Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief – From Your Chiropractor in Belmont CA
If you have ever experienced shooting or tingling pain starting in your lower back and traveling down your leg, you may suffer from sciatica. Caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve, sciatica symptoms can range from inconvenient to debilitating. As your chiropractor in Belmont, CA, we are here to help you get sciatic nerve pain relief. Please contact us to learn more.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a common condition resulting from impingement of the sciatic nerve, a large nerve that travels from the lower back and down the back of each of your legs. When something causes pressure to be placed on the sciatic nerve, it can lead to a variety of symptoms in the lower back, buttocks and one or both legs. Symptoms may include:
- Shooting pain
- Constant pain
Symptoms may be worse when moving a certain way or staying in a certain position, such as when sitting.
Causes of Sciatica
- Subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae)
- Herniated discs
- Excessive weight
- Prolonged sitting with a wallet in the back pocket
- Trauma, such as falls, sports injuries, and auto accident injuries
- Tethered Cord Syndrome
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
Many people suffering from sciatica seek relief from a chiropractor, and for good reason – chiropractic care can be extremely effective in the treatment of sciatica. When you come in for an appointment, we will conduct a careful examination to determine the nature of your issue. If necessary, we may request scans – such as x-rays or an MRI – to verify the exact problem you are experiencing. Once we know what is causing your sciatica symptoms, we can then administer treatment and help you heal.
Treatments we offer for sciatica patients include:
- Tethered Cord Syndrome Releases
A new discovery by neurosurgeons in Irvine California and in Europe found that herniated discs were only symptomatic when there was a “tightening” inside the spinal column between the spinal cord and the spinal canal. This led to our research in releasing that tension without surgery and is not becoming a fast and effective way to relieve back and disc pain!
- Chiropractic Adjustments
Many times we find that the cause of a patient’s sciatica is a misalignment of the vertebrae. Misalignments can result from obvious and not so obvious causes, including slip and falls, sports injuries, auto accident injuries, poor posture, bad ergonomics, workplace injuries, muscle imbalances and even just twisting the wrong way. Whatever caused your misalignment, we can use manual adjustments to correct the problem.
- Spinal Decompression
Often the best results are achieved by using multiple complementary therapies. Spinal decompression is one type of therapy that works quite well with chiropractic adjustments. Using a specially designed table, we can isolate your upper and lower half and gently stretch your spine. By stretching your spine, we can create space between the vertebrae to relieve pressure on nerves and to allow circulation – helping to speed up the healing process.
- Corrective Exercises
Many times we find that patients suffering from sciatica benefit from exercises designed to strengthen and improve flexibility. For instance, if your sciatica is partially caused by weak muscles or muscles that are too tight, corrective exercises can alleviate those issues – and take a lot of pressure off of your back in the process.
Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment for Sciatica Relief
If you are suffering from sciatica, or you suspect that you are experiencing symptoms related to sciatic nerve compression, please contact us to schedule an appointment. Our chiropractic team is well-equipped to help you take pressure off of your sciatic nerve and eliminate the symptoms you are experiencing. Call (650) 365-7775 today to get started!