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What Causes Sciatica - The Things You Do Everyday!

The sciatic nerve is the largest one in the body, and is the main communication line between the brain and the lower extremities.

The sciatic nerve is the largest one in the body, and is the main communication line between the brain and the lower extremities.

Sciatica can often be traced to one or more misaligned vertebra. The most common cause of sciatica stems from an irritation of one of the five nerve roots, as it exits from the spine. These particular nerve roots are highly sensitive to pressure.

Your spine is directly affected by chemical, physical, and emotional stressors of everyday living. The results are the same: spinal subluxation.

Misalignments can occur following an auto accident, with a sports injury, if you’re overweight, have poor posture, after a fall, when you’re stressed, or even when you have an allergic reaction.

Subluxations are silent. You don’t know when you have them. It takes a skilled Doctor of Chiropractic to accurately identify and effectively correct spinal misalignments. Subluxations cause the opening between vertebrae through which the nerves exit to narrow. The narrowing can compress, irritate, and stretch the nerves, including your sciatic nerve. Untreated, damaged nerves can lead to limited spinal joint function and eventual disc problems.

Unhealthy discs can become “dried “out, causing the center gel-like nucleus to bulge out or herniate. The bulging or herniated disc matter can press against the sciatic nerve causing further irritation. Irreversible damage can occur if the nerve pressure, or interference, is not removed.

Due to the organs served by specific nerves, in extreme cases, permanent structural damage can impair your ability to walk, bladder control and other symptoms! Don’t delay scheduling your spinal exam.

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