Sciatica is a very painful and persistent condition. It is known as the pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs. Sciatica can occur suddenly or develop overtime. Sciatica pain worsens when you sneeze or cough, and symptoms include burning, numbness and tingling sensations.
Chiropractic care is one of the popular and successful treatment options for sciatica. The chiropractor’s main goal is to improve the body’s potential to heal itself.
Common Causes of Sciatica
Sciatica is caused by sciatic nerve compressions. Common issues that cause sciatic nerve pain include lumbar spine subluxations, herniated or bulging discs, pregnancy and childbirth, tumors, and disorders such as diabetes, constipation, etc.
Another common cause of sciatica is piriformis syndrome. This is the pinching of the sciatic nerve which causes inflammation and pain.
Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica
During your initial consultation, your chiropractor will conduct tests such as X-Rays, CT scans, an MRI, or even a nerve conduction test to determine the cause of your sciatica pain. Once the cause of the pain is determined, your chiropractor will use different therapy options to treat sciatica.
Some of the therapies include:
- Ice/cold therapy: Cold therapy helps to reduce inflammation and controls the pain associated with sciatica. You can practice cold therapy at home for more relief of your sciatica symptoms.
- Adjustments (spinal manipulation): Spinal adjustments also pay an important role in the treatment of sciatica. Spinal adjustments help to free restricted movements of the spine. They can also help to restore misaligned vertebrae and reduce nerve irritability. This in turn reduces pain and numbness in the legs, helping you move freely.
Chiropractic Services by Integrated Medical Care IMC
If you have been suffering from sciatica pain, Integrated Medical Care (IMC) is here to help you live a pain free life by taking control of your health with the assistance of a chiropractor. We have been successful in achieving maximum results through the use of traditional and modern chiropractic treatment and care. Our expert chiropractic care specialists will ensure that you become pain free, and live a healthy life.
Our service areas in Rockland County include New City, Pomona, Spring Valley and Valley Cottage.
To schedule a consultation with our chiropractic care specialist, call 845-535-9884.