What is Sciatica?
Sciatica can be can painful and debilitating condition in which pain stems from problematic compression of the sciatic nerve.
The sciatic nerve travels through your lower backs, hips and buttocks. If a herniated disc compresses the sciatic nerve, it causes the nerve to swell and pain shoots through the lower body.
Do you have symptoms of Sciatica?
When the sciatic nerve becomes compressed, it leads to painful symptoms such as:
Pain concentrated on only one side of your lower body
Sharp shooting pain along the sciatic nerve
Numbness in your legs
Pain when standing
Panic attack symptoms
Relief of Symptoms with chiropractic adjustments
Chiropractic adjustments are designed to provide pain relief in the nervous system and improve day to day activity. These adjustments are especially beneficial for providing back pain relief, pain from sciatica and managing chronic pain caused by herniated discs or other spinal abnormalities.
Questions We are Asked about Sciatica
How long does sciatica last?
A typical bout of sciatica may last for several weeks and then stop troubling you -- for the moment. Unfortunately, you are likely to keep experiencing future such attacks until you deal with the underlying cause. Some people experience constant sciatica symptoms.
How can chiropractic treatment help my sciatica?
Your chiropractor can adjust any imbalances in your vertebral alignment that are compressing sciatic nerve tissue. These adjustments can also free the nerve tissue from inflammation caused by bulging or herniated discs. We may also prescribe ice/heat therapy to reduce inflammation, corrective exercises to build your spinal support, soft tissue therapies to relieve muscle spasms, or weight loss to minimize spinal compression.
How can I prevent sciatica?
Keeping your weight under control and maintaining good muscle tone in your back can help you avoid sciatica. Periodic spinal screenings and adjustments can also help by enabling us to make any tiny corrections as needed for a lifetime of healthy posture.
Still in pain? We can help.
Contact us at (905) 662-9835 and we can get you started in the right direction