Sciatica Treatment With Chiropractic Care
If you are in search of a chiropractor in Vancouver, please visit us here at Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage, PLLC. We specialize in many different types of chiropractic treatments for many conditions, sciatica being one of them. Pain from the sciatic nerve usually is a result from a herniated disk in your lower spine.
Pressure can be placed on the nerve as the disk herniates. As a result, the pain will come and go and sometimes can be terribly severe. The longest nerve in the human body is the sciatic nerve which starts in the lower back and extends through the hips, buttocks, legs, and feet. Usually, it affects one side of the body.
Symptoms Of Sciatica
Symptoms from sciatic nerve pain can vary.
Some of the most experienced symptoms are:
- Butt or leg pain that worsens when sitting
- Lower back pain
- Hip pain
- Burning and or tingling down the leg
- Numbness and weakness in leg and or foot
- Constant pain on one side of buttocks
- Shooting pains down the leg
What Causes Sciatica?
When the sciatic nerve is pinched, sciatica is a result. It can be due to a herniated disk or even a bone spur. However, it can also be a result of lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative disk disease, spondylolisthesis, muscle spasms, or pregnancy. Being overweight can worsen back pain just as much as not exercising enough. High heels or even sleeping on a soft mattress can worsen back problems.
How can a chiropractor help?
The degree of pain associated with the sciatic nerve may vary in both frequency and intensity. It can be very mild, or it can be severe. To accurately diagnose the condition, doctors will need to perform an x-ray, CT scan, or MRI to detect any contraindications to spinal adjustments. People rely on chiropractic treatment to help the body be able to heal. The great thing about chiropractic treatment is that it does not involve medications or surgery. Depending on the patient's severity of their pain, treatment will vary. Some chiropractic treatments involve:
- Cold therapy
- Adjustments or spinal manipulation
- TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
Call Davis Family Chiropractic And Massage Today!
If you need an appointment and are in the Vancouver area, please visit give us a call here at Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage, PLLC to schedule an appointment today. You may also visit our website for a full list of services offered at our clinic. Sciatic nerve pain can be extremely painful to deal with but we will get you back on the right track so you can continue your lifestyle free of pain with no restrictions. Keep in mind that treatment will vary depending on your condition.