Sciatica is one of those conditions that can manifest in many different ways. Regardless of how you are experiencing pain, one thing is for sure – sciatica is painful. If you feel pain in your lower back, buttocks, or legs, and don’t have a pulled muscle or other known cause, you may be experiencing the symptoms of sciatica. Sciatica is an irritation of the nerve and can also result in feelings of numbness, burning, or weakness in the lower back, buttocks, or legs. While the symptoms of sciatica are annoying at best and extremely painful at worst, sciatica is treatable with professional chiropractic care from Horst Chiropractic.
We invite you to schedule an appointment for a spinal adjustment for sciatica, or read on to learn more about the condition and how chiropractic care can treat it.
What Causes Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is located in the lower back, and runs down the buttocks and legs. Any time you expose your body to too much pressure on your lower back, pelvis (around the sacroiliac joint), or the buttocks, you run the risk of damaging your sciatic nerve. This can happen in any number of ways. If you fall on your pelvis the wrong way, experience any kind of surgery near the sciatic nerve, or even play sports or exercise, you can damage your sciatic nerve. This will result in the symptoms discussed above.
How to Get Help
Sciatica is a painful condition and patients should seek treatment at the first signs of a problem. But who do you call? Do you call your primary care doctor? Do you load up on pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs? The use of prescribed medication may be the first treatment that comes to mind; but what many patients don’t know is that the best way to treat sciatica is to call a chiropractor, such as Dr. Nathen Horst at Horst Chiropractic, as soon as possible.
At Horst Chiropractic, we will diagnose your condition by performing a structural examination. During the initial exam, we may X-ray the area, conduct a physical examination to evaluate the condition of the sciatic nerve, and discuss your medical history and lifestyle habits. This will help us determine exactly what type of chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy techniques are needed to restore you back to full health. Since there are many ways you can damage your sciatic nerves, there are also many ways to properly treat the condition. It’s important to go through the proper diagnostic steps with your chiropractor here at Horst Chiropractic so we can accurately determine what is causing the pain. Then, we can formulate an effective treatment plan.
When to Get Treatment
As soon as you start noticing pain in the lower back, buttocks, and legs, please be sure to give us a call to set up your professional consultation with Dr. Horst. We would be happy to schedule your appointment as soon as possible in order to help restore you back to full health. Contact Horst Chiropractic today.