New Solutions to Radiating Pain in North Portland OR

New Solutions to Radiating Pain in North Portland OR

Chiropractor North Portland OR Sciatica

What is sciatica?

Sciatica in North Portland OR is a condition characterized by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve as it leaves the lower back. Irritation or inflammation can be caused by muscle spasms, joint restrictions in the lower back, disc problems or repetitive stress in the pelvic region.

How does sciatica present in North Portland OR?

Sciatica can start as numbness and tingling in the leg and lead to diffuse weakness and debilitating pain that shoots down the leg. In severe cases it can cause paralysis and complete restrictions on activities of daily living.

What activities cause sciatica?

Repetitive stress overtime is one of the leading causes for sciatica. We are not designed to sit, as humans we were designed to be upright standing and walking. Repetitive stress puts pressure on the L4/L5 complex and can cause disc problems that can affects nerves. Sitting creates a positional distortion and puts more pressure in the pelvic region where the sciatica nerve begins.

What is piriformis syndrome and how does it cause sciatica?

The piriformis muscle goes from the sacrum/tailbone to the hip joint. The sciatic nerve travels behind the piriformis muscle. Therefore, when the piriformis muscle is in spasm or in contraction due to positional distortions, it can irritate the sciatic nerve causing leg pain and low back pain.

Natural solutions for sciatica.

Chiropractic and Decompression therapy are very effective at decreasing muscle spasms and increasing joint motion in the lower back. This alleviates pressure on the sciatic nerve

What is decompression therapy?

Decompression therapy is therapy designed to decrease pressure on the lower back and disc spaces. Decompression therapy creates vacuum distraction which creates negative pressure within the disc to allow healing of damaged disc fibers. From a series of treatments, patients can get relief from chronic low back pain and chronic sciatica. You do not need to live with the pain.

How does chiropractic help sciatica?

Chiropractic therapy utilize specifics forces to the lower back joints to take pressure off of irritated nerves. Sciatica is made up of a series of nerves that meet to become the sciatic nerve. When there is pressure or joint restrictions in the lower back, this will directly affect the sciatic nerve and cause pain and discomfort.

The next time you have lower back pain or sciatica, ask yourself… What is the underlined cause and what therapies will treat the underlying cause not just mask the symptoms?

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North Portland Wellness Group

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Portland, OR 97217
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