Chiropractic for Sciatica

Chiropractic care is a great way to help reduce the symptoms of sciatica. Sciatica is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. The largest nerve in our body, the sciatic nerve runs from your hips to your feet. When this nerve is stretched or compressed it can cause pain, tingling and numbness that radiates down into the legs and buttocks. This pain may also be accompanied by weakness of muscles in lower extremities as well as bowel and bladder problems. The most common causes of sciatica are herniated discs or degenerative disc disease with spinal abnormalities such as stenosis or displacement of the vertebrae.

Common causes of sciatica include:

 

Pinched nerves

Disc herniation

Infections

Obesity

Repetitive motions

Pregnancy

Spinal Stenosis

Slipped or ruptured discs

Spondylolisthesis

Tumors

Trauma

 

Chiropractors can help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve by realigning the spine and improving mobility. This can help to reduce inflammation and ease the pain associated with sciatica. Chiropractors may also provide stretches and exercises that can help to further relieve pressure on the nerves and improve nerve function. In some cases, chiropractic care may also help to correct the underlying cause of the sciatica.

If chiropractic care isn't enough to help you find relief, your chiropractor can work with you to create a plan that will help reduce the pressure on the nerve so that it is able to heal. There are many different chiropractic techniques including spinal decompression therapy. This is a non-surgical chiropractic technique that separates the spine into specific sections and reduces the forces that compress the sciatic nerve against the vertebrae.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of sciatica, it is important to see a chiropractor for an evaluation. Chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for this condition and can help you get back to your everyday activities. You can trust the spinal experts at Alms Clinical Associates to help you conquer sciatica and the associated pain and numbness. Call today for an assessment!