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Natural Sciatica Relief: How a Chiropractic Treatment Plan can Relieve your Sciatica Pain



What is sciatica?

According to www.spine-health.com


Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve and is typically felt in the buttocks, down the back of the leg, and possibly to the foot. Sciatica is typically caused by common conditions including a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease and lumbar spinal stenosis.

Symptoms include:

  • Tingling or burning sensation felt down the leg

  • Consistent pain on one side of the lower back 

  • Numbness, weakness or difficulty moving the foot, or in some cases, the entire leg.

  • Leg pain that worsens when sitting 

  • Intense and intolerable pain that makes it hard to stand up 

Chiropractic care and Sciatica 


Chiropractic care can relieve Sciatica naturally, drug free and non-invasively. 

There are a number of different chiropractic treatment options for sciatica, these are:


CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS


A Chiropractor can take the pressure off the sciatic nerve which therefore relieves the sciatica pain. Sciatica can result from a herniated disk, a condition that occurs when the soft centre of a spinal disc pushes through a crack in the harder external casing, this condition can irritate the sciatic nerve.  A Chiropractor can use spinal adjustments to allow a herniated disk to ease back into place, taking away the cause of irritation on the sciatic nerve.

 

A chiropractor can also ease muscle spasms through the use of adjustments. 


ADJUNCTIVE MASSAGE

 

In some instances your Chiropractor may recommend or even combine massage techniques to facilitate healing and pain relief from Sciatica. Your Chiropractor will advise you as necessary.


SPECIFIC EXERCISES


Your Chiropractor will advise best suited exercises for you. The goals is:

  • Alleviate pain through muscle activation and decompression techniques.

  • Build strength to prevent re-injury

  • Increase function through increased strength and flexibility


SPINAL DECOMPRESSION


In some instances spinal decompression may be useful to alleviate Sciatica. This is typically in the scenario of a bulged or herniated disc. Chiropractors use specific decompression tables to facilitate a disc to heal and return to a more normal position relieving neurological complications caused by such an event.

There is no reason for somebody to live with the pain and limitations sciatica causes. Book an appointment with one of our chiropractors to gain a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

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