Chiropractic for Sciatica Pain
Understanding sciatica pain and how you could help manage it with routine chiropractic care.
What is Sciatica?
Simply put, sciatica is nerve pain from irritation of the sciatic nerve, located in the lower back that runs down the back of each leg. The biggest tell of sciatica is radiating pain starting in your lower back that works its way down the back of the legs. Other signs include numbness, tingling and weakness in the legs or feet. Sciatica nerve pain is something to be on the lookout for, as many as 40 percent of adults will get it during their lifetime.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Those with Sciatica?
Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve sciatica pain. Routine chiropractic care provides patients with sciatica treatment that’s a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs), which are commonly prescribed to patients to help them manage their pain.
Chiropractors deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy, known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by sciatica.
Below are some of the health benefits chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments can provide patients with sciatica pain and discomfort:
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved range of motion
- Improved flexibility
- Increased activity and lifestyle
To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic will perform a consultation, examination and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI. Based on the findings of our chiropractic exam and consultation, your doctor of chiropractic may elect to co-treat your sciatica pain with other healthcare professionals including massage therapists, physical therapists or other primary care physicians.
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