Prevention is the key, but relief is possible for those who suffer from a pinched nerve in the buttocks hip area known as sciatica. Sciatica can cause severe chronic pain in the lower regions of the body, and if left untreated, has the potential to cause permanent damage to nerves in lower extremities. While sciatica is not a medical diagnosis, it is a symptom of another medical condition. It often causes leg pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness, and these symptoms may travel to the lower back and buttocks.
These symptoms often grow more severe with time and flare up regardless of activity level. Sciatica pain is often incapacitating – chiropractic care is a fantastic way to relieve chronic pain and prevent further damage caused by sciatica.
Sciatica is caused by an irritated sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the entire body, which, in our modern society is the most susceptible to irritation and injury due to a rising sedentary lifestyle. An excellent option for sciatic treatment may include chiropractic massage therapy. By focusing treatment directly on the sciatic nerve, pain and irritation can be greatly reduced, and the long-term effects may be reduced making life bearable for those that suffer with this pain.
Chiropractors regularly treat sciatica and offer a drug-free, alternative method to healthcare medications common used to suppress the pain. While medications may be necessary in some cases of sciatica, chiropractic care can help in a wide range of sciatica symptoms. Whether you have minor aching pain or severe irritation, chiropractic treatments are an excellent option.
There are many different chiropractic treatments for sciatica. Ice and cold therapy offered through icepacks or our recommended BioFreeze products can help reduce inflammation associated with sciatica. A chiropractor can also send heat directly into the nerve, helping with circulation and spasm reduction.
A primary technique that chiropractors use to treat pain is spinal manipulation, which chiropractors are most widely known for, and usually involves the patient laying face down on an adjustment table. Spinal manipulation can correct any out of place vertebrae and can greatly reduce nerve irritation and inflammation. This technique is a very safe and effective way to treat the symptoms associated with sciatic nerve irritation.
If you or someone you know is suffering from sciatica, talk to them about seeking chiropractic care. Untreated sciatica can develop into incredibly debilitating pain and irritation, disrupting even the most routine of activities.
Dr. Hamilton can easily treat the severest symptoms associated with sciatica, and is an expert in spinal manipulation. By utilizing the latest chiropractic techniques, Dr. Hamilton can put your pain and irritation to rest.
Consider chiropractic care if you are suffering from sciatica – proper treatment can also prevent further symptoms and nerve damage from occurring. Let the professionals at Active Health Chiropractic PLLC give you the best treatment available.