Chiropractic Care for Sciatica at Core Chiropractic and Wellness
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body, running from the lower spine through the pelvis and down the backs of the legs. Compression or damage anywhere along this nerve can lead to troublesome symptoms that affect comfort in daily life. At Core Chiropractic and Wellness in Pella, we treat patients suffering from sciatica. Our chiropractor can diagnose the root cause of your sciatica and provide the necessary treatments to ensure optimal relief.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica symptoms can vary from mild to severe and occurs anywhere along the pathway of the nerve. Patients suffering from sciatica often experience a numb or tingling sensation in the legs. It can even feel like an electric shock upon movement or weakness in the legs. We usually see patients with sciatica experience shooting pain from the lower back to the outer thighs. Sciatica generally affects only one side of the body.
Causes of Sciatica
Sciatica is often caused by problems within the spinal structures themselves. For example, slipped disc, stenosis, or problems within the facet joint can compress the sciatic nerve. Osteoarthritis can lead to damage to tissues and compression of the nerve. Injury to the nerve from impact or an accident can also lead to sciatic nerve pain. Aging and obesity can also cause compression of the sciatic nerve, resulting in pain or numbness. Individuals with diabetes may experience sciatic nerve pain. Smoking can also cause sciatic nerve problems.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
Your chiropractor may decide to use a number of different techniques to treat your sciatica. Manual adjustment of the spine will help to relieve compression on discs in the lower back that can lead to sciatic nerve pain. Hands-on adjustments can help to alleviate discomfort. Stretching and strengthening exercises can also help to relieve muscle tension and restore the body’s range of motion. We also provide patients the active release technique. This technique works deep within the soft tissues to break up adhesive tissue that may be restricting your movements and causing you pain
Contact Us for Natural Pain Relief from Our Pella Chiropractor
Regardless of whatever is causing your sciatica, we will work with you to effectively relieve your symptoms and prevent them from reoccurring. Dr. Groenendyk and our professional staff at Core Chiropractic and Wellness are committed to helping their patients in and around the Pella area live healthy and pain-free lives. We treat many conditions, including back pain, neck pain, nerve pain, headaches, and other conditions. Contact Core Chiropractic and Wellness today at 641-204-0029 to learn about our chiropractic treatments and how they can help you.