How Chiropractic Treatment Helps Sciatica

Sciatica is a painful condition caused by the inflammation of your sciatic nerve. Whether you have suffered an injury to the base of your spine, or you have a bulging disc that is pressing on the nerve, sciatica can cause you significant pain. The symptoms can be mild, but get progressively worse if the underlying cause of your sciatica is not addressed. 

Man with sciatica pain needs chiropractic care in San Diego.

The Symptoms Associated with Sciatica

Sciatica can cause pain in the low back, which can travel down the back of legs all the way into the feet. The pain can be felt in the buttocks and often feels more intense when sitting down. You will usually feel the pain going down one leg, but sometimes it can occur in both at the same time. The pain is described as burning or tingling and can lead to weakness.

The Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica occurs when your sciatic nerve becomes pinched. This can happen after an injury where you hurt a disc, or can be caused by arthritis that has developed. When your sciatic nerve is compromised, it will become irritated. The symptoms can be mild, or intermittent, or they can be severe. It depends on where the nerve is pinched and how severely it is injured.

A chiropractor can help your sciatica in Mission Valley in a number of ways. By treating each individual as a whole person and not just a set of symptoms, chiropractic treatment works to identify the root cause of the problem. With gentle spinal adjustments, massage, hot and cold therapies and more, chiropractic care helps reduce the pain and inflammation caused by sciatica. Gentle spinal manipulations help reduce the strain on your sciatic nerve. Over time, regular adjustments will train your spine to remain in solid alignment. As the pressure comes off of your sciatic nerve, the pain that you feel will be reduced. Eventually, your sciatic nerve will no longer be inflamed and the pain you feel will diminish.

Contact Our Local Chiropractor to Treat Sciatica Today

When you need chiropractic treatment in Mission Valley because you are suffering from sciatica, it's time to contact Roeder Chiropractic Wellness Center at 619-291-8111 and begin your journey to wellness. If you live in San Diego and you are trying to manage the pain of sciatica, it's time to give our office a call.

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