The sciatic nerve causes many people across the world problems with pain. Sciatica pain is a common condition and affects up to 40% of people. Most cases can be mild and can be resolved with light exercises, stretches, and other lifestyle changes on your own, however, some may need chiropractic treatment to help with chronic pain and muscle weakness. Elevate Wellness Chiropractic wants to help improve your quality of life.
Your sciatic nerve is located in your lower back and branches through your hips, buttocks, and down each leg. Although the nerve spreads through both sides of the lower half of your body it usually only radiates pain on one side of your body. The pain that comes from your sciatic nerve can often go away with non-operative treatment in a few weeks, but those who have significant sciatica pain might find themselves candidates for surgery. Those with severe pain who want to avoid surgery should consider the benefits of chiropractic treatment.
Sciatica pain usually radiates through the lower body around your spine and buttocks and down the back of your leg. The pain you may experience can range from an ache to a sharp pain or even feel like an electric shock. Others who experience sciatica pain may have numbness or even tingling. If the pain lasts longer than a week, you should talk to your doctor and seek treatment for the long-term pain.
What Causes Sciatica Pain
Sciatica pain usually originates from a herniated disk or bone spur on the spine that can compress the nerve. The pinched or pressured nerve causes inflammation and numbness in the leg. Anything that irritates sciatica, such as pressure, odd sleeping positions, or unbalanced weight can lead to pain radiating through your body.
Benefits Of Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractic care consists of spinal manipulation and other therapies to help relieve pinching, stabbing, or aches in multiple areas of the body. A chiropractor will work with you to help identify the area of pain and talk about your health history. This conversation can help us provide you with the best treatment plan that is completely unique to you.
Creating a plan for your rehabilitation can not be created without your goals in mind. This individual plan will involve more than just work at our office and can include stretches, applying controlled pressure to your joints, or specific exercises that you can do at home. If your chiropractor feels that those are not enough, they may recommend nutrition or wellness education.
Chiropractic treatment has more recently been tested and found to improve types of back pain. Stretching, yoga, and possibly a massage can be effective treatments for back pain and sciatica pain.
Services With Elevate Wellness
If you determine that our practice, doctors, and chiropractic treatment is right for you, we offer many chiropractic services for patients with individual needs and patients of all ages.
With spinal decompression at Elevate Wellness, you can get more relief without needing a surgical procedure. We gently stretch the spine to decompress the discs. This method helps our muscles to react and help release tension in the muscles. Laser decompression helps to heal inflammation and bring your discs and spine back into proper alignment.
If you don’t have sciatica pain, you may be experiencing other types of pain. Elevate Wellness offers other kinds of chiropractic relief for patients of all ages. If you have been in an auto accident or have a sports injury we can help your body to resume its natural healing process and remove scar tissue. If you have more questions about our process or our team, you can learn more here on our website.