Sciatica pain affects up to 40% of adults. While this pain can be solved on your own and often goes away after a short amount of time, some chiropractic treatment can help get you back to feeling more normal and improve muscle weakness.
What Is Sciatica Pain?
Your sciatic nerve is located in your lower back and branches through your hips, buttocks, and down each leg. Although the nerve spreads through both sides of the lower half of your body it usually rarely affects both sides and you may only feel symptoms on one side of your body. Sciatica pain can often go away with non-operative treatment in a few weeks, but those who have significant sciatica pain might be candidates for surgery.
The pain usually radiates through the lower body around your spine and buttocks and down the back of your leg. Sciatica pain can range from an ache to a sharp pain or even feels like an electric shock. Others may have numbness or tingling. If the pain lasts longer than a week, you should speak to your doctor about effective treatment options and how to limit your pain.
The Start Of The Pain
The pain usually originates from a herniated disk or bone spur on the spine that can compress the nerve. The pinched or pressured nerve causes inflammation and numbness in the leg. Anything that irritates the sciatic nerve can cause pain. If you can not determine the cause of your pain, our specialists can help pinpoint the reason for sciatica pain.
Treatment For Sciatica Pain
Chiropractic care can help you to regain muscle movement and ease the pain in your lower back and legs. Chiropractic care consists of spinal manipulation and other therapies to help relieve pain. A chiropractor will work with you to help identify the pain and talk about your health history. Then a specialized treatment will be developed which will usually involve stretches, applying controlled pressure to your joints, or specific exercises that you can perform in the comfort of your home. If your chiropractor feels that those are not enough, they may recommend nutrition or wellness education to be completed at home or in another office.
The most common condition for back pain is the spinal condition. Chiropractic treatment has more recently been tested and found to improve multiple types of back pain. Spinal decompression is the biggest treatment we offer to help those with sciatica and other types of back pain.
Health And Wellness Chiropractic
If you find that chiropractic care is right for you we offer many chiropractic services to help you.
With our spinal decompression, you can get more relief without needing a surgical procedure. We gently stretch the spine to decompress the discs. This method helps our muscles to react which helps release tension and heal the body naturally. Laser decompression helps to heal inflammation and bring your discs and spine back into proper alignment.
Whether you are experiencing sciatica pain, neck pain, back pain, or another injury, we can offer you proper chiropractic relief. If you have been in an auto accident or have a sports injury we can help your body to resume its natural healing process and remove scar tissue.
Health And Wellness Clinic has served many patients who report massive relief in their pain. We want to help improve pain in patients of all ages. Dealing with pain is not something that should limit your daily activities. Limit the need for pain meds, surgery, and stopping your life with our licensed chiropractors. If you have more questions about our process or our team, you can learn more here on our website.