If you struggle with burning discomfort, tingling, or radiating lower back pain, it could be because of sciatica. At Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab in our highly skilled team offer holistic pain-relieving treatments for sciatica to ease discomfort and enhance your body’s natural ability to heal. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
What is sciatica?
Sciatica is an often-painful condition that causes radiating discomfort down the path of your sciatic nerve, branching from your lower back through your buttocks and down each leg. It may affect just one side of your body and result from a bone spur or a herniated disc. The experts at Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab relieve sciatica pain using natural methods.
What are the symptoms of sciatica?
Sciatica can cause the following symptoms:
- Radiating lower back pain
- Buttock or leg pain
- Muscle spasms
- Sharp or excruciating discomfort
- Burning pain
- Mild ache
- Electric jolt-like sensations
- Pain when coughing or sneezing
- Muscle weakness
Loss of bladder or bowel function may also develop because of untreated sciatica.
What are the risk factors for sciatica?
While anyone can experience sciatica, things that increase your risk of sciatica discomfort include:
- Pinched nerves
- Herniated discs
- Bone spurs
- Older age
- Prolonged sitting
- Physically demanding jobs
- Heavy lifting
Any time you lift something heavy or twist or turn your body in an unnatural way, your risk of sciatica increases.
To reduce the chance of developing sciatica pain, exercise regularly, eat nutritious foods, maintain ideal body weight, and use good posture when sitting and standing. Use proper techniques any time you lift something heavy.
How does my provider diagnose sciatica?
Your Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab specialist reviews your medical history, lifestyle habits, and symptoms to determine if you have sciatica. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may order nerve tests, X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan.
How is sciatica treated?
Holistic sciatica treatments include:
Things you can do at home to alleviate sciatica discomfort include rest, ice or heat packs, stretching, and physical therapy exercises.
The Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab team offers chiropractic adjustments to reduce nerve pressure and sciatica pain. They manually manipulate your spine and surrounding tissues to ease ongoing discomfort.
Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab also offers pain-relieving massage therapy to reduce muscle tension and nerve pain.
To find out if you have sciatica and relieve pain using natural methods, call the Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab office or schedule an appointment online today.