Sciatica Treatment and Back Pain Relief
Are you suffering from Sciatica? Our doctors provide sciatica treatment and lower back pain relief. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It begins in your lower back and branches off into your hip, buttock, leg, foot and toes on both the right and left side of your body.
Pressure on the sciatic nerve due to a herniated disc, bulging disc, bone spur or spinal stenosis causes pain. The pain typically occurs only on one side of your body, and is often worsened by sitting, standing, walking, and bending your back forward or backward. Sciatica symptoms can be affected by coughing, sneezing, laughing or straining. Usually, a herniated or a bulging disc in your low back is to blame for your sciatica symptoms.
In addition to pain, patients report tingling, numbness or muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot. It is not uncommon for a patient to have pain in one area, and numbness in another area of the path of the sciatic nerve.
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Most Common Causes of Sciatica
The causes of sciatica vary greatly, and each patient experiences symptoms differently. Some patients feel pain into their buttocks, hamstring area, calf, foot or all the way down to their toes. These are the most common causes:
- Herniated Disc
- disc material is no longer intact causing physical and chemical irritation to nearby structures
- Bulging Disc
- disc material is still intact, but the disc is bulging and irritating nearby structures
- Bone Spurs
- extra bone is deposited naturally by your body in an attempt to stabilize your spine
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- narrowing of the spinal canal in your low back
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- breakdown of disc material, worsens over time and is designated by different phases
- a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over another vertebra
- your center of gravity shifts day-to-day during the different stages of pregnancy
- Muscle Spasms
- muscles of your back or buttocks can spasm due to stress
NUCCA Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica
NUCCA Chiropractic care is the most effective and safest form of sciatica treatment and severe lower back pain relief. When patients are having a sciatica episode, they report feeling a sharp, shooting pain in their lower back, as well as a dull ache that feels numb or tingly into their leg, foot or toes. Patients also describe this nerve pain as “pins and needles.” In extreme cases, patients lose bowel and/or bladder control.
When we first meet patients, they are oftentimes taking over-the-counter or prescription painkillers and muscle relaxants. This is not a long-term solution as medications don’t cure a biomechanical problem. Additionally, patients share that they have used iced, heat, massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy and even Epsom salt baths to help relieve their symptoms. Unfortunately, they still have their symptoms. Their quality of life continues to suffer and much time and energy is spent on managing their pain and symptoms. Our doctors have advanced training and provide back pain relief to many sciatica nerve pain sufferers. Patients don’t just get pain relief, but also benefit from successful long-term outcomes.
Non-Surgical Solutions for Sciatica
Sciatica and lower back pain patients benefit from non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, as it helps stabilize your spine while treating your spinal discs. This treatment slowly relaxes and stretches your lower back by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases. Our computerized system is constantly checking and detecting muscle spasms in your body. During your session, downward forces of gravity are removed, creating a vacuum effect at the disc level. This vacuum effect promotes the diffusion of oxygen, water and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside to flow back into your discs.
Get Sciatica and Lower Back Pain Relief
The information you provide during your consultation helps us determine if you are a candidate for care in our office. You can expect to have improved movement, decreased pain, decreased tingling and numbness into your leg, increased muscle strength and a better quality of life. Rather than simply treating your symptoms, our experts provide a long-term strategy to not only get the relief that you seek right away, but also prevent future spinal decay.
Please bring radiograph and MRI images, as well as reports, from other providers to your appointment for our doctors to review. This is important, as it helps us put together all of the pieces of your health puzzle. We see many patients that have failed other treatments such as pain medications, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, massage and cortisone injections.
In our experience, patients can live with pain for a long time. The good news is that you don’t have to…you can get back to doing the things you love. Get back to gardening, running, cycling or simply having a nice outing with your family.
Want an expert on your health team? Call Us (619) 313-5403.