If you find your day consists of heavy pain killers and heating pads due to back pain that radiates down your legs, causing shooting pains, numbness, or weakness, then you may be one of the thousands suffering from sciatica. Fortunately, here at Mesquite Chiropractic, we offer a wide range of treatments to address sciatic pain that do not involve masking the pain with painkillers or invasive back surgery.
When the sciatic nerve is damaged, whether misaligned vertebrae or other disorders, the pain and other sensations can make everything from sleeping to sitting to walking unbearable. One way we address sciatic pain is by using chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
Unfortunately, sciatica is common in the adult population, with nearly 40% who suffer from it at some point during their lifetimes. If the sciatic nerve gets pinched by a herniated disc or suffers other damage, the sensation travels along the path the nerve takes down your legs. These sensations can range from intense shooting pain, pins and needles, numbness, and even burning.
Because sciatica is rooted in damage to the nerve, there is a good chance there is an alignment issue causing the trouble. Chiropractic adjustments offer a targeted solution that is more effective than simply masking the pain. Using proper manipulation, the personalized treatment you receive can help relieve the pressure on the nerve causing the pain.
Common causes of sciatica include:
- Herniated discs
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Bone spurs that press on the nerve
- Digestive issues such as constipation
- Other trauma or gradual nerve damage
Benefits of chiropractic care for sciatic pain:
- Pressure on the sciatic nerve is relieved
- Decreased inflammation
- Reduced pain
- Restored alignment
- Improved mobility
If you or a loved one are suffering from sciatica, call our office today to schedule a free consultation.