovery. 

Our Clayton Chiropractor Can Help You - Call Today!

If you've been looking for a Clayton lower back pain and leg pain chiropractor, then look no further than Clayton Chiropractic. Dr. Lloyd and the rest of the team have what you need to recover naturally. To schedule your initial consultation, call (919) 553-2225 now. Be sure to ask about our special offer for new clients: a FREE initial consultation!

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