Are you experiencing pain in your lower back and down one leg? You may be experiencing sciatica. Sciatica is a condition that results from irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. Chiropractic care is one of the most effective ways to treat sciatica because it treats the root cause of the problem and doesn't just mask the symptoms.
At Johnson Chiropractic Center in Fayetteville, we have a great deal of experience helping our patients find relief from this condition. Dr. Johnson may recommend a combination of chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic exercises, and other therapies to help you find relief.
How Does Sciatica Occur?
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and it runs from the lower back down the leg. When this nerve is compressed or irritated, it can cause pain in the lower back and legs. Sciatica can be caused by a number of things, including a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or piriformis syndrome. A herniated disc is the most common cause of sciatica. Herniated discs occur when the disc between your spinal vertebrae pushes out and irritates the sciatic nerve.
Symptoms of Sciatica
When you have this condition, you will feel pain that radiates from the lower back going down to the leg. This pain may be accompanied by tingling, numbness, or weakness in the affected leg. The pain may become worse when you sit or stand for long periods, and it can make it difficult to walk or even sleep.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
When you are experiencing sciatic nerve pain, it can be tempting to resort to pain medication. However, these medications only provide temporary relief and don't address the cause of sciatica. Chiropractic care, on the other hand, is a drug-free, surgery-free way to treat sciatica.
Chiropractic adjustments are an effective way to treat sciatica because they help align the spine and relieve pressure on the nerves. Our chiropractor may also recommend therapeutic exercises, hot and cold therapy, or other therapies to help you find relief. A personalized treatment plan will be created based on your individual needs.
Visit Johnson Chiropractic Center in Fayetteville, AR
Don't tolerate sciatic nerve pain any longer. At Johnson Chiropractic Center, Dr. Johnson will help you find relief with drug-free, surgery-free chiropractic care. We will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to help you find the relief you need. Call our team today at (479) 935-3021 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.