Frequently Asked Questions About Sciatica From Our Chiropractor in Atlanta
At Century Center Chiropractic, our team is dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and care. If you are suffering from sciatica, we know your pain can be debilitating. With the help of our treatment options, we can provide you with an opportunity to see improvement.
Our chiropractor in Atlanta, Dr. Simon, is happy to answer any questions you have. Below are some of the most frequent questions about sciatica we receive.
What Is Sciatica and Why Does It Happen?
Sciatica is a term used to describe the pain that radiates down the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from the lower back area down into your hips and buttocks and then branches off into each of the legs. Sciatica tends to be a shooting, radiating pain that impacts usually one side of the body.
The most common cause of sciatic pain is a herniated disc, but it can also occur as a result of a narrowing of the spine or bone spur. This causes inflammation and pain. Many individuals experience numbness in the impacted leg. Pain can be chronic or come and go. It can be severe or mild.
What Are the Typical Treatments for Sciatica?
Generally, traditional medicine offers limited options for treating sciatica. Medications can be used to reduce inflammation, for example. Physical therapy and steroid injections can often be used. However, these treatments are limitedly successful because they only treat the actual pain you feel. Rather than treating the symptoms, this type of treatment is only good for a limited amount of time.
How Can Chiropractic Care Be a Sciatica Treatment?
When you visit your chiropractor, we will talk about treating the cause of your sciatica rather than just the symptoms. The proper sciatica treatment can work to not only reduce your pain but also help you to avoid ongoing occurrences.
Chiropractic care works to address the underlying cause of your pain. As noted, this is often a herniated disc. When a disc that sits between the vertebrae of the spinal column become misaligned, this leads to compression and inflammation in those discs. This impacts the nerves passing through the spinal column, including the sciatic nerve.
Chiropractic care works to properly align the spine to stop that compression where it starts.
Can You Avoid Surgery By Using Chiropractic Care for Sciatica?
Generally, our patients see significant improvement from the pain they feel after chiropractic adjustments. We apply gentle, specific pressure to the spinal column to properly align the spine. This reduces inflammation. It is quite common for chiropractic care to offer a significantly better improvement in pain compared to invasive, complex surgery. We recommend coming in to see us before a surgery consultation.
Call Your Chiropractor in Atlanta for a Sciatica Treatment Consultation Today
Our chiropractor in Atlanta can help you with sciatica treatment. With the help of our non-invasive, non-pain medication treatments, you can overcome the pain you feel. Call Century Center Chiropractic today: (404) 634-1669.