Sciatica can be a debilitating condition that causes severe lower back pain and limited mobility. At East Lake Chiropractic and Medical Center in St. Cloud, FL, we provide various treatments to alleviate your discomfort and help you heal fully. Continue reading to learn more about sciatica and why treatment is important!


Understanding Sciatica

Sciatica occurs when your sciatic nerve becomes irritated or compressed. If you have a condition like arthritis or a herniated disc, your chances of developing sciatica significantly increase. 

Why would those conditions make you more susceptible to sciatica? The reason is rooted in the potential ways those conditions can affect the sciatic nerve. A herniated disc that forms in the wrong spot can press on your sciatic nerve and cause irritation. Meanwhile, bone spurs due to arthritis can also damage your sciatic nerve.

Lower back pain is the most recognizable symptom of sciatica. However, this pain can radiate to the legs, hips, and buttocks. Not only that, but you may also experience numbness, weakness, and tingling sensations. While sciatica often affects one side of the body, it can also impact both. It’s important to seek professional care as soon as you notice these symptoms to prevent further complications.

Chiropractic Care for Sciatica

Chiropractic adjustments are the most effective treatments for sciatica. They help address the root cause of the condition rather than masking the symptoms to provide lasting relief. Our chiropractors can perform adjustments to correct any misalignments and take pressure off of the sciatic nerve.

We may also recommend spinal decompression, which gently stretches the spine and helps discs return to their proper place. Spinal decompression and chiropractic adjustments can also be paired with therapeutic exercises. Our chiropractors will teach you the exercises in the office and then you can perform them at home to strengthen your back muscles and prevent further injury.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today

If you are experiencing any symptoms of sciatica, our team at East Lake Chiropractic and Medical Center in St. Cloud, FL, is happy to help. After an evaluation, we will develop a personalized treatment for your specific needs. To learn about our treatments or to schedule an appointment, call us at (407) 957-9995. When you need a chiropractor near me, we are ready to assist!

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