Suffering From Sciatica in Jerusalem?

Emergency room doctors say that sciatica is one of the most common conditions they encounter every year in Jerusalem. Perhaps all the walking we do in our city, maybe it is all the hills in Jerusalem. If you are experiencing a pain that goes from your back or buttocks and down the legs, you may have a sciatica.

Sciatic Treatment in Jerusalem

Sciatica, is also known as sciatic neuralgia. It can often make sitting or standing very difficult and can lead to weakness, tingling, and numbness in the leg and sometimes all the way down to the foot. The intensity of sciatica comes in varying degrees of pain and discomfort, but left untreated, sciatic pain will generally get worse and the nerve can become permanently damaged.

Sciatica is caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. This nerve starts in the lower back and extends into the buttocks continuing down the leg to the ankle and foot. When the vertebrae in the low back are out of alignment, they will put pressure on the sciatic nerve, and this is what causes the pain.

How Do You Develop Sciatica?

There are a number of factors that lead to sciatica. It is most commonly caused by disc injuries and or a bulging disc. In this case, the disc presses against the nerve causing irritation and then pain or numbness. It can stay in the buttock or can be as bad as traveling down the entire leg to the feet.

Disc Injuries often occur because of poor posture, too much sitting, weak stomach muscles and accidents. These all cause subluxations (misalignments) in the spine. Some patients say they just bent over to pick up a piece of paper and they were hit with extreme pain. The reality is that the spinal condition was developing for quite some time before and the bending was the “straw that broke the camel’s back”, triggering the incident.

Chiropractic Care for Sciatica

Chiropractors in Jerusalem are highly trained to locate the source of the sciatica and to work with the patient in determining the quickest and most effective approach to quickly treating the sciatica.

If our Doctors in Jerusalem feel your condition will respond to the care we provide, they will prescribe gentle adjustments that will allow your spine to return its natural alignment.

In Israel the number of people ending up with back surgery for sciatica is staggering , and the low success rate is terribly disappointing. It’s estimated that back surgery is only about 15% effective within a five year period of time. That means 85% of all back surgeries are unsuccessful!! This is not a good option.

At the Jerusalem Family Wellness Center we have found that if we accept you as a patient you should respond very well to our treatments. The great news is that it typically takes less time to fix an issue like sciatic than it took to create it.

Once the position of the spine and discs are improved, patients often report improvements to their overall health. We were voted the “Best Chiropractor in Jerusalem” and The “Best Chiropractor in Israel” 3 years in a row. Let us help you stay healthy and keep you feeling good. If you are serious about turning this problem around, and avoiding back surgery please call our team at the Jerusalem Family Wellness Center today.