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Sciatica Treatment with Chiropractic

Written By North Florida Spine and Wellness Institute on November 7, 2018

Anyone that struggles with the pain of sciatica knows that it can be very difficult to endure. 

Sciatica, caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve, can manifest in several ways — although it most commonly begins in the lower back or buttock and descends into one or both legs.

Pain can be achy, dull, and throbbing or a pins-and-needles or electric-shock-like sensation. 

It can be associated with other uncomfortable – and frightening – sensations such as tingling, burning, and even numbness.

Chiropractic – The Sciatica Treatment that Works

Sciatica is not a disorder in and of itself but, instead, a symptom of other disorders. Some things that can lead to sciatica include:

  • Herniated dics
  • Subluxated or misaligned discs
  • Pregnancy
  • Constipation
  • Tumors
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Diabetes

Fortunately, chiropractic care offers a sciatica treatment with proven results.

Your chiropractor will conduct diagnostic tests to determine the root cause of your pain. Most common causes are herniated or subluxated discs, as well as piriformis syndrome, all of which can be treated through chiropractic care.

After a diagnosis is made, your chiropractor has a number of gentle and safe methods at his disposal to help relieve pain and return your body to normal functioning. 

These include:

1. Spinal Manipulation

Spinal adjustments involve gentle, painless manipulation to realign vertebrae back into position. This adjustment can help relieve the muscle spasms, pain, numbness, and other symptoms of nerve irritability often present in cases of sciatica.

2. Cold Therapy

Using ice or cold therapy is part of a rehabilitative process to control the pain of sciatica by further reducing inflammation. 

3. Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound therapy generates a gentle heat using sound waves. 

These waves can deeply penetrate tissues to increase circulation and reduce the spasming of muscles. Ultrasound is a good way to relax cramped, swollen, and stiff muscles.

4. TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) Therapy

A TENS unit is a portable, battery-powered, muscle-stimulating device. Used in rehabilitative therapy, the TENS unit provides electrical current of variable intensities to reduce the spasming of muscles and control pain.

Need Sciatica Relief in Tallahassee?

You don’t need to suffer with sciatica pain when the doctors at North Florida Spine and Wellness have successfully treated this condition with safe, effective, non-invasive chiropractic methods.

Dr. Zaideman has knowledge in specific techniques to reduce – or eliminate – sciatica pain without the use of prescription medications and surgery. His multifaceted approach to wellness and pain relief will get to the root of your sciatica and help you recover swiftly.

Get relief now. Call (850) 877-6790 for an appointment today and learn how competent chiropractic treatment can eliminate your pain – and change your life!

Posted In: Chiropractic