Let Us Treat Your Sciatica
Sciatica means pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. It is one of those chronic back pain conditions that interfere with the quality of life. Our chiropractor in London, ON, at Corrective Chiropractic does not want this to happen to you, so he's prepared to use chiropractic care techniques and therapies to eliminate sciatic nerve pain symptoms.
Common Causes of Sciatica
The body has two sciatic nerves that branches off the lower back. They extend to the left and right side hips, buttocks, legs, and feet. Sometimes, a spinal joint or bone presses on or irritates these nerves and causes pain. But in most cases, pain results from a lumbar herniated disc. Disc herniation is due to an injury, trauma, and degenerative disc disease (DDD). Other sciatica causes or risk factors include:
- Prolonged sitting and poor work ergonomic
- Poor posture when lifting heavy objects
- Stress on the spine from obesity or pregnancy
- Piriformis syndrome (nerve irritation by a buttock muscle)
- Degenerative conditions, like lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis
Common Sciatica Symptoms
Dull, sharp-shooting, or burning low back pain is a primary symptom. Some patients complain of an electric shock sensation. The pain may travel along the path of the nerve to the hips, buttocks, back of the thigh, and calf. In most cases, only one nerve is affected. Other symptoms include:
- Unable to bend or walk without pain
- Loss of leg function (severe cases)
- Pain that improves or intensifies in certain positions
- Prolonged sitting, standing, or lying down may aggravate the pain
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the lower extremities
While pharmaceutical drug treatment help ease the pain, our chiropractor can set up a sciatica pain management plan for long-term relief.
Sciatica Pain Management with Chiropractic Care
Treatment by our chiropractor in London, ON, involves the use of drug-free chiropractic care techniques and therapies that target the root cause of the symptoms. A physical exam, x-ray, MRI, CT scan, and nerve tests are all diagnostic tools that help us to confirm sciatica. Based on the test results, we may recommend spinal decompression therapy (DTS) to help the herniated disc return to its normal position between the vertebrae and heal. We can also adjust the spine by manipulating the joints, bones, and soft tissue into proper alignment. Restoring the spinal structures moves them away from the nerve and eliminates back pain, leg pain, and other symptoms. For faster, long-lasting relief, we may encourage you to do special exercises, manage your diet, and practice proper posture.
Request an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in London, ON
Corrective Chiropractic welcomes patients living in London, ON, and surrounding cities. We can help you enjoy pain-free days with a sciatica pain management and wellness plan that works for you. Call 519-474-6808 to schedule an appointment today.