If you are dealing with sciatic pain, then you are all too familiar with the tingling, numbness, and discomfort associated with this condition. While most doctors will prescribe you pain medications to mask the symptoms, they do nothing to address your sciatica, often causing the condition to worsen over time. Chiropractic care is a drug-free, effective solution that gets to the source of your sciatic pain for relief that lasts.
How Can a Chiropractic Adjustment Help with Sciatica?
When you come in for a chiropractic adjustment, a chiropractor will look at the whole body before working through any areas of tightness, compression, or misalignments to bring the body back into balance and relieve any pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Because the spine houses the central nervous system, if even one disc is out of place, it can wreak havoc on the whole body, causing issues beyond sciatic pain that can worsen over time.
Chiropractors use spinal manipulations and specialized techniques to restore alignment in the spine, decrease pain and improve nerve signal flow, mobility, and function.
In addition to reducing the pain associated with sciatica, receiving regular chiropractic adjustments can have several other incredible benefits for your overall health and wellness, such as:
- Increased flexibility
- Improved blood circulation
- Higher quality of sleep
- Injury prevention
- Improved digestion
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved immune function
- Improved mood
- Increased physical strength and endurance
If your sciatica is mild, moderate, or severe, chiropractic care is an effective solution that can provide pain relief that lasts.
Common Symptoms Associated with Sciatica Pain
While speaking with a medical professional is your best option to determine if the pain you are experiencing is, in fact, sciatica, there are some common symptoms that are associated with the condition:
- Mild, severe, or radiating pain in the back
- Difficulty walking
- Muscle weakness
- Leg numbness
- Pins and needles
- Burning sensation
- Foot numbness
- Constant pain on one side
When you feel weakness, numbness, or pain radiating down the sciatic nerve, this is caused by compression on the sciatic nerve, which can occur due to any number of reasons, including:
- Herniated disc or slipped disc
- Bone spur
- Prolonged sitting
- Consistently carrying heavy objects
- Age, or wear-and-tear
- Spinal Stenosis
No matter the cause, chiropractic care works as a safe alternative for treating sciatica pain, getting to the root of the condition to provide real, long-lasting relief.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and want to learn more about how chiropractic care may relieve your sciatic pain, give us a call today to schedule a complimentary consultation.