Chiropractic Sciatica Treatment
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is what we call the painful feeling caused by pressure or inflammation on one of the sciatic nerves that exit the lower spine and run down either leg. When your sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated, it can cause numbness, tingling, or pain in your lower back and legs. Depending on the severity, the pain resulting from a disrupted sciatic nerve causes mild to extreme discomfort and can even be debilitating in some cases. If you notice any amount of sciatica pain, it is essential that you address it immediately because ignoring it will only lead to a worsening of the symptoms.
If you experience any of these symptoms, you’re not alone. According to Harvard Health Publishing, as many as 40% of people will experience sciatica pain at some point in their life. Luckily for you, the trusted Davidson chiropractors at Inspire Chiropractic & Wellness can ease your pain through noninvasive and drug-free methods.
It’s no fun living with sciatica pain, and few understand this better than Dr. Dan at Inspire Chiropractic & Wellness. At a young age, Dr. Dan experienced firsthand how chiropractic care can ease the symptoms of sciatica pain and has since dedicated his life to helping others achieve the same. We offer deep tissue massages and spinal realignments to help you alleviate your sciatic nerve pain in minutes with our chiropractic sciatica treatment. Contact the leading Davidson chiropractors today and be on your way to living pain-free in a matter of minutes.
Chiropractic Treatment of Sciatica Pain
Many patients come into a chiropractors office with one or more of the above symptoms. This type of situation is not only uncomfortable but many times will impact your day to day activities, your relationships with your family and friends, or your job as well. To continue to live in pain and discomfort like this and hope that it will get better on its own can often times lead to a much more severe issue.
Symptoms of Sciatica
These symptoms are very commonly associated with sciatica. True sciatica is caused by compression on the nerves that exit out of the spine at the L3-L5 levels. When these nerves are compressed or irritated, the signal from the brain down the spinal cord and along those nerves gets disrupted, causing numbness and tingling or pain and even sometimes problems with muscle contraction in the legs.
How Can Our Davidson Chiropractors Help with Sciatica?
One of the most common questions we get here at Inspire Chiropractic and Wellness is, “Can a chiropractor help with sciatica?” When we tell our clients that we can, we can see the relief on their faces before we even start treatment. Our chiropractic sciatica treatment begins with an assessment of your pain. Once we find out the cause, we can effectively administer the proper chiropractic sciatica treatment necessary to alleviate your sciatic nerve pain in minutes.
Our Davidson chiropractic care has proven to be an effective treatment against sciatica pain. Through spinal manipulation and deep-tissue treatments, we are able to alleviate your symptoms so you can get back to living your life free from pain.
Causes of Sciatica
Sciatica pain results from pressure or inflammation on the sciatic nerve, which is generally caused by the spine or a surrounding muscle. The first cause of sciatic nerve pain is a misalignment of your spine. Bone spurs and herniated disks on the lumbar will often interrupt your sciatic nerve and cause varying degrees of pain in your lower back and legs. Luckily for you, one of our Davidson chiropractors at Inspire Chiropractic and Wellness can help alleviate this pain through various drug-free methods of treatment.
The second most common cause of sciatica pain is a result of piriformis syndrome. The piriformis is a flat muscle underneath your glute that is in regular contact with the sciatic nerve. When the piriformis becomes tight or inflamed, it will exert excess pressure and cause sciatic nerve pain. Here are some at-home stretches you can do to alleviate tension in your piriformis and relieve some of the pressure on your sciatic.
Sciatica pain is also sometimes experienced by women who are at a late stage in pregnancy. As the baby gets bigger, it puts increased pressure on your lower back, often interfering with the sciatic nerve. We work hand in hand with expecting mothers to ensure that they can be as comfortable as possible throughout their pregnancy.