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Your Trusted Chattanooga Chiropractor For Sciatica
At Total Health Chiropractic, we take great pride in being your go-to Chattanooga chiropractor. In fact, we've been serving the community for more than 20 years, providing our patients with the dedicated care they need to achieve greater health and wellness. Here in our office, we believe in taking a patient-centered approach to treat any number of medical conditions and injuries at their source. One of the more common conditions we treat and manage is that of sciatica, a painful condition that stems from the sciatic nerve.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the entire body and runs throughout the lower spine, down the backs of the thighs, and down to the feet. Specifically, the sciatic nerve is responsible for relaying pain and other signals between the spinal cord and the lower body. Unfortunately, due to the nerve's location in the lower back, it is also prone to excessive pressure and compression. Sciatica refers to a condition where the sciatic nerve is compressed by misalignments of the spine or herniated/bulging discs in the back. The condition is more common in pregnant women and those with spinal disorders, but it can happen to anybody.
The most common symptom of sciatica is sharp pain that radiates throughout the lower back, though other potential symptoms include:
- numbness and tingling
- a burning sensation
- ongoing dull and achy pains
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
If you're experiencing any symptoms of sciatica, we highly recommend seeing our chiropractor as soon as possible. With proper diagnosis, we can develop a custom-tailored plan for treatment and management. Through skilled chiropractic care, we can work to treat the cause of sciatic nerve pain, rather than using risky procedures or medications to mask the pain.
One of the more common chiropractic treatments we recommend for sciatica is that of spinal adjustment, which focuses on the gentle manipulation of the spine to improve its alignment. Often times, this can help to relieve excess pressure on the sciatic nerve and improve overall health and wellness. In instances where a herniated or bulging disc is causing pressure on the sciatic nerve, we may also recommend a technique known as spinal decompression, which works to elongate the spine, relief pressure on the discs and sciatic nerve, and help you find relief from pain and other symptoms.
In addition to spinal decompression and chiropractic adjustment, ice/cold therpay can also be effective in treating sciatica. The best part about trusting chiropractic techniques to treat your sciatica is that you don't have to worry about invasive procedures or other risky methods. Chiropractic treatment is all natural and non-invasive.
Request an Appointment Today
Tired of dealing with sciatic nerve pain? Ready to seek chiropractic care? If so, then contact Total Health Chiropractic today. With several offices in the Chattanooga area, you're sure to find a location that's convenient for you. Request your appointment today through our website to start your path to sciatic nerve pain relief.