Taking a Multi-Tiered Approach to Your Sciatica Pain

Written By ChiroConcepts of McKinney on July 27, 2018

When you tell people you’re suffering from sciatica, do they often dismiss you, saying it’ll ease off over time? 

Even though this is the case for many, for some, sciatica can be a debilitating condition that lasts months, perhaps even years. 

This leaves you missing out on certain physical activities while feeling in constant discomfort. 

Thankfully, there is an effective treatment available – chiropractic care. 

Sciatica Pain and How It Presents Itself 

As the sciatic nerve runs to your toe ends from the back of your pelvis, this makes it the body’s longest nerve. 

And that’s why sciatica pain can present itself in your buttocks, legs, toes, feet, or all of the above. 

When sciatica is in its early stages, it can be mistaken for pins and needles as it often evokes a similar feeling to this, causing a tingling sensation that feels as though your circulation has been cut off. 

However, shooting or stabbing pains are also common, often getting worse when you move in a certain way, or when you cough or sneeze. You may also notice that these areas feel numb.

What causes sciatica?

There are a number of things that may trigger your sciatica, including muscle spasms, pregnancy, and degenerative disc disease. However, it’s ultimately caused when there’s irritation in your spine or lower lumbar. 

How Can Chiropractic Combat Your Sciatica Pain? 

In the majority of cases, sciatica is treated with spinal decompression, a revered technique that’s been used by many health care professionals, including chiropractors, for many years. It works to relieve any pressure that’s currently being placed on your nerves while also encouraging your body to heal naturally. 

This involves lying on a table that’s designed specifically for this technique. With various moving parts to the table, this creates relaxation and traction which is key to easing pressure and your sciatica. 

You can expect each of these tailored sessions to last around 45 minutes, and throughout the entire process, you shouldn’t feel any pain. Some patients will only feel as though their spine has been stretched. 

To fully combat your sciatica, you will need to visit your chiropractor for a certain number of these treatments over the course of several weeks. 

However, even after your very first treatment, you should feel its positive effects. And to further aid your recovery, other manual adjustments and massage techniques may complement the treatment, as will at-home exercises and lifestyle changes that your chiropractor recommends. 

Say goodbye to sciatica for good with our specialist treatment plan at ChiroConcepts of McKinney. Simply call 972-369-1471.

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