Sciatica feels terrible—it can make standing, walking and sitting painful. This nerve pain can take different forms, but usually appears in the form of persistent pain in one buttock that goes down into the corresponding leg. The pain burns and tingles and sometimes causes the leg to go numb and become weak. But sciatica is not actually a condition in and of itself—it is a symptom of a deeper problem: something is pinching the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve can become pinched if there is a subluxation (a misalignment in the vertebrae of the lower spine), a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, a bone spur, spinal stenosis or occasionally inflammation and spasms of the piriformis muscle in the gluteal region.
The good news for sufferers of this nerve pain is that our Chiropractor in Houston can help with specific Chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression and other physiotherapy techniques. Chiropractic treatment of sciatica is a very safe and successful option for getting pain relief!
Chiropractic Treatment of Sciatica Brings Lasting Relief
Our Chiropractor in Houston will first give you a complete exam and discuss your sciatic nerve pain with you. The important thing, before any treatments take place, is to determine the underlying cause of your pain. Diagnosing the root cause of the symptoms will help us map out the appropriate Chiropractic treatment of sciatica so that you can feel better as soon as possible—and avoid future encounters with this debilitating pain as well.
Dr. Johnson finds that the vast majority of cases of sciatic nerve pain come either from spinal misalignments or disc problems. In these cases, depending on the location and extent of the spinal misalignment, our Chiropractor in Houston can offer patients a series of precise, hands-on Chiropractic adjustments that are designed to bring the vertebrae back into correct alignment. This Chiropractic treatment of sciatica usually releases pressure from the sciatic nerve, which will relieve the pain.
In addition to Chiropractic treatment of sciatica, there is another treatment we provide that helps those patients whose pain stems from herniated discs, degenerative discs, etc. For these patients, we often recommend spinal decompression treatments that can help alleviate pain, regenerate and re-shape discs from the inside out. This also takes pressure off of the sciatic nerve immediately during treatment, which leads to welcome pain relief. A series of several treatments does the work of re-shaping the discs so that they no longer press on the nerve. This provides long-term relief from this particular cause of sciatic nerve pain.
Dr. Johnson is eager to help sciatica sufferers get back to walking, sitting, standing, running and working comfortably again. If you are struggling with this pain, please contact us today at 832-900-2514 to schedule an appointment. Our Chiropractor in Houston will help you get to the bottom of the pain and help you find the relief you need to live a full and healthy life!