An Overview of Sciatica from Love Chiropractic Center
At Love Chiropractic Center, we are a chiropractor in Concord and Harrisburg, and we provide chiropractic care to those who suffer from Sciatica.
Sciatica Symptoms and Causes
Among the various reasons why patients come to see us, one of the most common is called sciatica. For those who might not know, sciatica is the term used to describe irritation of the sciatic nerve. This is one of the largest nerves in the body. It starts in the back and runs down the vertebrae before it divides and enters each leg individually. Because the nerve is so large, there are plenty of opportunities for this nerve to become inflamed. When this happens, this leads to lower back pain.
If someone has sciatica, they often feel the pain that leaves the back and passes down into the legs. This can present in numerous ways. Some people feel weakness in their back and legs. Other people feel a sense of numbness or tingling. Other people might feel shock-like pains that pass down their legs. These are all common symptoms of sciatica.
There are also numerous reasons why someone might suffer from sciatica; however, the biggest reason is that the sciatic nerve is compressed in some way. There are several reasons why someone might have a compressed sciatic nerve. First, some people might have a knot in their muscles that tighten around the sciatic nerve leading to pain. Other people might have swelling that compresses the nerve in some way. In other cases, there might be alignment issues that places added stress on the nerve. All these issues can lead to sciatica.
The Treatment of Sciatica: Acupuncture
The good news is that we specialize in the treatment of back pain, including pain caused by sciatica. First, we want to figure out how long your symptoms have been going on, where they are located, and what you have already done to try to fix them. Then, we will conduct a physical exam to make sure that we are not missing anything.
Finally, we will use manual therapy, including acupuncture, to treat sciatica. Some people think that surgery and medications are required; however, this is not always the case. We can use delicate needles that have been perfectly placed to treat sciatica without exposing you to dangerous side effects and complications. We will get you feeling better in no time!
Call Love Chiropractic Center Today to Make an Appointment
At Love Chiropractic Center, we serve the Concord and Harrisburg area, providing chiropractic care to those in need. To make an appointment with our chiropractor, please give us a call! We would be honored to help you with all your healthcare needs.