How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Sciatica
Did you know that up to 40% of people will experience sciatica in their lifetimes? This painful condition can have a significant impact on your ability to do everyday activities and can even lead to loss of mobility and bladder control.
Fortunately, if you are suffering from sciatica, you don’t have to rely on pain medications and surgery to get relief. Chiropractic care for sciatica provides tremendous relief using gentle, natural remedies, without having to worry about things like medication side effects.
Could chiropractic care be the right sciatica treatment for you? Here is what you need to know.
Sciatica is the pain that results from your sciatic nerve being compressed. This nerve runs from your lower back all the way through your hips and down each leg. Depending on where the nerve is pinched, you may feel pain in one location along the nerve, or you may feel it for the entire length of the nerve.
Although the nerve runs down both legs, most people only feel pain on one side of the body. For some people, the pain feels like an electric shock that appears without warning, while others feel a persistent, deep, aching pain. It is also common to experience pins and needles, especially in the foot of the affected leg.
Causes of Sciatica
Sciatica is often caused by a herniated disk. Herniated disks occur when the spongy disk that separates two vertebrae along the spine pushes out of its healthy position and puts pressure on the surrounding nerves. Sometimes a bone spur or a narrowing of the spine can also cause sciatica. Although these conditions can sometimes clear up on their own, often sciatica treatment is necessary, which is where chiropractic care comes in.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica Treatment
The focus of chiropractic care is restoring healthy alignment in the spine, which is the most effective treatment for most cases of sciatica. For sciatica treatment, Dr. Saeman and Dr. Haak will use techniques like spinal adjustments and adjunctive therapies, tailored to your specific needs, to alleviate the underlying cause of your pain. As a result, you’ll get relief from not only the symptoms but also the core cause of your sciatica, so you can get back to doing the things you love.
Get Sciatica Treatment Today
Say goodbye to your sciatica pain by making an appointment for treatment at Back to Health Chiropractic and Massage in Vancouver, WA. Appointments are available online or by calling our office at (360) 253-4285.