Rather than being a disorder itself, sciatic pain serves as a symptom, signaling an underlying issue affecting the sciatic nerve or its surrounding structures. Its impact on daily life can be significant, making simple activities like walking or sitting uncomfortable and challenging. For individuals experiencing sciatic pain, it can also disrupt their lifestyle, limiting participation in sports such as golf and pickle ball.
In short, the answer is no. However, let's delve into this question a bit more as it is a common concern among patients. When chiropractic care helps alleviate an injury, improves functionality, and reduces pain, it's natural to want to maintain that feeling of well-being. Just like eating one vegetable won't provide all the nutrients we need for life, consistency is key in maintaining proper nutrition. Similarly, gaining new strength during a month at the gym doesn't mean it lasts forever; consistent exercise is required to maintain that level.
As a chiropractor, I often get labeled as a professional “bone cracker”. What people are referring to is joint manipulation...