Sciatica is common and can occur when the sciatic nerve is pinched or compressed. It causes that pain that can be felt in the back legs, and hips. Since the pain can cause further damage and become chronic, it is important to seek treatment. When you visit Centennial Chiropractic Clinic in Springfield, OH, our chiropractor will assess your condition and provide the necessary treatment that can help alleviate your discomfort and allow you to return to your normal routine quickly.
What Are the Causes of Sciatica?
Sciatica can develop suddenly or slowly and is caused by a variety of factors. Some causes of sciatica include the following:
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated discs
- Back injuries and spinal injuries
- Tumors located in the back and spine
- Piriformis syndrome
- Spinal fractures
While sciatica can occur at any age, it is more common in people who are between the ages of 30 and 50 due to normal wear and tear that happens as we get older.
How Can a Chiropractor Help with Sciatica?
When you visit our practice, our chiropractor can diagnose and treat sciatica effectively. We will determine what is causing the irritation in the sciatic nerve and develop a treatment plan that is suited for your condition. We use various techniques and therapies to help alleviate the pain that you are experiencing. Chiropractic adjustments are primarily utilized to help improve motion in any restricted joins and realign the spine.
Our chiropractor also uses spinal decompression to stretch the spine and remove any pressure from the back and discs. Since the discs become dehydrated and degenerate over time, a herniated disc can occur. Our chiropractor uses spinal decompression to help fluids flow into the discs to rehydrate and help the discs heal. In addition, we utilize ice and cold therapy to treat sciatic nerve pain. This therapy can help reduce inflammation and relieve any pressure occurring in the sciatic nerve.
Contact us for Treatment Today!
If you have pain due to sciatica, our team at Centennial Chiropractic Clinic in Springfield, OR, is happy to help. We will discuss any symptoms that you are experiencing with you and create a well-rounded treatment plan that is designed to reduce the discomfort. To learn more about the wide variety of treatments that we provide and schedule your appointment, contact us at (541) 726-6521 today. We look forward to improving your overall health and quality of life!