Chiropractic Care for Sciatic Nerve Pain
Every former patient of sciatic nerve pain knows how painful the condition can be. From shooting pains down the lower back to the legs to a sudden inability to stand or walk, sciatica is a frustrating condition that can last for weeks or months. At Harmonious Living Chiropractic, our chiropractor has years of experience relieving the sciatic nerve pain of patients of Laurel, Maryland, and the surrounding communities.
What Sciatica Involves
The sciatic nerve is the main conduit of signal relays from the spine to the legs. It is measurably the longest single nerve line in the body, and it stretches from the lower back to the toes. The most common problems that trigger sciatica include poor posture, weight gain, long periods of driving, and impact to the spine. Sciatic nerve pain is typically set off by a pinched nerve, a herniated disc, a trigger point, or soft tissue swelling that puts pressure on the nerve. Relaxing doesn’t seem to help. Many patients have complained that sitting down makes the pain worse.
Trying Chiropractic Care Versus Chemicals
Our chiropractor’s goal when addressing sciatic nerve pain is to take the pressure off of the sciatic nerve. Instead of using pharmaceuticals, our chiropractic care involves natural, gentle treatment that enhances the body’s natural healing process. The first step of sciatica treatment is a proper diagnosis. The evaluation includes the use of ultrasound and similar imaging equipment to see what is causing your sciatic nerve pain.
Treatment may involve chiropractic massage and guided exercises as well as muscular manipulation to relieve cramping. Treatment may also involve heat therapy to reduce swelling and to promote blood flow to the afflicted area. Spinal decompression is also an option to help gently stretch the spine and relieve spinal pressure on the sciatic nerve. Lifestyle changes may be advised and planned for the patient to help reduce some of the underlying causes leading to sciatic nerve pain such as weight issues or chronic bad posture.
Sciatica Chiropractor in Laurel, Maryland
Sciatica is an incredibly painful condition, and chiropractic care is the most effective way of addressing sciatic nerve pain. During your first appointment, our chiropractor will evaluate your musculoskeletal system and identify the correct combination of treatments for you. For more information on how we treat sciatic nerve pain or to schedule an appointment, call Harmonious Living Chiropractic at (240) 264-6372. You may also request an appointment online.