Chiropractic Adjustments Help to Alleviate Pressure on the Sciatic Nerve and Provide for Relief from Sciatica Pain
Linwood chiropractor, Dr. Rocco Santoro provides safe and effective treatments to stimulate dead or damaged nerves to improve function and relieve pain suffered from sciatica.
Sciatica therapy usually incorporates a combination of strengthening, stretching, and aerobic conditioning. These elements are a central component of almost any sciatica treatment plan. When patients engage in a regular program of gentle exercises and stretching guided by a trained doctor, they can recover more quickly from sciatica pain and are less likely to have future episodes of pain.
There are Various Signs of Sciatica
Sciatica can be an extremely debilitating condition that can affect everyday activities. Chronic or acute pain can disrupt sleep and prevent patients from leading active lifestyles. Sciatica typically affects only one side of the body and symptoms include pain radiating down the back of the leg from the buttocks region. Many people find that living with sciatica can unbearable at times, but the symptoms can be alleviated or reduced.
Other Common Symptoms of Sciatica Include:
- Pain in the back, buttocks, hip or lower extremities
- Leg and or foot numbness
- Pins and needles in the legs and buttocks
- Burning sensation
- Muscle weakness
Herniated / Bulging Discs and the Sciatic Nerve
When a herniated disc presses on nerve roots, it can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the area of the body where the nerve travels. A herniated disc in the lower back can cause pain and numbness in the buttock and down the leg.
These nerves that run down the legs from the buttocks are referred to as the sciatic nerves. Chiropractic care seeks to realign the spinal system so that the pressure to the sciatic nerves is alleviated taking away the pain suffered from sciatica.
Treating Sciatica Without Medication or Surgery:
Sciatica can be treated successfully without the need for surgery or harmful medications. At Santoro Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Dr. Santoro will perform chiropractic adjustments to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve and restore motion to the joints. Not only do we provide chiropractic treatment for patients suffering from sciatica, we offer other treatment options that can be used in any combination to help with symptoms of sciatica.