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SCIATICA

Sciatica

Many people experience lower back pain and sciatica daily. Bad posture or an old injury are a few causes of sciatic pain. Chiropractic sciatica pain treatment involves realigning the spine and joints to alleviate the patient's discomfort.

When experiencing lower back pain, sciatic pain, more specifically, patients may notice the following:

  • Pain with sitting

  • Pain in the buttocks or leg

  • Numbness or Tingling

  • Pain that worsens with movement

These are just a few of the causes and symptoms of sciatica. Continue reading to discover what occurs during a chiropractic appointment for sciatic pain.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is lower back pain along the path of the sciatic nerve, extending from the back through the hips, buttocks, and down each leg. This type of pain is typically caused by compression or irritation of the nerve roots, commonly resulting from tight muscles, disc injuries, bone spurs, or spinal stenosis. The condition can result in various symptoms, including sharp pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in the affected leg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What causes Sciatic Nerve pain?

Sciatic nerve pain often results from the compression or irritation of nerve roots in the lower back. This irritation is commonly due to a tight muscle, disc injury, bone spur, or spinal stenosis.

How to relieve sciatic nerve pain?

Relieving sciatic nerve pain involves a combination of treatments, such as:

  • Chiropractic manipulation

  • Stretching exercises

  • Reducing inflammation 

    • Ultrasound​

    • Electrical Stimulation

  • Improving mobility

How Long Does Sciatica Last?

In more severe cases, medical interventions like steroid injections or surgery may be necessary to alleviate pressure on the nerve.

Sciatica can significantly impact a person's quality of life, limiting mobility and daily activities. Understanding the underlying causes, symptoms, and treatment options is essential for managing and alleviating the discomfort associated with sciatica.

Is Sciatica Pain Serious?

Sciatic pain can be mild, with discomfort across the lower back and some pain in the buttocks. Moderate cases of sciatic nerve pain can cause burning pain while sitting and sleeping. More severe cases can cause weakness in the leg and difficulty walking.

Sciatica can significantly impact daily activities and quality of life. As soon as symptoms begin, it is essential to have a thorough evaluation of the complaint.

Can A Chiropractor Help Sciatica?

Chiropractic care can help sciatica. By examining the spine and determining the root cause of the lower back pain and sciatica, we can determine the correct treatment for your condition.

How can chiropractic treatment help?

Chiropractic adjustments can help improve the motion of the spine, allowing patients to move without irritating the sciatic nerve.

Sciatica can often cause patients to lean or walk predominantly on one side. A slightly abnormal posture can create pressure down the leg and up the spine. This chiropractic manipulation will help improve any imbalances, allowing patients to walk normally again.

At Skyline Chiropractic and Sports Medicine, treatment for sciatica will also include stretches that can help relieve tightness in the lower back and hips.

Furthermore, chiropractic treatment can include electrical stimulation, ultrasound, spinal decompression, and rehabilitation exercises to strengthen and stabilize the spine.

Is Sciatica Pain Treatment Painful?

At Skyline Chiropractic and Sports Medicine, our unique approach provides gentle and pain-free treatment for sciatica pain.

Chiropractic treatment is known for the "crack" sounds that usually accompany the adjustment. Patients may be apprehensive about their initial treatment. Therefore, we have multiple treatment options if the "crack" or "pop" sound is unpleasant for patients.

We understand that each patient is unique, and we will create a personalized treatment plan to address their individual needs. Additionally, we are here to listen and address any concerns you may have.

How To Cure Sciatica Permanently?

Our chiropractors will ask about previous medical history and lifestyle habits and perform a thorough evaluation to determine the underlying cause of the sciatic complaint. This way, we can determine the root cause and avoid chronic lower back pain by only treating the symptoms. Pain medication and injections for sciatica will only mask the underlying condition, which can lead to reoccurring episodes of pain.

Contact a Chiropractor for Sciatica Pain Treatment

An appointment with Dr. Zorn or Dr. Zuppe at Skyline Chiropractic and Sports Medicine is easily arranged. Simply call to book a consultation and adjustment today. Long-term aches and pains can be effectively treated. Seek relief with chiropractic sciatica pain treatment.

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Contact Skyline Chiropractic & Sports Medicine at (724) 203-0783 today.

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