Sciatica is a condition in which many patients experience pain running from the buttocks down one leg to the toes. In some cases, patients also experience back pain from sciatic nerve pain caused by a sports injury, auto accident, or other conditions, such as a trapped nerve or disc herniation. For example, if you are experiencing leg pain that worsens when sitting or have consistent pain down one side of your lower back, you should see a chiropractor at Care Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center in Henderson to learn more about how chiropractic adjustment can help treat your pain.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is the term used to refer to pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling in the leg caused by an injury or pressure placed on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is not a medical condition but a symptom of a medical condition. Common causes of sciatica include damage to or pressure placed on the sciatic nerve resulting from spinal stenosis, a herniated disc, pelvic injury or fracture, tumors, spondylolisthesis, sports injury, or age.
How Chiropractic Care Helps with Sciatic Nerve Pain
Seeing a chiropractor for sciatic nerve pain can help relieve the debilitating pain using non-invasive, drug-free treatment options without costly or harmful side effects. Before starting with a pain management treatment, the chiropractor will accurately diagnose sciatica and determine the root cause of the symptoms.
Once a diagnosis is made, the chiropractor will suggest a chiropractic treatment plan, including various methods, such as massage therapy, spinal adjustments, heat and cold therapies, ultrasound therapy, spinal decompression, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes.
Signs of Sciatica
Sciatic pain can vary among patients and can be mild, tingling, dull, achy, or a burning sensation, sometimes making it nearly impossible for a person to move. Most often, the pain occurs on one side of the body, starting in the buttocks and traveling down the sciatic nerve to the foot. In addition, sciatica can affect the leg, making it feel weak, and sometimes the foot can get caught on the ground when walking. Other sciatica signs may include worsening pain when sitting or standing too long, increased pain at night, or trouble bending over or walking for more than a few yards.
See Our Chiropractor for Sciatic Nerve Pain
Sciatic nerve pain can be incapacitating, but patients will find pain relief with chiropractic treatment, including chiropractic adjustment. Our chiropractor at Care Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center in Henderson can treat sciatica and back pain using various treatment options. Call our office today at (252) 438-2273 to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors for diagnosis and treatment.