Sciatica Treatment with Chiropractic is very effective for most of the patients that I treat in my San Diego clinic. The patients who get the most relief from sciatica treatment with chiropractic are those that have the ability to follow a treatment plan and consistently perform recommended at home therapies.
Sciatic pain is confusing and frustrating for patients because the origin of the pain is in the back, not the leg. The origin of sciatic pain is the lower back, typically right near the level of your hips.
Sciatica can cause various sensations including burning, stabbing and cramping pains in the leg that can go as far down as the foot.
Sciatica Treatment With Chiropractic
Sciatica results from irritation and inflammation of the sciatic nerve(s). People have two sciatic nerves (one for the right leg and one for the left) that originate in your lower back and travel through your gluteal muscles down into your legs. There are many structures that the sciatic nerve passes by or through that can pinch or irritate the nerve. The sciatic nerve relays information to the brain about sensations such as pressure, burning, pain, etc and transmits information from the brain that allows for control of muscles in the legs and feet. Since chiropractic care is primarily directed at the joints and nerves, Sciatica Treatment with Chiropractic is not only appropriate but extremely effective.
In order to understand the wide range of symptoms that can be experienced when the sciatic nerve is compressed you need to understand a little bit about the anatomy of the nerve. When cut cross section, the sciatic nerve similar to a main telephone cable in its complexity. The telephone wires contained in that cable exchange information from different locations – the nerve fibers that make up your sciatic nerve are no different. The nerve fibers of the sciatic nerve all have different destinations and functions. Some of those nerve fibers flex and relax muscles while others relay information to the brain. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is being compressed and how hard it is being compressed will have an impact on whether you will experience weakness in a leg, pain in a leg, toe pain or numbness.
If you need Sciatica Treatment and wan to use chiropractic care we would be happy to help you by evaluating your problem and beginning the appropriate type of treatment. Your chiropractic care will include chiropractic adjustments, in-office therapy and specific exercises, stretches and nutritional supplements that will speed your recovery and help prevent future bouts of sciatica.