Chiropractic Care For Sciatica
Chiropractic care can be helpful for a condition such as sciatica. But what is sciatica?
Sciatica is defined as pain that travels along the path of the sciatic nerve or pain that goes down or shoots down the leg(s).
An Illustration Of The Sciatica Nerve
How Does Chiropractic Help?
There are other conditions, such as a lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the low back) that can cause pain down the leg(s). A knowledgeable chiropractor can find the correct diagnosis typically with simple and pain-free tests, like orthopedic tests.
Once a correct diagnosis has been found by the chiropractor, then he can treat the problem (sciatica) correctly. This is an important step in treating sciatica, because many doctors confuse sciatica with other musculoskeletal disorders and treatments are different for different disorders.
Typical Treatments For Sciatica In A Chiropractic Office
- Sciatica targeted stretches, like a periformis stretch
- Soft tissue work, like a periformis release with an instrument or by hands
- Balance the sacrum and pelvis alignment with chiropractic adjustments
- Supplementation to reduce inflammation around the sciatica nerve.
Importance of Seeing A Chiropractor As Soon As Possible With Sciatica Symptoms
Sciatica can start out as a slight annoyance, with slight pain, tingling or numbness going down the leg. Though, if left untreated, sciatica can become debilitating, with pain being so severe, that it is hard to get up standing and hard to walk. This is why it’s important to see a knowledgeable sciatica chiropractor as soon as possible once symptoms start. The earlier the sciatica symptoms , typically the better and faster results with chiropractic care.
What To Do Next?
Doctor Dickson, a chiropractor in the Sacramento region- Gold River has helped many patients with sciatica and other back problems. Sciatica is one of the most common symptoms patients come into the office with.
If you are experiencing sciatica type pain, then we can most likely help you. The only way we can surely know that we can help you is for you to schedule an initial exam with the doctor. The best way to schedule is by scheduling with our online calendar by going here to our online calendar or by calling our office at 916-778-6523. You can also call the office if you have any questions about our treatments in our office.