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3 Ways Chiropractic Care Is Perfect for Sciatica Treatment

Written By Autera Health Center on September 3, 2018

The name alone is scary. But what’s scarier is the pain you feel when dealing with symptoms of sciatica. Harvard Health explains that approximately 40 percent of people will get sciatica during their lifetime, with frequency increasing with age. 

Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer. A chiropractor can provide sciatica treatment to relieve you of the pain. 

What is Sciatica? 

It’s important to keep in mind that sciatica is not a disorder, but rather a symptom of a disorder, as Spine Universe explains.

It’s described as pain that originates in your lower back or buttocks, but travels into either one or both legs. It’s generally caused by a sciatic nerve compression and pain will vary in intensity and frequency. The sciatic nerve is the longest and biggest nerve in your body.

Symptoms of sciatica can come from a number of common lower back problems, including:

  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis

If you think you might have sciatica, you may be feeling any of these sensations:

  • Dull
  • Achy
  • Sharp
  • Burning
  • Numb
  • Tingling  

Often the pain feels worse when sitting, and the sharpness could make it difficult to stand or walk. 

Chiropractic Care for Sciatica Treatment

Before seeking chiropractic care for sciatica treatment, it’s best to check with your regular doctor first to ensure proper diagnosis. Then, depending on your specific case, your chiropractor will decide on the procedure that works the most effectively for you. Some possible treatment options from your chiropractor are:

1. Adjustments 

During a spinal adjustment, your chiropractor will manually manipulate your spine to relieve pressure. A spinal adjustment will help to reduce that nerve irritability causing inflammation and other symptoms related to sciatica. 

2. Heat or cold therapy 

Another tactic your chiropractor might perform is cold or heat therapy. Using hot or cold compression techniques will help relieve inflammation and stop spasms due to sciatica. 

3. Ultrasound 

You’ve likely heard of an ultrasound when referring to pregnancy, but this treatment can also help with sciatica. The ultrasound want stimulates your muscles, restoring blood and oxygen flow that helps reduce pain. 

No matter which technique your chiropractor chooses to implement, all are safe, non-invasive options for sciatica treatment.

Get Sciatica Treatment in Peachtree City

Don’t wait to get relief from sciatica. Both Dr. Mathew Autera and Dr. Tiffany Terry provide a professional, courteous and caring environment and are ready to provide you the best in chiropractic care for your sciatica. Contact the professionals at Autera Health Center today at 770-487-5211.

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