What Causes Sciatica Pain?
The sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body, branches out from the lower spine, through the pelvis, down the back of the thigh, and continues down to the foot. It is responsible for sending signals from the spinal cord to the lower body. The condition of sciatica develops when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched due to vertebrae being out of alignment or herniated/bulging discs.
The main symptoms of sciatica are
- Numbness and tingling
- Sharp pain in the lower back
- A burning sensation
- Ongoing dull aches and pains
Chiropractic Treatments for Sciatica
If you’ve been diagnosed with sciatica or are experiencing any of its symptoms, begin chiropractic care as soon as possible. With the right diagnosis, we can develop a plan of treatment and pain management unique to each patient. Our skilled chiropractors treat the root cause of your sciatic nerve pain in a natural non-invasive manner.
Chiropractic treatment for sciatica includes gentle manipulation of the spine. Adjustments improve alignment and relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Other recommendations include ice/cold therapy, electric stimulation, and traction table- all offered at each of our Total Health locations.
Take the next step in finding relief for your sciatic pain. Visit one of our six convenient locations or request an appointment online to start your journey to sciatic pain relief!