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Drug-Free Sciatica Pain Treatment
If you suffer from a radiating pain sensation that travels from your lower back down through the buttocks and leg, you may have a pain condition known as sciatica. Sciatica is typically caused by a mechanical misalignment of the spine. When a herniated disc or slipped disc places pressure on the sciatic nerve, this compression can trigger a radiating pain sensation along the length of the nerve. As long as the disc continues to compress the lumbar spine, you will continue to experience pain. Chiropractic care is a drug-free, sciatic pain treatment that can help restore proper alignment to the spine, alleviating sciatic nerve compression and relieving your pain. Some drug free sciatica treatment options include physical therapy.
Sciatica is one of the most common causes for back pain in adults aged 30 to 50. The first step for long-term sciatica pain relief is to determine the underlying cause for your pain. In most cases, the cause for this pain is structural, such as a herniated disc or slipped disc. In rare cases a tumor along the spine may be causing your pain. If this is the case, you will need additional treatment beyond what our Atlanta chiropractor can provide. However, if the cause for your pain is structural, then chiropractic treatment for sciatica pain relief is an effective option.
During your diagnostic appointment, our chiropractor will identify the precise location for any spinal misalignments that may be triggering your sciatica pain. Once these locations have been determined, he will create a custom sciatica pain treatment program. Chiropractic adjustments are designed to relieve sciatica pain by alleviating sciatic nerve compression. Once correct alignment is restored to the spine, the sciatic nerve will no longer be compressed and you will not experience the same radiating or numbing pain sensations.
Irritation of the sciatica nerve can result in a number of different pain symptoms, including a burning, numbing or radiating pain sensation. In some cases, you may experience general weakness or simply feel like something is “off” or “different.” While low back pain is common with sciatica, some individuals may also only experience the pain in their buttocks, the leg or even the foot. Since sciatica pain symptoms vary from person to person, a diagnostic exam from our chiropractor is critical for an accurate diagnosis.
Millions of Americans suffer needlessly from sciatica pain and are lead to believe that their only sciatic pain treatment options are medication or surgery. That’s simply not the case. In addition to chiropractic treatment for sciatica, exercises for sciatica can also help. Corrective exercises strengthen the core muscles supporting the lumbar spine. This improves posture and reduces lumbar spine compression, which also alleviates pressure on the sciatic nerve and relieves pain.
Our Atlanta chiropractor offers a wide variety of chiropractic adjustment techniques, including the Thompson Drop, the Activator method, the Gonstead technique, S.O.T., and Flexion/Distraction. To learn more about how chiropractic care and exercises for sciatica can help relieve your pain, contact Dr. Simon today!