Sciatica is a nerve pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. Patients often report pain in the lower back and down the back of their leg. Numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness can also occur. Sciatica can be caused by a herniated disc, bone spurs, or spinal stenosis; a narrowing of the spine that can lead to compression of the nerve. Sciatica typically will affect one side of the body. Sneezing, coughing, and straining are often extremely painful with sciatica. Our chiropractors are fully equipped to assess and address irritations of the sciatica nerve.
Sciatic pain is generally caused by sciatic nerve compression. This can be felt in your lower back, hip, legs, and buttocks. Spinal adjustments can help realign vertebral bodies to their proper positions. This assists to reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, and sciatic pain. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort related to sciatica, chat with our team to see if chiropractic treatment is right for you.
When administered by a specialist, acupuncture helps relieve pain in patients with sciatica. This works by applying pressure on the acupoints that will trigger the excretion of endorphins to reduce pain on the affected nerves.
Chiropractors treat a wide range of injuries and complications, such as scoliosis, low back pain, sprains, strains, myofascial trigger points, joint instability, joint pains, headaches, cluster headaches, cervicogenic headaches, tension headaches, migraines, vertigo, muscle spasms, etc. and in some cases, they can help reduce the symptoms of MS.
Yes. Sciatica pain is often caused by misalignment of the spine, which puts pressure on the nerves in your lower back or buttocks. A chiropractor can adjust subluxations (misaligned vertebra) that are believed to cause nerve interference. This adjustment takes the pressure off the sciatic nerve, allowing for better blood flow promoting healing within your body. With sciatica, many people experience pain in the sciatic nerve, which pierces through the piriformis. When the piriformis is tight, it squeezes on the sciatic nerve, resulting in sciatica. One approach involves reducing the tension in the piriformis, which will help release the tension on the sciatic nerve. Another is also treating the blowback as one unit with the sciatic nerve to decrease the Sciatic nerve’s inflammation.
No, you do not need a prescription for you to see a chiropractor. If you are a new client, fill out the intake details form so that we can get to know you better. You can even book your appointment directly from our website.