Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
Your sciatic nerve starts at your lower back, splits, and runs down both buttocks, legs, and into your feet. Problems with your sciatic nerve can cause severe pain and numbness in your lower back, buttocks, hips, legs, and feet. Gaining control of the problem will alleviate the pain and muscle weakness that it causes. Our skilled chiropractic doctors at the East Bank Chiropractic Health Center in Chicago, IL, can help you with your sciatica symptoms and get you on the road to recovery.
Problems and Symptoms Associated with Sciatica
Sciatica is caused by the rubbing against or pressure being put on the sciatic nerve. This could be from a bone spur, a bone lesion, an out of place vertebra, or another issue causing inflammation. Normally, sciatica will only affect one side of your lower body.
Common Symptoms Associated with Sciatica:
- Pain that radiates from lower back into your buttocks and back of thigh
- Sharp pain that extends down through your leg
- Numbness and tingling in your leg or foot
- Sharp pain in your buttocks or leg that makes it difficult to stand
Common Causes of Sciatica:
- A herniated or slipped disc pinching the sciatic nerve
- Bone spur rubbing against the sciatic nerve
- Compression of the sciatic nerve from a growing tumor
- Nerve damage due to a disease like diabetes
- Prolonged sitting or lack of exercise
- Age, being overweight, or wearing high heels
Even though severe pain is associated with sciatica, the problem can usually be fixed without surgery.
How Quality Chiropractic Care Helps with Sciatic Nerve Pain
Chiropractic treatment aims to get at the root cause of your sciatic nerve pain. First, with an evaluation and examination, your chiropractor will determine what is causing your sciatic nerve pain. They will then let you know if they can help you or if you need to see a medical doctor for treatment.
If your pain is associated with a disc problem, a chiropractor will work to put your disk back in place. They will make sure that your spine is aligned properly. By taking the pressure off of your sciatic nerve, your body will be able to heal. They will then help you with exercises that will strengthen muscles and connecting tissues to support the correct spinal alignment.
You may have inflammation and muscle tension associated with your sciatica. Massage therapy and other muscle treatments will help to reduce the inflammation and allow your muscles to relax.
As part of whole-body wellness, your chiropractor may wish to discuss your work and other daily routines. They will explain how proper lifting techniques, exercising, good posture practices, and nutrition all support your lower back health. Practicing these will reduce the chances of problems in the future.
Trust the Trained Doctors at East Bank Chiropractic Health Center to Help You with Your Sciatica
If you are dealing with the pain and life impeding problems of sciatica, trust the skilled doctors at East Bank Chiropractic Health Center to help you. We provide high quality care for our patients in Chicago and River North, IL. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start on the path of being pain free. Our number is 312-832-9700.