You Don’t Know the Extent of Sciatica Until You Experience It Firsthand

All kinds of pain can stem from your back. I think that is because, well, your back is essentially your stem. All the nerve conduction to and fro that gets your body to do just about everything comes from your spine. Mess it up, even a little, and you got all kinds of trouble. I had pains shooting down my leg from my hip into my big toe that felt like a combination of being on fire with gasoline and being struck by lightning at the same time. My chiropractor in Sacramento told me it was irritation to my sciatic nerve. Irritation was like saying that someone scooping your eyeball out of the socket is similar to popping a pimple. He said that the irritation could result in severe pain.

It would hit me out of the blue and get me to jump up right out of my chair. People thought a snake bit me under my desk or I got shocked by my computer. I scared everyone the first time I jumped up like that. They did not know if I had lost my mind or was having a seizure. It has hit me a couple of times while driving too. I just force myself to take the pain until I can safely pull over. And it is in my right leg, my driving leg as I call it, too. It is awful to say the least. If you have ever had sciatic nerve pain like this, then you are nodding your head knowing exactly what I am talking about.

It was my regular visits to my chiropractor that fixed it for me. Then it was following the advice of my chiropractor in Sacramento that got it to not return. I was sitting wrong at my desk job. It was ruining my posture and causing me numbness in everything from the hand that uses the computer mouse to my right hip and leg. Then the sciatic irritation was the culmination of things that got me to see my chiropractor again.