Chiropractic Care for Sciatica Treatment
Sciatica pain and discomfort can be managed by treating the underlying cause of the symptoms, rather than just masking them. If you're seeking a holistic approach to sciatica treatment, including chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression, Willow Bend Chiropractic in Plano can help.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica refers to the pain, tingling, or numbness that shoots down one or both legs. It is a symptom of an underlying condition in the body. The pain can be felt from the back of the hip to the front of the thigh, and in severe cases, down to the foot. The cause of the symptoms is a pinched sciatic nerve due to injury, inflammation, or impingement. The symptoms of sciatica can vary in intensity depending on the severity of the source.
Causes of Sciatica
Sciatica symptoms can be constant or intermittent. The sciatic nerve has pressure on it, causing pain and weakness. The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back, through the hips, and down the legs. Some of the things that can cause these symptoms include:
- Slipped or herniated spinal discs
- Tight trigger point muscles
- Disc degeneration
- Pregnancy or high heels
- Poor posture
- Sedentary lifestyle
Chiropractic Techniques to Improve Sciatica
In addition to standard chiropractic adjustments, which can help increase the space between spinal vertebrae, chiropractors can use soft tissue therapy, medical massage, and stretching exercises to reduce tension in the body along the nerve route. Reducing inflammation and stiffness can help alleviate your sciatica symptoms. Chiropractic care is designed to address the source of the pain, not merely its symptoms. Best of all, chiropractic care does not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures to produce results.
Home Care for Sciatica
In addition to chiropractic care, you can also do some home stretching, work on improving your posture, use pain relievers as directed, and try hot/cold therapy to relieve your symptoms. Discuss with your chiropractor what home care options may be beneficial for you.
Contact Willow Bend Chiropractic in Plano, TX
Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate your sciatica symptoms and improve your quality of life. If you would like to explore how our chiropractic care, including laser therapy and spinal decompression, can help you live a more pain-free life, give Willow Bend Chiropractic a call at 972-608-4411 today. We will design a customized treatment plan designed to provide pain relief and support the healing process.