27 Sep Treating Your Sciatica Naturally
Sciatica is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve is damaged or irritated. Because the source of this pain can involve conditions such as a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or compression by nearby muscles, your chiropractic office in McAllen will be able to treat not only the pain, but the underlying problem so that you can feel better than you have in a long time.
In order to know if you are experiencing sciatic pain, it is important for you to pay close attention to your symptoms, and to report them to your chiropractor. Common sciatica symptoms include:
- Consistent pain on one side of your leg or buttock
- Pain aggravated by sitting for extended times
- General weakness or numbness in one leg or foot
- Sharp pain—burning or tingling
Sometimes nerve compression occurs in your spine, possibly from a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Other times, sciatic nerve irritation occurs in the gluteal region, or buttocks. In either case, your symptoms can be felt radiating down the leg, sometimes all the way to the foot.
With quality chiropractic care, your chiropractor should work with you in order to better understand your pain. In this way, we can treat the cause of sciatica, using noninvasive adjustments that work with your body instead of against it and healing you from the inside out. This means that you no longer have to take medications to manage your pain—you can be treated for your sciatic nerve pain naturally.
Contact us today to learn more and see what a difference chiropractic can make for you.