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Sciatica is caused by damage to the sciatic nerve that goes through the lower back, hips, buttocks, and legs. It causes pain in your body and is caused by damage to the nerve. It is a series of symptoms, not a disease that is caused by different medical conditions. Sciatica is caused by a herniated disc that leaks due to damage due to aging or accidents, a pinched nerve, overgrowth of the bones, narrowing of the spine, and other diseases.
Churn Creek Chiropractic offers several different therapies that can help you with sciatica pain and the medical conditions that cause it. They have chiropractic care, massage therapy, and corrective exercise.
Sometimes you will have pain on one side of the buttock or legs or pain in the lower back that radiates downward. A numbness or feeling of pins and needles in the legs and feet are common. Often you feel weakness or numbness when moving your foot or leg. The intensity of the pain can vary from mild, aching, to very painful. When you move in a certain way this often aggravates the symptoms. Pain can be triggered by exercising and you may have pain at night that makes it hard for you to fall asleep.
The sciatica nerve is the largest one in the human body and connects your spinal cord with the legs and foot muscles. The pain is generally caused by compressed nerves along its path. Don't suffer from pain when there are treatments available that do not use surgery or medications.
Our chiropractor offers hands-on manipulation or table adjustments that help with sciatica pain. Our diversified techniques adjust the spine and reduce pain in the joints and tissue. The chiropractic techniques used are Gonstead, Palmer, and Flexion. The Gonstead technique developed by Dr. Gonstead focuses on balancing the body by performing adjustments on the spine, hips, pelvis, and legs. The Flexion technique uses a specially designed table for adjustments that moves and is a gentler therapy. The Palmer technique uses a combination of techniques suited to treat your specific medical condition. Chiropractic care reduces pain and inflammation, increases mobility and helps with flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
Depending on the cause of your sciatica pain, deep tissue massage therapy targets a specific area of the body or an injury. The therapist will apply pressure to certain points and muscles along the sciatica nerve. This massage therapy increases blood flow to the injury, reduces pain, and improves flexibility of the limbs and spine. It stimulates healing in the body and is used with other therapies to treat sciatica.
The doctor will design an exercise program for your medical condition at the office that will help you with flexibility and pain. At the office, they will work with you and show you how to perform these exercises. You will be able to do some of them at home. These exercises strengthen your spine, muscles, and nerves, and reduce further injury to you. These therapies help your bones, muscles, and joints heal correctly.
Contact us at 530-221-4991 to make an appointment to diagnose the condition causing sciatica pain. We will design a custom program to treat your condition using different therapies.