Ocala Doctors Help to Relieve Sciatica with Noninvasive Chiropractic Care
Experiencing pain due to Sciatic Nerve Damage? The #1 Chiropractors in Ocala are here to help!
Sciatica is a painful condition that affects over 3 million people in the United States every year.
This is a condition treatable by medical professionals, like your local Ocala chiropractors at Florida Spine and Injury.
The pain that patients suffer from radiates throughout the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back past your hips and butt, and down each leg.
This pain occurs because of increased pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing a pinch to form.
To treat the pain of sciatica, there are surgical and pain medication options.
However, at Florida Spine and Injury, we provide patients to opt in for a surgery-free, gentle pain relief treatment with our chiropractic approaches.
Main Causes of Sciatica
D i a b e t e s
If you have diabetes, which is a disease that affects how your body processes and uses blood sugar, you are at a higher risk to develop sciatica because of an increased risk of nerve damage.
O c c u p a t i o n a l S t r a i n s
If your Ocala job requires a substantial amount of physical strain, you have a higher chance of developing sciatica.
Physical strain in your job could come from heavy lifting, a lot of twisting of your back, or driving for long periods of time.
*For this cause, there is no hard evidence that connects sciatica to these occupational strains. However, there are commonalities in real-life medical cases of sciatica patients.
A g e - r e l a t e d F a c t o r s
As you age, changes in your spinal cord, such as a herniated disc or a bone spur, can lead to sciatica developing.
P r o l o n g e d S i t t i n g
If you work sitting at a desk all day, or if you just tend to live a more sedentary lifestyle, the prolonged sitting lifestyle makes you more likely to develop sciatica compared to those who lead a more active lifestyle.
O b e s i t y
This cause may go hand-in-hand with prolonged sitting. If you have a substantial amount of excess weight that your frame is not used to carrying, there is a lot of added pressure on your spine.
The increased pressure is a reason that sciatica can develop.
These factors have been noted as causes of pinched sciatic nerves. A pinched sciatic nerve causes mild to sharp pains and burning at the site of the affected area.
Luckily, just as there are causes to develop this nerve pain, there are methods to relieve sciatica pain.
Chiropractic Treatment of Sciatica Pain
It does not matter what factor has caused you to develop sciatica, as the end result and pain are the same across all causes. The experienced doctors at the Ocala office of Florida Spine and Injury are here to alleviate your pain.
For every patient, we develop personalized chiropractic treatment plans depending upon your body, your injuries, and more.
For any injury or condition, sciatica included, there are going to be a few therapy treatments that seem to work best at relieving pain and releasing pressure.
Some of the chiropractic care strategies that work best for sciatica treatments are:
- Manual massage or therapy
- Therapy stretching techniques
- Spinal manipulation
Manual Massage or Therapy
With manual massage or manual therapies, your chiropractor will help to increase blood flow to where your sciatic nerve is pinched.
This type of treatment relieves tension in the surrounding muscles and promotes your body to strive for better overall well-being.
Therapy stretching techniques
There are various stretch therapy techniques that can be incorporated into your customized treatment plan.
Passive, PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), and active stretching are just a few of the different therapeutic stretches our chiropractors may decide that your body could benefit from.
All of the stretch therapy methods work to relieve muscular tightness within your soft tissue structures near the sciatic nerve.
During stretches, you will be able to feel the release of pressure throughout your legs and back.
Spinal manipulations help to treat restricted spinal mobility. The goal of a spinal manipulation treatment is to restore full mobility in the spine and take the pressure off of the nerve.
When full mobility is restored, there will also be a decrease in the pressure and tension in the affected spinal nerves (like the sciatic nerve).
Spinal adjustments allow for proper joint function and loading, which helps to facilitate relieving the pressure and tension you are experiencing.
Flexion-distraction is a chiropractic treatment therapy that utilizes a computer-designed table to stretch you out, alleviating pressure on your spinal discs and pinched sciatic nerve.
This therapy method is a safe and gentle approach that reintroduces fluid to the affected discs and restores full mobility of your back and legs.
Seek Sciatica Treatment at Your Local Ocala Chiropractic Clinic
Throughout our many years of chiropractic care, the one thing that remains constant for every patient case is that no two cases or bodies are the same.
Each case we treat requires a unique chiropractic therapy plan; a plan that is customized to your body's injuries and limitations.
If you are an Ocala resident who is suffering from sciatic nerve pain, do not hesitate to call Florida Spine and Injury's Ocala office for a tailored-made pain relief treatment plan.
There is no reason to live with continued injury and pain.
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