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Sciatica in Cold Weather Can Worsen Symptoms El Paso, TX.

When the weather begins to change and that cold feeling starts to creep into the bones, especially down the back. That’s when sciatica symptoms can flare-up in the worst way.

Cold weather really make sciatica worse

Of the many patients that I’ve treated, those with sciatica firmly state that cold weather makes it worse.

There are bonafide reasons why sciatica acts up when the temperature goes down.

Sciatica

It is a type of radiculopathy, caused by pressure on one or more of the five nerve roots in the lower back;

This is known as the lumbar region of the spine.

 

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Sciatica in Cold Weather Can Worsen Symptoms El Paso, TX.

The nerves run from the lower spine under buttocks and down each hip into the legs.

Several conditions can compress these nerves at one or more spots along the way:

  • Numbness
  • Weakness in the
  • Lower back
  • Buttock
  • Legs on one or both sides

Research Study

Cold weather affects sciatica because it affects different types of pain.

A study surveyed around 135,000 construction workers.

Researchers found that the men who worked in low temperatures reported higher cases of neck and low back pain.

This was compared with those working in warmer temperatures.

 

Cold Weather & the Spine

Pain and discomfort can increase because the muscles stiffen up in cold weather.

The spine’s muscles also become tight and tense.

Tension and stress, can make the pain worse and increase the risk of muscle strains/sprains.

Barometric Pressure

Air pressure drops before a storm or when the temperature changes.

These changes seep into the sensitive nerves of the lower back and cause swelling/inflammation and pain.

Physical Stress

Any type of movement can wreak havoc on a healthy spine.

This is due to the cold weather causing individuals not to:

  • Use correct posture
  • Use correct movement when performing tasks/chores
  • Hurrying tasks/chores

There is also the chance of a slip and fall accident or twisting your back.

All of this is the perfect set-up for spine and sciatic injury/s.

So How to reduce sciatic pain?

Keep Warm

  • Wear warm clothing and in layers.
  • A few thin layers can keep the body warmer than a single thick layer.
  • Keep the lower back warm
  • Tuck your shirt into your pants to make sure that your back doesn’t get a cold draft when you reach for something and then put a sweater on over that.
  • A couple of blankets or an electric blanket on your bed can help keep your muscles from tightening.
  • Keep home as warm as possible.
  • Run the car a few minutes to preheat it before heading out.

 

Wear Proper Shoes or Boots

  • Proper footwear should have enough tread to prevent slips and falls.
  • Proper shoes for walking in cold weather. Don’t do the flip-flop thing, that’s just asking for foot/back problems.
  • Orthotics can help with posture, pronation, and gait.

 

Warm-Up Before Starting Outdoor Activity

Stretch and loosen the muscles and joints before you go out to:

  • Trim the lawn/bushes
  • Take a walk
  • Play with the kids

Take a few minutes to stretch and warm up inside before going outside.

Do It Right

As previously mentioned use correct form, meaning, lift with your legs, not the back.

  • Move smaller amounts if landscaping etc., Do it in small increments instead of one or two heavy loads.
  • Don’t twist your back while lifting.
  • Face the direction you are going in.

Ask for Help

If sciatica is affecting the task at hand, do not be too proud or afraid to ask for help. Stubbornness can lead to severe injury/s that could have been avoided.

 

Stay Active

When cold weather starts to make itself known, most of us want to get on the couch, binge watch our favorite movies, sleep, get snuggly, etc.

  • Exercising and staying in shape is a top remedy for sciatica symptoms.
  • Consult with a chiropractor, physical therapist/trainer that can offer exercises that won’t present/exacerbate symptoms
  • Watch your weight when the cold weather kicks in and keep up with your exercise.

 

Sciatica Rehabilitation, Causes and Symptoms El Paso, TX Doctor Of Chiropractic

 

 

Sandra Rubio discusses sciatica, its causes, and its symptoms. Sciatica is the group of symptoms brought on by the compression of the sciatic nerve. Sandra Rubio describes how she has seen many individuals come into Dr. Alex Jimenez’s workplace feeling painful and often acute or even chronic signs of sciatica brought on by many different spinal health issues. Fortunately, Dr. Alex Jimenez is your nonsurgical choice for the efficient treatment of sciatica symptoms.

Based upon how it’s defined, roughly 2 percent to 40 percent of people will undergo sciatica symptoms at some point in their lifetime. It is most frequent throughout people’s ’40s and ’50s, and men are more frequently affected than women. About 90 percent of the time, sciatica symptoms are because of a disk herniation. Causes of sciatica include spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis syndrome, pelvic tumors, and compression with the head of a baby while pregnant, among spinal health problems.


 

NCBI Resources

Chiropractic care is a popular, alternative treatment option commonly utilized to help treat symptoms of sciatica. Sciatica is characterized as a collection of symptoms, rather than a single injury or condition. A chiropractor can help diagnose the source of a patient’s sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, in order to properly determine the best treatment for their specific health issue.

Spinal adjustments and manual manipulations can be utilized to help carefully correct the alignment of the spine, restoring the natural integrity of the spine and allowing the body to heal itself, without the need for drugs and medications or surgery. In certain individuals, sciatica may fix itself, possibly happening just once or a few times throughout their lifetime. But, it’s important to remember that if an injury and/or aggravated condition is not treated effectively, symptoms may worsen.

 

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