What You Need to Know About Sciatica Pain
Sciatica is a leg pain that originates in the lower back and travels down the buttock and the legs through the large sciatic nerves. Many people think that sciatica is a medical diagnosis of itself, when in fact, it’s a sign of an underlying medical condition. Some of the most common lower back problems that cause sciatica symptoms are degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and lumbar herniated disc.
The sciatica symptom is lower back pain that suddenly extends down one leg through the hip and buttock. In most cases, the pain affects only one leg and might get worse when you sit, sneeze, or cough. The pain varies widely; some people describe it as dull, sharp, achy, or pins and needless, while others say that the pain is excruciating. Some people feel tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness in the affected part.
Safe and effective sciatica treatment
The purpose of our sciatica treatments is to help the body to heal itself. Sciatic nerve pain is life altering. First, we must find the cause, so in order to form a diagnosis, we will review your medical history and do a neurological and physical examination that will detect any possible contraindications to chiropractic therapies.
Spinal adjustment realigns the spine and takes the pressure off of the nerves. This brings quick relief, and it will give your body the needed potential to heal itself. We also include treatments with the use of ultrasound, ice therapy, massage therapy, or a TENS – Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. This way, the muscle tension and swelling can be reduced, and as a result, your sciatica pain relaxed.
How long does the sciatica treatment last?
The healing process depends on the severity of your condition, but it takes time. Therefore, several treatments and adjustments will be needed, especially if sciatica has been occurring in your body for some time.
When you’re feeling the terrible pain of sciatica, you want the pain to go away as soon as possible. At such moments, understandably, you’re tempted to seek drugs. While most prescription medications might provide temporary relief, we advise you to get a treatment that will find the source of the pain. That’s why our goal is to show you that there is a drug-free, surgery-free path to heal your body. Manual chiropractic adjustments, improving alignment and posture, decreasing muscle tension, increasing joint motion, and rehabilitation are just a part of the treatments that wait for you at our office. Our proven therapy is a gentle, effective, and natural way to heal from sciatica.