Sciatica / Leg Pain Edina MN
Are you suffering from leg pain in Edina?
Edina Sciatica / Leg Pain
Sciatica can be a severely painful condition. It is caused by inflammation of the sciatic nerve, a nerve which runs from the lower back through the hip and down the leg. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, as anyone who has had sciatica can attest. The most common cause of sciatica is pinching or irritation of the nerve in the lower spine. Slipping of a disc, slight displacement of a spinal joint, bone spurs or combinations of all of these problems are the typical causes of sciatica nerve irritation.
Sciatica is one of the most common conditions for which back surgery is recommended. Back surgery, however, is only successful about 60 percent of the time and has a fairly high risk of complications. More recent interest in non-surgical care for sciatic nerve pain has caused several researchers to look at chiropractic adjustments as an alternative. Researchers at St. Thomas Hospital in London recently reported the results of their study of non-surgical care for back and sciatic nerve pain in the British Journal Of Rheumatology. Comparing traction, spinal injections, and adjustment, they found chiropractic adjustment to be the single most effective care in the 513 patients studied.
In a similar study, researchers at the California College of Medicine at the University of California Irvine also found adjustments to significantly improve clinical signs of sciatic nerve compression. Clearly, chiropractic adjustment is one of the most effective conservative types of care in those with sciatic nerve pain.
Chiropractic adjustment should be one of the first considerations in those with sciatica. It can prevent the need for spinal surgery in many patients. There are effective ways of dealing with pain in the body’s largest nerve!
If you have questions on Sciatica or Leg Pain in Edina, please give us a call to schedule you an appointment at 651-452-4220 today!