Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
Sciatica is a type of nerve pain that can be debilitating when left untreated. If you are dealing with this condition, Dr. Goozdich at Tukee Lifestyle Chiropractic can help. We are dedicated to helping patients in Ahwatukee and the Foothills of Arizona. Our state-of-the-art clinic is equipped with the testing and treatment options needed to naturally treat the root cause of your sciatica and prevent it from reoccurring.
What Is Sciatica?
This condition can be the result of excessive pressure on the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body that runs from the back, through the buttocks, and down both legs. When the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated, it can lead to pain or discomfort and decrease your range of motion in the back and legs. Because this large nerve connects to so many other nerves, it can cause pain and other symptoms throughout the body. Sciatica usually only affects one side of the body. Common symptoms of sciatica can include:
- Pain in the lower back and legs
- Tingling or weakness in the thighs, back, or knees
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
Our chiropractor can help you find relief from your pain or discomfort if you are dealing with sciatica. Because sciatica is considered a type of nerve pain, the first thing our chiropractor will want to do is evaluate your spine for any misalignments. Misalignments in the vertebrae can press on the surrounding nerves, like the sciatica nerve, causing pain and irritation. Spinal adjustments may be recommended as a foundational treatment for your sciatica.
Heat and ice therapy can help to reduce inflammation and pain. Manual adjustment of the spine reduces compression of the nerve. Hands-on adjustments can also help to reduce pain and support the body’s natural healing process. Gentle stretching is also very helpful for treating sciatica. Because sciatica is often caused by a compression of the sciatic nerve, stretches can help to relieve this pressure. Stretching will lengthen the muscles which surround the sciatic nerve giving the nerve more room.
Physical therapy is sometimes used for severe cases of sciatica. Our chiropractor will move you through specialized exercises and stretches to target the specific areas in need of treatment. These stretches and exercises can help to relieve the irritation and inflammation of the sciatic nerve. Our chiropractor can ensure your sciatica is properly alleviated and help prevent the condition from reoccurring in the future.
Visit Us for Sciatica Relief
If you would like to learn more about how our chiropractic care can alleviate your sciatica and prevent it from reoccurring, contact our team at Tukee Lifestyle Chiropractic today. We are happy to help patients in and around the Ahwatukee area find natural relief from pain or discomfort. Contact us today to learn more about how Dr. Goozdich can help.