How a Chiropractor Can Help Sciatica
Sciatica is a condition that causes unpleasant pain in the lower back, which often shoots down your legs and can become severe. Often numbness or tingling will be associated with sharp pain. 80% of sciatic patients are dealing with a buldged or herniated disc in the lower spine. This enlarged disc puts pressure on the sciatic nerve when sitting,bending, coughing, or sneezing. It's important to seek treatment for this condition before long-term nerve damage develops.
Chiropractors should be a patients first line of defense for treating sciatica. The adjustments and rehabilitation that chiropractors specialize in can help mobilize the spine, and reduce the injured disc to take pressure off the nerve. Our chiropractor may also use other tools to help treat the condition, including soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation exercises, ice/heat, and muscle stimulation to reduce pain levels. Part of the treatment also involves discussing ways to avoid recurring sciatica problems by changing work habits and posture.
Independence, KS chiropractor Bret Kelley, DC