New Solutions To Sciatica in North Portland

New Solutions To Sciatica in North Portland

Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is characterized by irritation and inflammation surrounding the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is comprised of multiple nerve fibers exiting the lower back and connecting to create the sciatic nerve. Continue on to see how our team at North Portland Wellness Group can help sciatica sufferers in North Portland.


Common causes of sciatica

  1. Repetitive stress over time puts pressure on the sciatic nerve by restricting motion of the sacroiliac joint and lumbar spine. This creates inflammation and joint adhesions which can irritate the sciatic nerve.
  2. Muscle spasm of the piriformis muscle is a very common cause of sciatica. In 10% of sciatica cases, the sciatic nerve does not pass behind the piriformis muscle, it will pass through the piriformis muscle, therefore these patients are more susceptible to sciatica due to the anatomical anomaly.
  3. Sacroiliitis: Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint can cause irritation surrounding the structures including the sciatic nerve and piriformis muscle. This is a very common cause due to the make up of this joint. The sacroiliac joint is a movable joint between the tailbone and the pelvic joint that commonly gets restricted. We are a sitting nation and this position puts more stress on the sacroiliac joint. Lack of mobility is the number one cause of sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Natural solutions to sciatica in North Portland WA:

The number one solution to sciatica is usually not a natural approach. Normally patients are given painkillers and nerve blocker such as gabapentin to resolve the problem. This only masks their symptoms and does not solve the underlying issues. Chiropractic and acupuncture or natural therapies at help address underlying issues.

Chiropractic therapy mobilizes restricted joints in the lower back and sacroiliac joint which helps alleviate pressure in the region, this allows the sciatic nerve to breathe and allows a decrease in localized inflammation.

Acupuncture works by increasing circulation to damaged structures such as a sciatic nerve and the sacroiliac joint. By using the bodies natural healing potential, stress and inflammation is able to leave the region allowing for healing.

The next time you have sciatica, don’t ask yourself how can I get rid of the nerve pain right now, ask yourself… what is the underlying cause and how can I fix it….. not mask it.

Remember other countries do not rely on pharmaceuticals for daily aches and pains, they utilize natural therapies such as chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, and  rehab to solve underlying issues

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North Portland Wellness Group

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Portland, OR 97217
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