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3 Mistakes Most People Make When Experiencing Sciatica Nerve Pain

Are you experiencing nerve pain from sciatica? Don’t ignore your symptoms.  Many people who experience sciatic pain are unsure of what to do for treatment or how to handle their pain. However, there are 3 common mistakes that people usually make when they are experiencing sciatica. Today, let’s go over these mistakes and what you can do instead for a better experience.

Sciatic pain can be so excruciating where you feel like no treatment will help you, but there are several ways you can handle your sciatic pain

  1. Waiting To Seek Treatment

People may delay treatment for their sciatica for a variety of reasons. Maybe you don’t think it’s serious or you are scared to see a doctor. Maybe you can’t afford it. Or maybe you just think that no one of them can help you.

But delaying treatment can be dangerous and can lead to increased progression of the pain.

A lot of people don’t realize how easily this condition can be managed with proper care. Physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy, and more can be used to treat sciatic pain. But without seeking treatment you may be facing increased pain, decreased mobility, and other debilitating symptoms.

Talk to your primary care doctor as soon as possible about treating your sciatica.

  1. Staying Still

It is not uncommon for people experiencing any type of pain to become inactive. After all, many individuals assume that exercise and staying active will only increase their pain levels and make their overall condition worse.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Staying still is actually one of the worst things you can do if you are experiencing nerve pain from sciatica. Your muscles may become weak and lose tone if you are inactive for too long and this may only lead to more pain. Talk to your doctor or chiropractor about some light, controlled, and gradual exercises you can begin to help with your sciatic pain. You don’t want to overdo it and certain exercises and stretches help more with specific areas of the body than others do. Gradually increase the amount you do these exercises over time.

Even though it is tempting to stay still, it will not help you any with your sciatica.

  1. Not Going To A Chiropractor

Many patients with sciatic nerve pain may not realize that going to a chiropractor could help tremendously with their symptoms. Many may even believe that chiropractors may not be able to help them, either.

Chiropractic care is non-invasive and is a nonsurgical way to treat painful conditions like sciatica.

Most patients with sciatica and nerve pain find relief in the drug-free treatment methods used by chiropractors. Some of the most common treatments they use are ice/cold therapy, spinal adjustments, TENS units, and more. Chiropractic care is proven and recommended by many medical doctors for the treatment of sciatic nerve pain.

Don’t ignore your sciatic nerve pain

Contact our office to talk about your pain and options for treatment. Get your life back and see less pain with proper chiropractic care and don’t let nerve pain control your daily living anymore.


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