Symptoms You May be Experiencing with Sciatica
If you’ve ever experienced agonizing pain all the way from your upper thighs to your feet, you have likely experienced sciatic nerve pain, also known as sciatica. The Mayo Clinic defines sciatica as, “pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica only affects one side of your body.”
Sciatica starts in the lower spine, and the pain may come and go. Unfortunately, when the pain does flare up, it’s incredibly painful! It usually flares up when a herniated disc, subluxation, bone spur, or spinal stenosis compress part of the sciatic nerve. This causes pain, inflammation, and even some numbness in the impacted leg.
If you are experiencing pain that starts in your lower spine and runs through your buttocks and down the back of your leg, you are likely experiencing sciatica. This pain varies from a dull ache, to sharp pain, and can even feel like a shock down your leg.
Numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness can also be unfortunate symptoms of sciatica. If you find yourself suffering with any of these symptoms, it’s time to contact your doctor of chiropractic.
How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Sciatica?
When you are suffering from sciatica, it’s natural to want a quick fix to the problem. Unfortunately, over the counter medications or prescriptions do not offer a solution. These medications may temporarily mask the pain of sciatica, but it will continue to come back until the cause of the pain is treated.
Sciatica is a common plight that doctors of chiropractic treat. Often, sciatica is caused by a misaligned vertebra in the spine. Dr. Dee is an expert at identifying these types of subluxations and correcting them in order to help her patients live happier and healthier lives.
Through chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Dee will try to realign the spine. This will help relieve pressure from the sciatic nerve. The good news? This often brings on quick pain relief and healing!
Chiropractic is based on the scientific principle that restricted spinal movement due to subluxations in the spine lead to pain and reduced performance overall throughout the body. Not only will chiropractic adjustments treat sciatica, they will help your body re-learn how to heal itself.
Chiropractic care specifically helps treat sciatica pain by:
- Relieving pressure from the sciatic nerve by realigning the spine
- Increasing nerve function throughout the body as the spine is realigned
- Treating sciatica pain at its source, not just masking the symptoms
Sciatic nerve pain is not something that should be covered up with medications or simply ignored. Contact our offices today to set up your consultation! Let us help you live your best, fullest, and pain free life.
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What are the Benefits of Chiropractic?
When the spine is misaligned, the nervous system’s ability to communicate is impaired. This leads to many ailments such as sciatic nerve pain, back pain, neck pain, headaches, seasonal allergies, low energy, and more.
By addressing these subluxations or misalignments, Dr. Dee will treat your sciatica pain at its source. Through adjustments, your spine can become realigned, and your sciatic nerve pain can become a thing of the past.
Over the counter medications and prescription pain medications do not treat the source of sciatic nerve pain. They simply mask the symptoms of it. By ignoring the source of the pain, it will just continue to come back time and time again. Through chiropractic care for sciatica, the pain can be gone once and for all! In fact, according to the Annals of Internal Medicine, recent studies prove that chiropractic adjustments, along with exercise, treat pain more effectively than medication.
Chiropractic care’s benefits extend far beyond pain relief. According to the Palmer College of Chiropractic, a chiropractor’s training to focus on a patient’s over health, including exercise, nutrition, sleep, environment, and heredity, allows them to treat the patient as a whole.
Other benefits of chiropractic care include:
- Increased energy
- Improved focus
- Better posture
- Improved mood
- Stress relief
- Boosted immune system
- Better sleep
- Increased athletic performance
A broad range of techniques will be used by Dr. Dee and her staff to locate and correct the subluxation(s) causing your sciatic nerve pain. Rest assured that none of these methods involve drugs or surgery! The focus of chiropractic is restoring proper function to the body so it can do what it is designed to do — heal itself!
Healing Hands Chiropractic Can Treat Your Sciatica Pain
Healing Hands Chiropractic, located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, strives to help patients focus on their health in order to naturally help the body resist disease. Dr. Dee doesn’t want to see her patients continuously having to treat symptoms of disease — she wants to treat the disease itself!
Healing Hands Chiropractic’s top priority is to provide patients with specialized chiropractic care to help them live healthier and happier lives. We provide care for patients of all ages, from birth and beyond. Chiropractic care has so many benefits for men, women, and children of all ages.
Whether you’re suffering from sciatica, poor sleep, bad posture, seasonal allergies, headaches, back pain, colic, reflux, or want improved energy and focus, without the nasty side effects of OTC or prescription medications, we can help you! Do not accept these ailments as a normal part of life. They shouldn’t be!
Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Dee and her amazing staff. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you along in your journey for a healthier life!