LAKE WORTH, Fla., Dec. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness treats sciatica, which is a condition caused by pain radiating from the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is formed by the nerve roots at the base of the spinal cord in the lower back. This nerve, the longest in the body, extends through the buttocks and continues down the back of the leg to the ankle and foot. When this nerve becomes irritated pain often begins in the back or buttock and then it will move down the leg. Because the irritation begins in the lower back, activities such as sitting or standing for prolonged periods that compress the spine can cause the painful symptoms of sciatica. Sciatica is caused by conditions that affect the lower spine such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, nerve root compression and even arthritis.
Dr. Jack J. Cacic of Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness treats sciatica in his Lake Worth, Florida, office. "Chiropractic works well as a treatment for sciatica. Sciatica is a condition that originates in the spine, making chiropractic an obvious treatment," stated Dr. Cacic. "Because our gentle treatments relieve pressure on the spine by correcting its alignment, the body can then better heal itself. By removing the pressure on the nerve with proper alignment, the irritation subsides and the pain decreases. Pain is the body's cry for help. With sciatica, you may feel the pain down in your legs or your buttocks, but in reality, it is the lower spine that is issuing the plea for help."
In addition to spinal adjustments, massage therapy and stretching exercises can relieve pain and maintain wellness. According to Dr. Cacic, "Chiropractic adjustments paired with targeted at home stretching exercises and massage therapy can allow the body to heal itself from within and become stronger than before. Living with sciatica can be debilitating. Patients describe pain that manifests itself in the lower back and radiates down the legs. This can make normal, everyday activities nearly impossible. Caring for children, driving to work, or sitting at the computer can all become extremely difficult tasks due to the numbness, weakness, tingling and pain the condition can cause. For people who work on their feet and must stand in place for long periods of time, the pain can become excruciating."
To make an appointment for treatment of sciatic pain, contact Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness at 561-909-4932. Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness is located at 17 North H Street, Lake Worth, FL 33460. Regular office hours are from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The office is open by appointment on Saturdays.
Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness, (561) 909-4932
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