Sciatica is a common condition that will affect approximately 40% of people at some point during their lifetime. If you have pain due to sciatica, it is essential to seek treatment, as the pain can become chronic. At Hanley Chiropractic Healthcare Inc in Beavercreek, OH, our team offers treatment that can offer long-term relief and improve your quality of life. Learn more about the symptoms of sciatica below:
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated. The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back and run down each buttock and into the legs. Sciatica can be caused by spinal misalignment, injuries, bulging discs, or herniated discs.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Pain is the most common symptom of sciatica, however, the pain can vary in intensity or location. You may have pain in the lower back, legs, hips, or buttocks. The discomfort may come and go or it may be continent. Not only that, it can become more severe when you are standing or sitting for long periods of time or when you are moving. You may also experience weakness or numbness, which typically occurs in the legs, but can also happen in the buttocks and feet. If sciatica is not treated in time, it can lead to permanent nerve damage or incontinence.
Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica
Our chiropractor offers various treatments to provide relief from sciatica. We also focus on healing the cause of your pain rather than just managing or masking the symptoms. When you visit us, we begin by diagnosing the root cause of your sciatica and then we will create a treatment plan to address the discomfort. Some treatments we provide include:
Chiropractic adjustment is a fundamental part of chiropractic care and will probably be the first treatment that we recommend. We will use gentle pressure and thrusts to correct any misalignments. Proper alignment can relieve your sciatica pain, particularly if the ache is caused by misalignment. The adjustments can also help reduce inflammation, improve range of motion, and reduce the reduce the risk of injury.
Massage therapy can also be beneficial for sciatica treatment. This type of therapy relaxes tight muscles and reduces muscle tension. The technique can also help reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and alleviate pain. Massage therapy can help with maintaining proper alignment as well, which can prevent symptoms from returning.
If a bulging disc or herniated disc is causing your sciatica pain, spinal decompression can provide relief. During spinal decompression therapy, a specially designed table is used to create negative pressure within the spine, which allows the discs to return to their proper place and reduces your symptoms.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you have persistent pain due to sciatica, let our team at Chiropractic Healthcare Inc in Hanley Beavercreek, OH, help. We provide a wide range of treatments that can relieve your pain and allow you to return to your daily activities. To schedule your appointment, contact our office at (937) 426-4545 today!