Pain that originates in the lower part of the back or the buttock and travels down one or both legs is known as sciatica. Compression of the sciatic nerve which can be due to misalignment of the spine bones or herniated discs or injuries to muscles like the piriformis are some of the causes of sciatica.
Chiropractic care has been shown to be safe and effective for treating sciatica. It has been proven to have excellent results since it reduces pain and muscle spasms. For optimum results, your doctor may combine adjusting the joints of the spine to restore them to their proper position with cold therapies which reduce inflammation.
Once you get home after your doctor’s appointment, you can apply heat by using a heating pad. Ensure that you also avoid activities that cause misalignment of the spine like sitting with your wallet in your back pocket. Also, make sure that you avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time especially in low, soft chairs.