Can A Chiropractic Help With Sciatica
Can Chiropractic Treatment Help With The Symptoms Of Sciatica
What causes sciatic pain?
The sciatic nerve runs from your hip to your feet. If the sciatic nerve becomes irritated, inflamed or compressed, this can cause you to feel pain along the path of the nerve.
Sciatic pain can vary from moderate to severe and can be perceived as a tingling or sharp electric shock in the buttocks or down the leg. At its worst, Sciatica is extremely painful, distressing and life-limiting. People who seek help for their symptoms are often prescribed medication, to treat the pain and inflammation. However, an alternative treatment for the symptoms of sciatica is chiropractic care.
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is administered by a trained chiropractor who is a specialist in the nerves and spinal system. Chiropractic treatments include:
- Manipulation of the spine
- Heat and ice treatment
These treatments are used to increase mobility and to help manage and reduce pain. The ones which your chiropractor suggests for you will depend on the type and severity of your symptoms. Your chiropractor may also advise you on diet and lifestyle changes, to further help to improve and manage your symptoms.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care?
One of the main benefits of chiropractic care is that it is a drug-free approach. Pain relief with prescription medication, while sometimes necessary, will only mask the problem and often add additional issues such as medication side effects and possible addiction. Another benefit is that chiropractic care is a holistic approach, treating the whole person, with a package of care tailored to your individual needs.
How can chiropractic help with sciatic pain?
By manipulating the spine and alleviating the irritation to the sciatic nerve, pain can be reduced and better managed. Additionally, chiropractic treatment can help to realign your posture, to avoid further compression and irritation in the spine. Your chiropractor will teach you exercises and techniques you can use in your daily life, to help strengthen good posture and maintain optimum spine health and mobility. Self-awareness and the ability to help your body to heal itself is one of the most significant benefits of chiropractic care.
Why choose Chiropractic First?
Don’t suffer needlessly with your sciatic pain. Whether your symptoms are severe, or whether your symptoms are mild, and you want to avoid them becoming severe, Chiropractic First can help. Book a consultation with one of our chiropractors today, to experience the benefits for yourself and to find a package of care suited to your individual needs.