Sciatica is a painful condition that can make simple tasks challenging and limit your mobility. At Salina Chiropractic in Salina, KS, we provide various treatments to relieve your discomfort and improve your quality of life. Before visiting us, learn more about sciatica and why treatment is important below:
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or irritated. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, which originates in the lower back and travels down each buttock and leg. Sciatica is often caused by a pinched nerve from a herniated disc or slipped disc. Along with that, degenerative disc disease and spinal misalignment can also lead to the condition. You may also have injured or tight muscles that can put pressure on the sciatic nerve or poor posture, which can trigger sciatica.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica can cause a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:
- Lower back pain
- Foot pain
- Hip pain
- Numbness or tingling in legs or buttocks
- Weakness or difficulty when standing
- Persistent pain or pain that comes and goes
Treatment for Sciatica
Our chiropractor can provide the necessary sciatica treatment that you may need. We focus on treating the underlying cause of sciatica rather than just masking the symptoms. Our chiropractor will perform an evaluation in order to determine what is causing your pain. Some treatments we use to provide relief from sciatica include:
Spinal adjustments are often the first treatment for sciatica. Since spinal misalignment can cause sciatica, correcting the misalignments can alleviate pain. Not only that, but the treatments can also reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and improve your range of motion.
Spinal decompression is another technique we utilize for sciatica. A specially designed table is used to create negative pressure within the spine, which can correct bulging discs or herniated discs. The treatment also allows nutrients and blood to flow into the spine.
Therapeutic exercises can be beneficial in helping you heal as well. The exercises are designed to strengthen weak areas of the body, help you maintain proper alignment, and increase your range of motion.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing symptoms of sciatica, let our team at Salina Chiropractic in Salina, KS, help. After an assessment, we can create a personalized treatment that will reduce your ache and help you return to your normal routine. To schedule your first appointment, contact us at (785) 823-1060 today!