Sciatica Pain Recovery Through Chiropractic Care
The sciatic nerve begins at the lower spine and extends down the legs. When compression, inflammation, or other types of abnormalities occur in the vicinity of this nerve, pain, numbness, achiness, bending difficulties, tingling, burning, and/or weakness can take place. These symptoms are typically felt in the leg, thigh, lower back, buttock, calf, hip, and even foot. The discomfort may be mild, moderate, or severe. Naturally, the longer the situation goes untreated, the worse it can become.
What Causes Sciatic Pain?
There are different conditions that cause sciatic suffering; therefore, sciatica is not the primary problem but instead secondary to something else. A slipped disk, shifted spine, injury, fracture, growth, trauma, and pelvic misalignment are a few potential sources of sciatica. Because of the secondary nature of sciatica, it is extremely important to determine its underlying cause so a successful therapy plan can be developed.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatic Pain
Chiropractic care effectively addresses sciatica in many cases. A thorough examination, including x-rays and/or other imaging tests, will characteristically be performed. This preliminary work serves to establish the principal problem causing the distress. Once a better understanding is reached, a treatment strategy can be worked out. For example, oftentimes a misaligned lower spine is found to be the offender, and chiropractic adjustments work to correct both the problem and pain. Other natural treatments, like massage and ice, may also be used to strengthen the benefits.
No one wants to suffer with nagging nerve pain. Therefore, give Healing Hands Chiropractic Care a call and start feeling better today!