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Risk factors For Sciatica

Chiropractic Care For Sciatica

Sciatica can be extremely painful and even debilitating, affecting up to 40% of people at some point in their lifetime. At Santa Cruz NonForce Chiropractors, Dr. Bayless and Dr. Griffin help our patients manage sciatic pain in the Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, CA area. The following are the most common risk factors for sciatica.

1. Age

Seeing your chiropractor becomes even more important with age. As we get older, our bodies change and become more susceptible to bone spurs, herniated disks, sprains, and more. These can lead to sciatica and other painful conditions which should be diagnosed and managed by an experienced chiropractor. Always talk to your chiropractor about the necessary visit schedule to help manage your conditions as you age.

2. Occupation

If you work a job where you are frequently lifting, twisting, and pulling heavy objects, you're at an increased risk for developing sciatica. On the other end of the spectrum, any job that requires prolonged sitting can compress your nerves and lead to sciatic pain. Always use proper posture and any safety devices available while working in order to prevent sciatic pain and injury.

3. Pre-Existing Conditions

Anything that compresses or damages your sciatic nerve has the potential for causing sciatica. Certain health conditions, such as diabetes, can cause nerve damage. In addition to this, both tumors and obesity can cause sciatic nerve compression. You should always talk to your chiropractor about any pre-existing health conditions that could be causing your pain.

Santa Cruz NonForce Chiropractors: Dr. Bayless and Dr. Griffin

Serving the Santa Cruz, CA and Los Gatos, CA communities, our team is committed to helping you achieve a pain-free life. If you believe you have been suffering from sciatica, it's important to get treatment right away to prevent further damage and pain. Call us today at Santa Cruz NonForce Chiropractors to set up your appointment.

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