Chiropractic Care Can Help to Address Sciatic Nerve Pain
Sciatic nerve pain impacts every area of your life because it affects your mobility. Saint Cloud residents who are suffering from sciatica can turn to the professionals at East Lake Chiropractic & Medical Center to help them address the underlying cause of the sciatic nerve issues and find a treatment plan that offers relief.
What Causes Sciatica?
Sciatica is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the lower back into the legs. Many conditions can cause sciatic nerve pain. These include herniated discs, a misaligned spine, and other issues.
The symptoms of sciatica are usually limited to one side of the body. You will likely notice a sharp pain that shoots from the lower back or hip area down the back of the leg. It can go all the way down to the heel of the foot. The pain will usually be worse when you move the impacted leg and might be bad when you are lying down in bed.
It is sometimes hard to stand from a sitting position when you have sciatic nerve pain. You might feel like your leg is going to give out on you if you put pressure on it. While this is a condition that is common in pregnant woman because of the shifting of the body due to the expanding uterus, it can also happen to anyone, regardless of age or gender.
How is Sciatic Nerve Pain Treated?
Managing sciatic nerve pain usually requires a multifaceted approach. Chiropractic care is one facet of this. The chiropractor will use gentle motions and thrusts to try to relieve the pressure that is sitting on the sciatic nerve. This reduces the irritation and can help to reduce inflammation, both of which will offer you relief.
On top of the ongoing chiropractic adjustments, you may also be given a stretching and strengthening program to follow. This is done to help further stabilize the area so that you can enjoy continued relief and try to stave off another bout of the intense pain that comes with a sciatica episode.
Contact Us Today
Finding relief is a priority for people who have sciatica. Contact our team at East Lake Chiropractic & Medical Center to get started on your treatment plan for sciatic nerve pain. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can experience a significant reduction in your pain. Call us at (407) 957-9995 to schedule an appointment today!