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Sciatica Nerve Pain Peterson Chiropractic
If you have suffered from shooting pain, throbbing discomfort, tingling or numbness in your lower back and legs, there’s a good chance you have sciatica. This nerve-related disease can range from mildly distressing to agonizing, depending on how long you have suffered it and how severe it is.
The good news is that there is help. You don’t need to suffer through sciatica pain forever. Instead, get the help of a qualified chiropractor. Here at Peterson Chiropractic, we are proud to offer a variety of natural treatment strategies that will not only reduce the symptoms of sciatica but help you find total health quickly and efficiently.
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is pain in the lower back and often the back of the legs. Typically it affects just one leg, although it may sometimes cause pain in both legs. While it often resolves itself within a few months, some people suffer from it long-term and are unable to find relief, even through over-the-counter medications … which they may rely on with increasing frequency. In addition to pain, it may cause symptoms such as:
- Tingling or “pins and needles”
- Burning sensation
- Muscle weakness
These symptoms may manifest in any part of the leg in either a radiating, sharp or dull fashion, and often cause pain in the buttocks, hips and feet as well as back and legs.
What Causes Sciatica?
Sciatica is the result of a compressed nerve, the sciatic nerve, to be exact. Although this nerve runs down the back of both legs, it is technically just one nerve because it joins in the lower back, at the base of the pelvis. Typically this occurs because a disc between vertebrae gets compressed, making it bulge and press into the nerve. Bone spurs can also press on the nerve, causing both pain and trouble moving the leg, foot or related areas of the body. No one needs to tell you that, if you’re suffering from such symptoms, you need help.
How Can Sciatica Be Treated by Chiropractors?
Bone spurs, bulging discs and other spinal abnormalities often arise as a result of problems in the spine. Whether you have a congenital condition such as scoliosis or cause compression of your spine due to sitting or a repetitive action, we would love to help you target the source of your pain and heal from it. Chiropractic care in the form of manual manipulations, spinal decompression, massage, physiotherapy and more can help your spine heal, relieving the condition that is pressing on the sciatic nerve, and therefore relieving your pain overall.
Get Chiropractic Help Today
If you’re looking for chiropractic help to soothe pain and discomfort from sciatica and help you live a more normal life as soon as possible, please get in touch with Peterson Chiropractic today. We would love to help you find pain relief through natural wellness techniques that increase mobility and better your life. Don’t hesitate to call [phone number] and we’ll answer any questions you might have or make an appointment today.