Back pain is a common ailment for millions of individuals around the world. Yet, pinpointing the source of back pain can be elusive. Often, back pain is caused by sciatica, which is pressure on the sciatic nerve surrounding the disks in your back. Are there specific symptoms? Better yet, is there a treatment for the pain you feel?
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body, starting at the lower back and running through your hips, legs and feet. When back injuries occur such as a herniated disk, you can experience pain due to the new pressure on the sciatic nerve.
If you’re experiencing true sciatic nerve pain, you might feel:
• Pain that radiates from your lower back into the side of your legs
• Numbness or tingling in your legs or foot, depending on the area of pressure
• Weakness in the legs or feet
Sciatic nerve pain ranges in pain level from a dull and mild ache to a sharper and more severe pain. Even without any of the symptoms in your lower limbs, sciatica could be to blame for your pain. If you experience severe pain or loss of bladder function, see a doctor immediately.
Most sciatic pain can be treated without the need for invasive treatment such as surgery. There are various stretches you can use to help, as well as hot and cold therapy as directed by your chiropractor. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen sodium can help relieve pain in a pinch.
At Proactive Chiropractic, we know how well chiropractic works for sciatica. Not only do we offer traditional chiropractic treatment for this type of pain, but we also offer unique options, including spinal decompression therapy, exercise therapy and chiropractic manipulation to help alleviate your symptoms. We encourage you to reach out to us to learn for yourself the great successes these treatment options deliver.
Any kind of back pain can be debilitating when severe. However, sciatic nerve pain can be treated without an invasive procedure through proper chiropractic care from an experienced chiropractor. To learn more about your treatment options, contact us now at 704-837-8264!
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