If you have been told you need surgery, strong pain medications or other invasive procedures for your sciatica, you should try chiropractic care first. Simmons Specific Chiropractic in Midland can help reduce your sciatic nerve pain by locating the source of your injury and devising a non-invasive, drug-free care plan to heal those injuries.
Sciatic Nerve Pain Causes
Sciatic nerve pain can be caused by a variety of illnesses and injuries. The most common cause of lower back and leg pain is a herniated disc. Herniated discs occur when the inner material of the disc breaks through the tougher, outer layer and puts pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatic can also be caused by degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and spondylolithesis.
Symptoms of Sciatic Nerve Pain
Sciatic nerve pain causes radiating pain in the lower back as well as pain in the buttocks and leg pain. Individuals with sciatic nerve pain often have trouble sitting for long periods of time and may have difficulty walking.
- Buttock and Leg Pain
- Difficulty Walking
- Increased Pain While Sitting
- Lower Back Pain
Treatment for Sciatic Nerve Pain from our Chiropractor
Our chiropractor in Midland can diagnose the exact causes of your sciatic nerve pain and recommend a treatment program to lower your pain and help heal your underlying injuries.
Sciatic nerve pain treatment typically starts with chiropractic adjustments, which are designed to properly position your vertebrae so that they are not compressing your sciatic nerve. Adjustments are beneficial for reducing sciatic nerve pain that is caused by spinal stenosis in the lower back, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and spondylolithesis.
Certain exercises have been proven effective for controlling sciatic nerve pain. The goal of these exercises is to strengthen your back and reduce the pressure on your sciatic nerve. Our chiropractor in Midland may recommend a range of exercises and stretches as well as low impact aerobic exercises.
Mechanical contraction compliments chiropractic adjustments and corrective exercises by improving the effectiveness of the adjustment and helping your muscles release lactic acid after a workout. Mechanical contraction also helps improve flexibility, and it can help relax tight, sore spots in the muscles to provide you with an overall reduction in your pain.
Contact Our Midland Chiropractor Today!
To schedule an appointment for your sciatic nerve pain, call our Midland chiropractic office at 989-923-2225. We are located at 5108 Eastman Avenue, Ste 1. Our friendly and knowledgeable team looks forward to meeting you!