We understand the pain and confusion that come with sciatica. If you have recently received a sciatica diagnosis, you have questions regarding the pain of this condition and our chiropractors, Dr. Danielle Clarke and Dr. Roy Clarke want to give you the answers. Our entire staff at Beyond Chiropractic hopes to ease your sciatica and prevent it from happening again.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a collection of symptoms that occur when the sciatic nerve in your lower back is compromised. The symptoms include lower back pain, pain that radiates into your hips and down one or both legs, leg weakness and numbness, tingling sensations in your legs and pain that worsens when you sit or stand for too long. Typically, with sciatica it is difficult to get comfortable in any position.
How did this happen?
The sciatic nerve exits the base of your spine. If the vertebrae in this area have shifted out of alignment, the bones may be pressing on the nerves and causing pain. This may occur through an injury or over time from repetitive activities or poor posture. If a disc has herniated, or slipped out between the vertebrae, your sciatic nerve may not have enough space. This also creates the symptoms of sciatica.
What does our Altamonte Springs Fl chiropractor do for sciatica?
Our chiropractors evaluate your condition to determine the exact cause of your sciatic pain. Our treatment options vary depending on the cause, but we target the root of the pain and do not cover it up. Our chiropractors use manual adjustments to position your vertebrae off the sciatic nerve. Almost immediately you feel relief, but sometimes a series of adjustments are required before you feel improvements. We continue to position the vertebrae as needed to allow the sciatic nerve more freedom. As your body learns to support a new spinal alignment through better posture and exercises to strengthen your core, your sciatica symptoms decrease.
Will chiropractic care prevent sciatica from returning?
We cannot guarantee you will never have sciatica again, especially if an unexpected accident or injury occurs. However, chiropractic care will reduce your risk of sciatica from postural challenges and weaknesses. Our chiropractors gently guide your spine into alignment to lessen the pressure on the sciatic nerve. As you continue with chiropractic care, your spine learns to exist in this healthier position. Our Beyond Chiropractic team also educates you on lifestyle changes such as ways to sit at your desk, ways to enter and exit your car, better sleeping habits and exercises to support a healthier core. Our services combine together to lessen your pain and strengthen your body to support your health.
How do I begin sciatica treatment?
Our chiropractors offer free consultations for new patients. We have convenient appointment times to fit your schedule and look forward to providing you with sciatica pain relief. Our natural chiropractic care does not have side effects and is an effective sciatica treatment option. Call Beyond Chiropractic today to schedule your first visit at (407) 261-1001.