Sciatica is a debilitating type of nerve pain that can run from the lower back into the big toe. It can be caused by compressed nerves, bulging and herniated discs, and tight muscles in the lower back and buttocks. Massage combined with chiropractic therapy can help with painful sciatic nerve symptoms.
Trigger Point Therapy
Pain from sciatica can be treated and lessened with trigger point therapy, which is also known as neuromuscular massage. It is a massage technique that involves places pressure on the sore spot in the muscle. Tight or sore spots in muscles can cause pain in other areas of the body. For instance, an excessively tight gluteal muscle could compress the sciatic nerve as it travels through the butt and down the hip. This would result in lower back and leg pain.
By releasing the tension in the gluteal muscles, the excess pressure on the nerve would be eliminated and pain reduced. This treatment is painful while it is being applied but often results in a dramatic reduction in pain.
Massage and Chiropractic Care
Neuromuscular massage can be combined with traditional massage and chiropractic care from our chiropractor to form a holistic treatment plan that will dramatically reduce your sciatica pain. Traditional massage therapy techniques reduce widespread muscle and soft tissue pain, help increase blood flow and oxygen to the muscles and promote the release of lactic acid, which causes muscle soreness after strenuous activities.
Chiropractic therapy relieves minor spinal misalignments, which can help alleviate nerve, ligament and soft tissue pain in the back. When all of these treatments are combined, your sciatica pain will be greatly reduced, and you will find that you need less pain medication to control your pain, and you will be able to lead a more active life. If you’re suffering from nerve pain, you owe it to yourself to look into the type of massage therapy and chiropractic care that can solve the problem, and get you the wellness you need in your life!
Would you try chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy for your nerve pain?