According to the Mayo Clinic, sciatica is defined as “… pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg.” According to WebMD, “As many as 4 out of every 10 people will get sciatica, or irritation of the sciatic nerve, at some point in their life.” This is a lot of people suffering! So, what can we do for sciatica treatment?
All we know is pain. Sciatica can be very painful! Not every case of sciatica manifests in severe pain. Sometimes the pain (usually centered around one buttock and down the leg) can be mild with accompanying numbness, tingling or weakness. Any way you look at it, most people just want it gone! Chiropractic adjustments for sciatica have been very successful in reducing sciatic pain.
Sciatica itself is not a condition, just a manifestation of an underlying condition (like a herniated disk). The sciatic nerve does not like to be irritated or compressed. It is the largest single nerve in the body which branches out significantly throughout. It needs to remain functional. If you feel you are suffering from sciatica, contact us for a complete and accurate diagnosis. We will do a thorough exam to make sure we are diagnosing, and treating you, correctly.
Sciatica Treatment with Chiropractic Care
Relief from sciatica is just around the corner—at Café of Life Chiropractic in Longmont. Dr Jess knows sciatica well. She deals with clients suffering with it on nearly a daily basis. The treatments for sciatica vary. Our goal at Café of Life is to provide our clients with the best case scenario for non-surgical approaches to health. We are confident in our methods which address the whole person.
Chiropractic adjustments can relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve thereby relieving the associated pain. But along with spinal adjustments, our experienced Longmont chiropractor will likely recommend alternating hot and cold pack treatments and physical therapy exercises to do at home, and possibly ultra sound therapy.
If you are struggling with lower back pain, pain on one side that radiates down into your leg, call Café of Life Chiropractic today and get sciatica relief today.