Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica
Here at STAR Physical Therapy®, we see many patients complaining of back pain that radiates into the limbs. This could be sciatica, a condition that is treatable by our chiropractor. Learn signs of sciatica and how we can help.
Causes & Symptoms of Sciatica
The main symptom of sciatica is pain that radiates down the back, along the legs, buttocks, and hips. Sciatica usually occurs on one side of the body rather than on both, for instance, the right side of the body rather than both legs.
Sciatica pain often comes and goes, although some people may experience chronic pain levels.
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is impinged. This may happen from a pulled muscle or slipped disc, or even as part of pregnancy. Since sports and auto accidents can cause trauma to the spine, sciatica may occur after injuries.
Our chiropractor in Taylorsville, UT, will examine you to determine what’s causing your sciatica. We can relieve your pain by treating the underlying condition – no medication necessary.
How Our Chiropractor in Taylorsville Treats Sciatica
After an examination, our chiropractor in Loveland will develop a personalized treatment plan that uses chiropractic techniques to relieve your symptoms. For instance, we may find that a herniated disc is causing your sciatica. Treating the herniated disc with spinal decompression treatments will relieve the impingement of your sciatic nerve. Your symptoms will subside with treatment.
Chiropractic adjustments allow us to target any subluxation or misalignment of the spine. Our adjustments also relieve muscular tension, muscle strain, and more. Lifestyle habits may exacerbate sciatica symptoms. Our chiropractor will suggest alternative habits to reduce your pain as you go through treatment. For instance, losing weight or wearing flats instead of high heels can reduce pain