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What Causes Sciatica Pain and What's the Best Sciatica Pain Treatment?

Written By Back to Health Chiropractic and Massage on September 6, 2019

Man with sciatica pain Back strain and sore, tight muscles are uncomfortable, but things become unbearable when you have pain radiating down the length of your legs. 

Such symptoms are signs of sciatica pain. 

What causes this type of pain? Is there a sciatica pain treatment that is both safe and effective?

Sciatica Pain: What Causes it and How Can You Tell if You Really Have it?

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body in both length and circumference. Five nerves combine to form the sciatic nerve. It starts at the lower back and runs down the leg to the knee before separating into two nerves. You have a sciatic nerve in each leg.

You know you need sciatica pain treatment if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Pain running down your legs
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Muscle weakness. 

Sciatic Nerve Treatment: Top 4 Options for Pain Relief

Here are four ways your Vancouver, WA chiropractor can offer you some relief

1. Chiropractic Treatment

Regular adjustments prevent spinal misalignment (misalignment can lead to pain).

2. Massage Therapy

After a sciatica episode, your muscles are tight and sore. Massage helps loosen them, providing relief. 

3. Therapeutic Exercises

Your chiropractor can teach you some stretching exercises to do at home each day to prevent uncomfortable muscle tightness and misalignment.  

4. Lifestyle Changes

Your chiropractor will also discuss various issues that can lead to nerve impingement, including: 

  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Poor posture
  • Poor ergonomics at work. 

Your Vancouver, WA Chiropractic Team Will Help Liberate You from Pain

Dr. Thomas Saeman and his team are dedicated to helping their patients break free from the bonds of pain. If you’ve been suffering from any type of neck, back, or leg pain, talk to them about how to treat it. They’ll create a custom treatment plan that will help keep you healthy and comfortable. 

Are you ready to take your life back and end debilitating sciatica pain? Contact us at 360-253-4285 to schedule an appointment to discuss your options.   

Posted In: Chiropractic Care Low Back Pain Treatment Sciatica Treatment