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.
Sciatica discomfort originates in the sciatic nerve, which 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 or inflammation of the muscles and ligaments around where the nerve exits the spine. Disc problems, pregnancy, low back strains, injury and postural problems can also result in compression of this nerve.
“True” sciatica typically radiates all the way down the back of your leg to your foot. Pain that is more localized to the hips or hamstrings, or occurs in the front or side of the leg are often due to other issues, like muscle and ligament strains.
Symptoms generally occur on only one side of the body. The discomfort can be either intermittent or continuous, and change with your posture. Symptoms that become worse whe you cough or sneeze may indicate a disc injury, or spinal muscle strain and inflammation. Appropriate evaluation and treatment of the cause of sciatic pain can help to reduce these problems, and stay active, and heal as quickly as possible.
We offer drug-free, non-surgical treatment for sciatic pain. Common treatment includes: