Suffering from Sciatica Pain?
Experiencing lower back pain that spreads down your buttock, back of the thigh, or even to your feet? Maybe even numbness or weakness? Fortunately in many cases, there are treatment options for sciatic nerve pain that can provide you some relief.
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What exactly is Sciatica?
If you experience a persistent pain that extends from the lower back and possibly throughout the hips, buttocks, and down one leg the cause might be sciatica.
Symptoms may vary from mild pain to intense burning or severe pain. Muscle weakness is possible as well. It is unlikely to experience the condition in both legs simultaneously.
Your symptoms may worsen when you cough, sneeze, or sit for prolonged periods of time.
Possible Causes Of This Condition.
Sciatica occurs as a result of compression of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the body.
A herniated disc or a bone spur can place pressure on the sciatic nerve. Hormones released during pregnancy in the first trimester can lead to sciatica, while the developing fetus can place pressure on the sciatic nerve in the third trimester.
Other possible causes of sciatica include:
- Slipped disc
- Ruptured disc
- Spinal stenosis
Certain factors increase your risk of developing sciatica, such as age, obesity, a labor-intensive job, prolonged sitting, or diabetes.
How does a Chiropractor treat it?
A spinal adjustment consists of Dr. Adamson using his hands to manually move the spine to alleviate pressure on the muscles and nerves surrounding it. This realigns the spine to improve function while reducing your pain.
What else can a Chiropractor do to treat sciatica?
Besides the standard chiropractic treatments, Dr. Adamson takes a modern approach to relieving sciatic nerve pain. Decompression Therapy is the favored treatment, proven to be very effective in treating this condition.
Another treatment Dr. Adamson uses for sciatica is a Class 4 deep tissue laser. This device uses a 20-watt infrared laser that reduces pain and inflammation while increasing blood flow throughout the area. The laser treatment promotes tissue repair, resulting in a quick recovery time.
If you’re looking for a non-invasive treatment for your sciatic nerve pain, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Adamson at Kinexis Healthcare today to experience the power of both traditional and modern approaches to relieving the pain and discomfort of Sciatica.
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