Many people suffer from sciatica, which can resolve independently with some rest and gentle stretching exercises. However, those who experience chronic nerve pain from sciatica may not find relief and it could lead to muscle weakness and long-term damage to the sciatic nerve. Our chiropractor at Woods Chiropractic in Norman, OK, can provide treatment to help alleviate your discomfort. Before contacting us for an appointment, learn more about sciatica below:
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is pain that occurs in the lower back, hips, buttocks, and leg that is caused when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched or damaged. When the nerve becomes pinched, the pain can occur anywhere along the nerve's path and often felt on one side through the entire length of the nerve. Sciatica pain can be mild or severe and sometimes feeling like an electrical shock traveling down the leg. In many cases, sciatica will resolve on its own, however, if it is not treated, it can cause permanent nerve damage and chronic pain.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica is not a condition, but is rather a symptom of sciatic nerve pain and damage. Symptoms associated with sciatica may include mild tingling, dull ache, or burning sensation that begins in the lower back or buttocks and runs through the hip and down the leg. In addition, some patients experience numbness or weakness and claim their foot gets caught when walking due to sciatica. Typically, symptoms occur on one side of the body, but in rare cases, symptoms can appear on both sides.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Sciatica?
Our chiropractor uses spinal manipulation and other manual therapies to help relieve and treat sciatic nerve pain. Chiropractic care is a holistic method and can relieve back pain from sciatica with natural and non-invasive techniques. We can diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan that can help you manage the discomfort and improve your health.
Chiropractic care treatment options include spinal adjustments, massage, physical therapy, stretching exercises, cold laser therapy, and electric stimulation. In addition, our chiropractor may use a combination of these therapies to help with healing.
Contact us About Treatment for Sciatica Today
To learn more about the treatments that we offer for sciatica, Woods Chiropractic in Norman, OK, at (405) 360-8000. We would be happy to provide you with more information and help you schedule an appointment. Our team is here for all your chiropractic care needs!