Florida Doctors Help to Eliminate Sciatica with Gentle Chiropractic Care
Suffering from pain due to Sciatica? Our Doctors can Help!
Sciatica refers to the pain that radiates throughout the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back, through your hips and butt, and down each leg.
This condition occurs when there is increased pressure on your sciatic nerve, causing it to become pinched.
There are over 3 million cases of sciatica every year, and this condition is treatable by a medical professional, such as the chiropractors and doctors at the Florida Spine and Injury Centers.
Those who have been diagnosed with sciatica can take the route of surgery and medication.
However, for the Sciatica Patients at Florida Spine and Injury, our chiropractors offer gentle, noninvasive therapy to alleviate nerve pain and pressure.
Causes of Sciatica
Age-related changes in your body's spine, like a bone spur (overgrowth of a bone) or a herniated disc, are the usual cause of sciatica.
Having diabetes increases your risk of nerve damage because of the way your body processes and uses blood sugar.
Gaining excess body weight puts an increased amount of stress and pressure on your spinal column.
The added stress can be a reason for spinal changes that lead to sciatica.
If you spend a lot of your days sitting for extended periods of time and tend to have a more sedentary lifestyle, you are more likely to develop sciatica than those who maintain a more active lifestyle.
Conversely, if you hold a job that requires a lot of physical strain such as carrying heavy loads, excess twisting of your back, or extended trips in a car, you may be more prone to develop sciatica.
*It is important to note that, for this cause, there is no concrete evidence, but rather commonalities in sciatica patients.
The above factors tend to be more prevalent in terms of causing sciatica at some point. These factors can cause the sciatic nerve to become pinched, resulting in mild to sharp burning and pain.
However, just as there are ways to develop this nerve pain, there are ways to relieve sciatica pain as well.
Chiropractic Treatment of Sciatica Pain
No matter how you developed sciatica, the Chiropractors at Florida Spine and Injury can create a personalized, noninvasive treatment plan for your pain relief.
A few of the chiropractic therapies that sciatica treatment plans can include:
- Therapy stretching techniques
- Manual massage
- Spinal manipulation
Specific Therapy Stretching Techniques
Stretch therapy helps to relieve muscular tightness all along the soft tissue structures where the sciatic nerve run. You will experience pain relief in your back and legs through various stretches.
Flexion-Distraction is a safe and controlled treatment for pain relief along the spinal cord.
This treatment technique utilizes a computer designed table that stretches you out and alleviates pressure from your discs and pinched sciatic nerve.
This therapy helps to reintroduce fluid to the injured discs and restore full mobility.
Manual Therapy or Massage
Manual therapy will help to increase blood flow to the pinched nerve area, relieve tension in the surrounding muscles, and promote better overall well-being.
Sciatica results in limited spinal mobility, which can be treated with spinal manipulations.
With adjustments of the spine, the goal is to restore full mobility in the joint while also decreasing pressure and tension in the spinal nerves (like the sciatic nerve).
As mentioned earlier, the main goal of chiropractic therapies for sciatica is to take the pressure off of the nerve. Spinal adjustments enable proper joint function and loading to help facilitate this need.
Get a Free Consultation to Determine the Best Sciatica Treatment for Your Current Situation
If you have been experiencing nerve pain due to Sciatica, do not allow yourself to suffer in silence or without treatment any longer.
Contact the medical professionals at Florida Spine and Injury today and start your road to sciatica recovery.