Many people try and deal with pain on a day-to-day basis. Those with sciatica are all too familiar with this. In fact, sciatica affects about 40% of people. The back and leg pain from sciatica can be debilitating, prevent sleep and make work much more difficult. There are many treatment options, but it’s difficult to manage on your own. In addition, there may not seem like many options available other than medicine which typically treats symptoms but not the cause. However, chiropractic may be able to help! But first, what is sciatica exactly? And how can chiropractic help with sciatica?
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is pain that occurs when your sciatic pain gets pinched. The nerve itself starts in your lower back and travels all the way down each leg. While the sciatic nerve runs down both sides of the lower body, most people who experience sciatica only feel the effects on one side of their body. The pain is typically compared to the feeling of an electric shock or a deep and aching pain. It can also make your legs and feet feel weaker over time and you can lose strength in those limbs. In some cases, sciatica can resolve itself but, if left untreated, it can lead to permanent nerve damage.
How Can Chiropractic Help with Sciatica?
Many common treatments utilized by chiropractors can be helpful to those with sciatica. In many cases, sciatica is a result of the spine pinching part of the sciatic nerve. Chiropractic is one of the best ways to painlessly manipulate or correct the spinal alignment and ‘un-pinch’ the nerve. A chiropractor can make adjustments to the spine and realign it. Realigning the spine can reduce the pressure on the sciatic nerve and many times, remove the pain completely.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, the holistic view of chiropractic can take the improvement further. They can help create stretches and exercise plans to help prevent or reduce sciatic pain. They also can help with physical therapy and deep tissue massage, both of which can help sciatica. Overall, chiropractic is the perfect way to treat and manage sciatica.
Chiropractor for Sciatica in Erie & Longmont, CO
Sciatica is a condition that occurs when something is pinching or compressing the sciatic nerve. That nerve runs from your lower back, through your hips, and down both legs. The symptoms are often lower back and/or leg pain. Chiropractic can help through the use of spinal adjustments, physical therapy and lifestyle changes.
If you’re interested in seeing a chiropractor or even in a chiropractic adjustment, visit us at one of our offices in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process. In fact, we have been voted “Best of the West” eleven times. Our aim is to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance.
We specialize in treating patients suffering from spinal pain and many other maladies and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!