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How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Sciatica

January 14, 2021

If you suffer from sciatica, then you are likely all too familiar with the radiating nerve pain that comes along with the condition. Even simple tasks like walking, sitting, or laying down can cause searing pain through the sciatic nerve and make these tasks seem impossible to do. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and effective treatment option for sciatica sufferers. By addressing the cause of the pain through adjustments and specialized techniques, chiropractors can bring healing straight to the source of your pain for relief that lasts.

What Causes Sciatica?

When the sciatic nerve is pinched, compressed, irritated, or inflamed, it leads to sciatica pain. If this pain is left unaddressed it can worsen over time and become an even more painful condition. It’s important to talk to a professional about your sciatica for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Some common causes for sciatica nerve pain are:

- Trauma

- Injury

- Improper posture

- Improper lifting technique

- Prolonged standing or sitting

- Age

- Wear-and-tear

- Inflammation

- Pregnancy

- Arthritis

- Spinal stenosis

- Inactive or overly active lifestyle

- Weak core strength

- Smoking

- Degenerative disc disease

- Diabetes

Understanding the cause helps the chiropractor diagnose and provide proper treatment for your sciatica condition. Whether your nerve is being compressed because of a herniated disc, or is irritated due to a stagnant job, chiropractic care can help realign the spine, reducing pain, relieving tension, and bringing the body back into balance.

Treat the Underlying Source of Your Sciatica Pain

Our team of chiropractors are dedicated to addressing the underlying source of your pain for lasting relief. A lot of the time, when a patient talks to their doctor about their chronic pain, they will prescribe painkillers as a temporary solution. The problem with that is because medication is only a temporary solution for pain, it never truly addresses the cause, and the problem persists and can worsen over time.

If your sciatica pain gets bad enough, your doctor may recommend going as far as having surgery. Unfortunately, surgery can come with many potential complications and risks, and requires a lengthy amount of downtime post-treatment.

Chiropractic care is a non-surgical and drug-free solution for sciatica that gets to the root of your pain and typically causes no discomfort or adverse side effects. The most you may experience during a chiropractic adjustment is a cracking or popping sensation that is simply an indication of gas being released in the spinal fluid.

Chiropractic care is a simple process that involves a comprehensive analysis of the areas of tension in the body. Then, through performing gentle manipulations and utilizing specialized tools and techniques, a chiropractor can realign the vertebrae and bring your spine back into the correct placement.

The sooner you deal with your sciatica pain, the better. Chiropractic adjustments and manual manipulations help to correct misalignments in the spine, relieve your pain, and provide lasting relief.

If you have radiating pain due to sciatica, call our clinic today to learn more about how chiropractic care can help you.

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