Sciatica: Treatment to Ease Your Suffering
Sciatica can be very painful and debilitating. The pain starts at your lower back, affects your hips, and runs down your leg. Various circumstances can cause problems with your sciatic nerve leading to severe pain. Thankfully, there are several treatments that concentrate on the cause and not just covering it up with pain killers. The quality chiropractic care you will receive at the Denton Chiropractic Center in Denton, TX will treat the problem, not just the symptoms.
Where is the Sciatic Nerve Located?
The sciatic nerve splits out of the bottom of your spinal column and runs through each buttock and down each leg. It is responsible to transmit information between the brain and lower extremities. When pressure is placed against the nerve, the lower extremities will experience pain, numbness, and muscle weakness.
Common Symptoms of Sciatica
- Lower back pain
- Leg pain
- Weakness in your knee or foot
Problems of Sciatic Nerve and Helpful Treatment
- Vertebra Out of Alignment: If a vertebra is knocked out of alignment and can be pushed against the sciatic nerve. The pressure put against the nerve can cause inflammation; will create pain, cause numbness, and make muscles weak because of the interrupted flow of information to the brain. Your chiropractor will gently work the misaligned vertebra back into proper alignment. This will instantly take pressure off of the sciatic nerve. Then they will help you with exercises to strengthen the muscles and tendons holding the vertebra in place.
- Herniated Disc: In between each vertebra in your spinal column is a disc that serves as a cushion. As you walk, run, and twist, these discs absorb the shock placed on your spine. By working with the area where the herniated disc is located, your chiropractor will work the disc back into a more normal position. The disc can be shifted away from your sciatic nerve, allowing swelling to decrease and pain to be reduced.
- Piriformis Syndrome: The piriformis muscle runs underneath the gluteus maximus from the lower spine over to the femur bone. It helps the hips to turn the leg and foot outward.
Trauma to this muscle, repetitive overuse, or sitting for long periods of time can cause the piriformis muscle to put pressure against your sciatic nerve. They will also help you with exercises and stretches that will reduce the pressure against your sciatic nerve. The use of massage therapy can work the muscle to help relieve pain.
Thousands of Patients Already Treated
The experienced doctors at the Denton Chiropractic Center in Denton, TX can help you with your sciatica pain and muscle recovery. Don't suffer any longer. Call to set up an appointment with us. The quality chiropractor care you will receive here will help you to return to your normal life activities.