The sciatic nerve is one of the largest nerves in the body and it runs from the hip area all the way down to the toes. When you have compression on this nerve you can usually feel a shooting pain that makes it hard to walk, much less do any kind of exercise. I myself have suffered from sciatica and my first response was to see my family care physician. The doctor offered me some pain medication and gave me some physical therapy exercises to do. Of course the pain medication made me feel better however after a few weeks and not taking the medication any more the pain continued to come back.
I decided to take another route and went to visit a local San Diego Chiropractor. He explained to me that one of my hips was lower than than the other and that was causing compression on my sciatic nerve. After a few weeks of adjustments and a series of exercises and stretches I started to feel relief. Plus I wasn’t having to take any medications which made me feel foggy and fatigued. My chiropractor also put a heel lift in one of my shoes to help bring my hips back to even levels. Remember when you are using natural methods of healing it may take a little more time but the results are well worth it