Looking for sciatic pain relief? Not sure if you have Sciatica? Our sciatica chiropractor can give you a full neurological exam to determine the extent of your sciatica and propose a long-term treatment plan to get you out of pain as soon as possible.
You may have sciatica if you feel constant pain in only one side of your buttock or leg or if the pain worsens after prolonged sitting, when standing or walking, a burning or tingling sensation in your leg, your leg is numb or weak and difficult to move.
What causes Sciatica?
Sciatica is typically caused by a protrusion of vertebral disk pressing on the roots of the sciatic nerve that begins in your lower spine, runs through your buttock and down your lower limb. It can also be caused by a back sprain, shingles, degenerative lumbar spine, pregnancy and muscle spasm in the back or buttocks.
The level of pain you feel may vary ranging from mild pain to a sharp burning sensation. The extreme discomfort and pain may worsen if you are overweight, you are not exercising regularly, you wear high heels too often or even when you are sleeping on a mattress that is too soft.
Age-related changes in the spine, your occupation, and diabetes may also cause Sciatica.
Sciatica pain may make it uncomfortable and difficult to do certain things or to be active and you may be tempted to take bed rest. However, resting can possibly worsen your condition. Instead, be as active as you possibly can be.
You can make use of hot or cold compression packs to reduce the pain, simply be placing the compression packs on the affected area. You should also engage in gradual exercises like stretching or walking that help alleviate sciatica pain.
You’ll often hear about surgical options such as discectomy, laminectomy, and fusion surgery being recommended as a treatment for sciatica.
Despite the fact that, there are records of success, there are potential complications which could worsen your condition (and cost you thousands of dollars). Not only that, surgeries aren’t guaranteed to work.
Chiropractic for Sciatica Pain Relief
There are alternative remedies and treatment options that you can take advantage of, some of which include; exercises, physical therapy, Yoga, Massage and Chiropractic.
Chiropractic is based on the theory that diseases are caused by a structural disarrangement of the bones, especially in the spine and this affects the nervous system. This, therefore, implies that Chiropractic will significantly reduce or eliminate the instance of the pain reoccurring. We do not just treat the symptoms like most medications do; we address the underlying cause unique to each case.
Chiropractic will focus on treating your spinal and musculoskeletal problems primarily through manual manipulation and adjustment of your spine. This will be achieved by relying on different therapies which will reduce pressure on the sensitive neurological tissue and not only provide pain relief but also improve your health.
There are many chiropractic clinics that you can visit within Pleasanton, CA but you should know that Intero Chiropractic is different. Our purpose is to provide a comprehensive solution to your ongoing sciatica pain backed up with a long-term treatment plan.
We focus on three-dimensional shifts of the spine away from normal. We believe that the spine is as important as the foundation of a building and any defect in the foundation results in symptoms such as cracked walls and damaged roofs. Subsequently, simply patching the walls or replacing the roof without addressing the foundational defect will not solve the problem.
You will also be taught how to maintain the structure to ensure the problem does not return in the future.