Sciatica occurs when a herniated or slipped disc in the lumbar spine compresses the sciatic nerve. This compression can trigger a radiating pain sensation along the length of the nerve. The sciatic nerve is one of the longest in the body, stretching from the lower back through the buttocks and down the leg.
Common symptoms of sciatic pain include:
Throbbing, numbing, burning or radiating pain sensation from the lower back through the buttocks and down the legs. However, sciatic pain can be slightly different for every patient.
It is important to understand that sciatic itself is not an “illness” but that it is a symptom of a bigger health problem affecting the lower back and sciatic nerve. While many cases of sciatica are due to a herniated or slipped disc, sciatica can also be caused by degenerative disc disease, a repetitive motion injury, arthritis, age-related wear and tear on the body, sports injuries and car accidents.
Chiropractic Care Relieves Sciatica Symptoms & Manages Pain
Chiropractic care relieves sciatica symptoms by targeting the root cause for your pain: the underlying spinal misalignment. As long as the spine is out of alignment, the misalignment will continue to place pressure on the sciatic nerve – triggering the radiating pain sensation along the length of the nerve. The first step for effective sciatic treatment is to identify the root trigger for a patient’s pain. Our chiropractor uses a diagnostic exam and X-rays to identify the underlying spinal misalignment. Next, we create a comprehensive treatment program that is fully customized to your unique pain management needs.
Our Doctors understands that every patient experiences pain differently. That’s why our Reading chiropractor creates customized treatment plans that combine chiropractic adjustments with complementary therapies, including massage therapy, manual medicine and physiotherapy exercises, for maximum pain relief. By targeting the root cause for your pain, we are able to reduce nerve compression and bring correct alignment back to the lumbar spine. This not only relieves sciatica pain, but also improves all aspects of our patients’ well-being. Our goal is to enhance your health from the inside out!
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