Chiropractic Care for Sciatica


Are you struggling with getting back to normal activities because of the pain your sciatica is causing? Chiropractic treatment offers a remedy for many spine-related problems, such as herniated discs, stenosis, and sciatica. All of these conditions can lead to back pain, numbness, weakness in the legs and problems with mobility. At Frederick Chiropractic Wellness Center, we provide effective treatment to allow patients to get back to normal activities in comfort and with improved function.

Understanding Sciatica and its symptoms

Sciatica discomfort originates in the sciatic nerve that runs from the lower spine, into the buttocks and down the back of the legs. Problems arise when this large nerve becomes compressed by narrowing of the spinal canal or other issues. Disc problems, pregnancy, injury and postural problems can result in compression of this nerve. When this occurs, individuals may experience an ache, pain, tingling sensations in the leg, numbness or poor muscle function in the leg. Pain may occur in the buttocks or may radiate into the hip. Symptoms generally occur on only one side of the body. The discomfort can be either intermittent or continuous. Pain may be a chronic ache or maybe a shooting sensation. Symptoms may become worse when changing position or when the individual sneezes or coughs. Appropriate evaluation and treatment of the cause of sciatic pain can help to reduce these problems.

How chiropractic treatment can help

Your chiropractor may provide a variety of care options for treatment of your sciatica. Spinal manipulation is used to improve mobility and stability of the spine reduce irritation and pressure on the nerves.  In some cases, spinal decompression may be used to gently separate the spinal vertebrae to relieve pressure on discs and the nerves that exit the spine. Dr. Morrone will also provide advice regarding stretching, strengthening, and ergonomic advice to improve healing and mobility.

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