Sciatica is a medical term that refers to pain that travels along the sciatic nerve. This pain is typically experienced as pain, tingling, or numbness in the lower back, hips, buttocks, or legs. Sciatica can be difficult to pinpoint and properly diagnose because its source can be located anywhere along the sciatic nerve. Our chiropractor at Lake Worth Chiropractic and Wellness in Lake Worth, FL, provides chiropractic treatment for all of the painful and debilitating symptoms of sciatica.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Sciatica?
Sciatica is caused by impingement of or damage done to the sciatic nerve. These impingements can be caused by a number of different things, such as herniated disks, bony spurs, tumors, spinal stenosis, and inflammation. Diabetes and idiopathic neuropathy are among the leading causes of nerve damage that cause sciatica.
How Long Does Sciatica Last?
Sciatica can be incredibly painful. What makes matters worse is the fact that even after you appear to have your sciatica symptoms under control, they can begin again a few weeks or months later.
When a person experiences sciatica, the symptoms typically last for a few weeks. Eventually, the pain will diminish, but if the underlying problem isn’t treated, the symptoms are likely to return. A chiropractor can treat the root cause of your sciatica using a variety of techniques to ensure that the pain does not return.
Can Chiropractic Treatment Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain?
Dr. Jack Cacic and our staff can help those suffering from sciatic nerve discomfort in a myriad of ways. Chiropractic adjustments will help realign the vertebrae of a person's spine to relieve the pressure that spinal misalignments may be placing on the sciatic nerve. Our chiropractor may recommend heat and/or ice therapy as an additional treatment. This will reduce inflammation around the sciatic nerve. We will also recommend exercises and stretches that can be done at home by our patients.
Call Lake Worth Chiropractic and Wellness Today!
Living with sciatic nerve pain can lead to a difficult and unhappy existence. If you suffer from sciatica, don't hesitate to finally meet with a chiropractor to treat the underlying problems that are causing your pain. Lake Worth Chiropractic and Wellness in Lake Worth, FL, can ease your symptoms through adjustments and other treatments. Call us today at 561-547-2210 to schedule an appointment.