Sciatica is the term given to pain stemming from irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body and runs from the lower back to the buttocks and down the legs. It ends just below the knee. This nerve controls different muscles in the lower legs. While sciatica is often associated with lower back pain, it’s not just limited to the lumbar area. Pain may radiate to the legs and arms. Other symptoms of sciatica include numbness in the leg and tingling sensation in the feet and toes. Sciatica is a common symptom of several different medical conditions.
Conditions include herniated disc, lumbar spinal stenosis, tumors, spondylolisthesis and injury in the spine.
When a herniated disc occurs, it puts pressure on the sciatic nerve. The other medical conditions often pinch or compress the root of the sciatic nerve. Those at risk for sciatica include people in their 30s and 40s with deterioration of discs, jobs that require heavy lifting and a sedentary lifestyle.
Effective Chiropractic Care for Sciatica in Lithonia
Chiropractic care for sciatica is effective! During chiropractic treatment, the spine is gently maneuvered by a chiropractor to alleviate pressure on the sciatica nerve. This helps relieve the pain caused by the sciatic nerve. Physiotherapy is a great complement to chiropractic care for the treatment of sciatica. Physiotherapy may include ultrasound, therapeutic exercises, electrical muscle stimulation, cryotherapy or mechanical traction. Our Lithonia chiropractor, Dr. Smith, at the Full Rejuvenation Center addresses your healing needs of sciatica from multiple directions to help you feel better faster and uses chiropractic treatment and physiotherapy treatment together.
If you’re suffering in pain due to sciatica, call today and schedule an appointment, our office serves Lithonia and the surrounding communities of Snapfinger, Redan, Lakeview Estates and Coyers, GA. Your journey to wellness begins at the Full Rejuvenation Center!
Are you suffering from sciatica? Let us know what you think the cause is and whether or not you’ve tried chiropractic care for relief.