SCIATIC NERVE TREATMENT
If you are experiencing severe and debilitating pain as a result of an afflicted sciatic nerve, our chiropractic treatment for sciatica will help you get your health and wellness back on track.
Sciatic Nerve Pain and Sciatica
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve bundle in the human body, made up of five different nerve roots from the lower spine. The sciatic nerve extends all the way from the base of the spine, past the buttocks, and down the entire length of the back of the leg and right to the sole of the foot.
Problems with the sciatic nerve can cause a considerable amount of pain, discomfort and numbness from the lower back -- right down into the legs. The nerve may become inflamed, compressed or irritated by problems in your lower back.
There are a number of causes of of Sciatic nerve pain. For example, these types of conditions may relate to poor posture. If you work in a role that involves a lot of sitting down or strenuous movement, not maintaining an upright position or performing stretches throughout the day can cause severe pain in the lower back, hip, buttocks and legs over time.
People who undergo Chiropractic treatment for sciatica symptoms can generally see an improvement in their condition within a few weeks. In more severe cases, further treatment may be required. The treatment of Sciatica varies depending on what the specific cause of the condition is. At Element, we specialize in finding the root cause of your problem and treating it as efficiently as possible.
How Treatment Works
The type of pain you are experiencing and the location will depend on which part of the nerve is being pinched and what the cause of the impingement is.
Specific Chiropractic adjustments are also effective when treating sciatic nerve problems. By helping to realign your spine and the individual vertebrae, it is possible to restore your spine and posture to the correct position. This, in turn, will help to remove any nerve irritability. The adjustments will be made by the experienced and trained hands of Dr. Nelson, involving well-placed direct pressure to your lower back or swift movements.
There are several ways to determine whether you have symptoms relating to issues with your sciatic nerve. These may range from numbness and tingling, weakness, coldness, or a burning or shooting pain. These sensations may also extend from the lower back or the buttocks and move down to either the front or back of the thighs. The pain can extend all the way down the leg and it may even reach your feet. These symptoms can range from being irritating and uncomfortable to being extremely painful and debilitating.
These symptoms can be found on either side of the body and will usually just affect one side. However, on rare occasions, both sides can have symptoms at the same time.
You may find that if you are suffering from sciatic problems, you will feel the symptoms more intensely when you are sitting or lying down, attempting to stand or moving around. You may also notice them when you cough.
If you are concerned that you are experiencing any of these symptoms, getting a diagnosis is essential. A diagnosis can be made by carrying out an examination and having x-rays performed. This will ensure that you will get the most accurate assessment of your sciatic problems -- that way, the specific cause can be identified and managed accordingly.
Treatment can prevent the condition from worsening, and can usually help restore your quality of life. For treatment options, contact Element Chiropractic to discuss your symptoms further and get a full assessment.
What To Expect During Treatment
There are a number of different ways to treat the symptoms that you may be experiencing.
Before treatment for your sciatica is performed, Dr. Nelson will discuss your symptoms and assess the cause of your pain or discomfort. As sciatica can be caused by a number of different health problems, it is important that your Chiropractor knows where to focus their attention.
Your experience at Element Chiropractic will be personalized, effective and informative. You will be provided with all of the information ahead of your treatment, so that you know exactly what to expect.
If you have any concerns or questions at any point, our team will always be happy to discuss treatment with you further.
If you would like to learn more about our sciatic nerve treatment services offered at Element Chiropractic, or if you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, get in touch with us today!