Sciatica and Lower Back Pain
If you’ve been feeling a constant pain in your back, a shooting burning sensation and tingling down a leg, or you have loss of motor control and numbness, you’re likely experiencing symptoms of sciatica. The condition and its symptoms are associated with the sciatic nerve, the longest running branch of the nervous system stretching from the lower back to the foot. If you need chiropractic care for a pinched nerve or lower back pain, we at Chiropractic Wellness Center in Humble, TX, are here to help.
How Sciatica Occurs
Normally, the nervous system is protected by the spine and operates with branches out to both arms and legs. They control motor functions and send all sensory stimuli back to the brain through the spine. However, when the nerve network realizes some kind of malfunction, it can be felt at that location as well as distant in another part of the body. That’s the case with sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be affected by pressure, including being pinched by a bone. Depending on where that interference contacts the nerve, it might trigger different symptoms locally and elsewhere in the body.
Treatment and Care
Sciatica is treatable and reversible. The first step, with our chiropractor, is to identify what is causing the sciatica symptoms versus just treating the symptoms alone. Starting with an evaluation, our chiropractor can help confirm a diagnosis of sciatica and then formulate a treatment approach specific for the patient. That treatment can include corrective exercises to reduce swelling and boost circulation to the area where the sciatica is being pressured. A pinched nerve might also be caused by or made worse by a spinal misalignment. Our chiropractor can provide a chiropractic adjustment to move your spine back into its correct position, which may help to reduce symptoms..
Our chiropractic treatment may also focus on the spine and nerves themselves via chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression. Both can be very helpful when the nerve is out of alignment or being pinched by vertebrae or discs out of place. Guided exercise can then be applied to improve muscle function, fluidity and flexibility that is lost with swelling and lack of movement due to pain.
Get Chiropractic Care from Our Chiropractor for Lower Back Pain or a Pinched Nerve
There's no need for you to muddle through the pain and burning sensations of sciatica symptoms if you can benefit from our help. Our office at the Chiropractic Wellness Center in Humble, TX, can help provide real relief. Call us today to schedule an appointment. You don't need to try dealing with a pinched nerve on your own or with home remedies off the internet. Call us at (281) 540-1018 for more information.