A pinched nerve is the last thing anyone can prepare for. Sciatica can strike suddenly and can be caused by a number of underlying reasons. The good news is that managing this condition can be done with expert chiropractic care here at BETTER LIFE Family Chiropractic & Wellness. We use the latest in therapeutic techniques to ease your pain and get you back to feeling like yourself.
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is lower back pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. This nerve branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down along each leg. Typically, this pain affects only one side of the body.
The pain caused by this condition can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or even excruciating pain. For some, it can feel like a sudden electric shock and can worsen when you cough or sneeze. In some cases, numbness or tingling can also be experienced.
What Causes Sciatica?
This condition occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched, usually by a herniated disk or a bone spur. More rarely, the nerve can be compressed by a tumor or damaged by disease. Certain factors can put you at greater risk for developing sciatica; these include being overweight, having a sedentary job, and suffering from diabetes.
How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help?
Here at BETTER LIFE Family Chiropractic & Wellness, Dr. Chad uses the latest in spinal adjustment (manipulation) techniques to help those struggling with sciatica. The goal of these treatments is to restore your spinal movement and improve function while decreasing pain.
Dr. Chad can also perform chiropractic massages which have been proven to be an effective method for relieving sciatica pain. These intense massage therapy methods induce deep muscle relaxation and promote the release of endorphins that act as natural painkillers.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica in Spokane, WA
If you’re experiencing radiating lower back pain, we can help. At BETTER LIFE Family Chiropractic & Wellness, we offer effective pain management treatments to ease the pressure on your lower back and alleviate your sciatica symptoms. To get started, simply fill out the form below or give our Spokane office a call at (509) 464-0444.