- Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief
- Decrease Lower Back Stress
- Rejuvenate Obstructed Nerve Pathways
- Regain Back Strength & Stability
- Increase Range & Mobility
- Gain Comfort
- Non Surgical Pain Relief
- Safe & Effective Lasting Relief
Sciatica is characterized by constant pain that is felt along your sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back, down through your buttock, and into your lower leg. Your sciatic nerve controls the muscles of your lower leg and provides sensation to your thighs, legs and the soles of your feet.Although sciatica is a common type of lower back and leg pain, the actual definition of the term is often misunderstood. Sciatica is actually a set of symptoms—not a diagnosis for what is irritating your sciatic nerve root and causing pain.
Chronic sciatica pain develops most commonly in people between the ages of 30 and 50 years old. Generally, it develops from normal wear and tear on the structures of your lower spine, not from an injury.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sciatica?
The most common symptom correlated with sciatica is pain that emits along the path of your sciatic nerve. However, symptoms can vary depending on where your sciatic nerve is affected. Some can experience a mild tingling, dull ache or even burning sensations, usually on one side of your body.
Symptoms of Sciatica can involve:
- A pins-and-needles sensation, usually in your feet
- Numbness or tingling in your leg after long periods of sitting
- Sharp pain when bending
- The pain follows a violent injury, such as a traffic accident
- In extreme cases trouble controlling your bowels or bladder
Chronic pain from sciatica usually starts slowly, steadily intensifying over time. Also, your pain can worsen after prolonged sitting, coughing, sneezing, bending or other sudden movements.
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Your chiropractic physician at Health Star will start by doing a complete patient history. You will be asked to describe your pain, disclose when your pain started and what activities weaken or enhance your pain. Establishing a diagnosis will also require a physical and neurological exam, in which your chiropractic physician will pay close attention to your spine and legs. You may be asked to complete some simple activities that will test your muscle strength, sensory and your reflexes.
In some situations, your chiropractic physician may suggest diagnostic imaging, such as x-ray, MRI or CAT scan. Diagnostic imaging may be utilized to rule out a more severe condition, such as an infection or tumor or can be used when patients with serious symptoms fail to react to six to eight weeks of chiropractic treatments.
Sciatica Treatment Options
For most of our Health Star patients, sciatica responds well to traditional care, including chiropractic and physical medicine. Keeping in mind that sciatica is a symptom and not a single medical condition, treatments will vary depending on the underlying cause of your health issue.
Chiropractic offers a non-surgical, drug-free treatment option for sciatic nerve pain. The goal of our chiropractic treatments is to revive your spinal movement, thereby increasing function while minimizing your pain and inflammation. Depending on the cause of your sciatic nerve pain, a chiropractic treatment plan may include different treatment methods such as spinal adjustments or manipulations, ice/heat therapy, ultrasound and physical rehabilitative stretches and exercises.
Sciatica Treatment Options
Sciatic nerve pain often responds quickly to Advanced Laser Therapy. Many patients will experience significant pain relief after just one treatment. After an examination is completed to determine the cause of your sciatica, our chiropractic physician will be able to estimate how many laser therapy treatments will be required to treat the cause of your sciatica.
Physiotherapy can include a variety of physical modalities that include massage, electrotherapies and exercises. These therapies are designed to help lessen your pain, inflammation and muscle spasms. Physiotherapy also consists of education and training to learn about proper movements and postures that can best help your sciatica pain.
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We are confident that our treatment programs will help you even if other treatments have failed. Fill out our request appointment form to find out how we can help or call one of our clinics to learn more. Most major insurances are accepted.