Sciatica is a pain that radiates down the back of the leg and can be caused by various issues. The term "sciatic nerve" refers to the sciatic nerve root, which runs from your spine and goes through each buttock down into your leg.
Sciatica develops when pressure is put on this nerve, causing pain in one or both legs. This pressure may be due to an issue with the hip, pelvis, or lower spinal column — any place where nerves branch off from the central part of the spinal cord.
There are many possible causes of sciatica:
Chiropractors are experts at adjusting the spine and correcting biomechanical imbalances that cause muscle strain. They do this by manually applying pressure to specific spinal points or joints, effectively changing the way your body moves. Muscle tension from contraction is released when a chiropractor adjusts or manipulates the spine, allowing restful sleep.
If back pain is not caused by injury, herniation, or other cause of known damage, chiropractors are trained to assess for possible muscle spasms and nerve irritation that may be the root of the problem. Germantown Chiropractic experts can offer a wide variety of treatments, including stretches and massage therapy, to help unkink the tightness in muscles.
A chiropractor has the knowledge, training, and skill to interpret your symptoms. The chiropractor will determine what's causing your sciatic pain and help you find effective treatments. Chiropractic treatment for back pain helps reduce pressure in the nerve pathways of the spine that are contributing to sciatic pain. Spinal adjustments can also relieve tension on other nerves associated with low back pain as well as sciatica-related leg pain.
Chiropractors at Yentz Family Chiropractic don't just treat symptoms. They peer below the surface to find the actual cause of your pain and then fix it. For example, a slipped or herniated disc in your lower back often causes sciatic nerve irritation, which can lead to numbness, tingling, and sciatica. But because a disc is a soft tissue, it can slip out of place again with things like impact sports, heavy lifting, and pregnancy. And when it's misaligned, the stress on your spinal cord can lead to a variety of health problems.
Yentz Family Chiropractic provides long-term relief by attempting to root out the cause of pain rather than just masking it.