An Overview of Sciatica from Cleveland Chiropractic and Massage
One of the most common reasons as to why people decide to visit a chiropractor is to get any back or neck pain they may have, checked out. There are a lot of reasons why people may be suffering from back pain and these can range from overuse to bone fractures and more; however, one of the most common is actually called sciatica. Leading to severe lower back pain, those who suffer from sciatica are often left looking for answers. That is where our trained team from Cleveland Chiropractic and Massage is here to provide everyone in the Cleveland and Garner areas with high-quality medical care.
What is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is one of the largest, longest nerves in the body. It runs down the back and splits into each leg. Because the nerve is so long and large, there are numerous opportunities for it to be injured. When someone develops inflammation of the sciatic nerve, this is called sciatica. This inflammation can lead to a number of symptoms. Some people describe shooting pains that travel down one or both legs. Other people describe numbness or tingling. Some people say that their leg starts to feel weak. Regardless, when someone has sciatica, it is important to seek the care of a trained and experienced chiropractor.
How is Sciatica Treated?
If diagnosed with sciatica, there are a number of treatment options that are available. You may have been told to take a number of pills, or possibly even to head into the operating room; however, these solutions bring, along with then, side effects and other dangers. Although the pain may be severe, sciatica can most often be relieved through physical therapy, chiropractic care, and massage therapy. A chiropractor can look at the symptoms and devise an effective treatment that can involve multiple modalities. By adjusting and manipulating the vertebrae of the spine, a chiropractor is able to non-invasively increase the amount of room in between the vertebrae to increase the amount of space around the sciatic nerve, providing it with more room to operate. By alleviating the pressure in and around the sciatic nerve, many of the symptoms people complain about will start to disappear.
Trust the Team from Cleveland Chiropractic and Massage for Sciatica Treatment
It is critical for anyone who suffers from sciatica to make sure they seek care from a trained chiropractor. Our team from Cleveland Chiropractic and Massage is here to help everyone in the Cleveland and Garner areas with back pain, particularly those who suffer from low back pain and sciatica. Our chiropractic care treatment plans are made specifically with our individual patients in mind. We would be happy to do the same for you. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact us today to schedule an appointment with a member of our team.