Sciatica Treatment With Chiropractic Care
Are you dealing with mysterious shooting pains down your hips and the backs of your legs? You may be suffering from a condition known as sciatica. At OptiLux Wellness Center in New Kensington, PA, our expert staff of doctors and massage therapists are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat your sciatic pain.
What is sciatica?
Sciatica is defined as a shooting pain that radiates down the backs of the legs. It is named after the sciatic nerve, which stretches from the SI joint and down your hamstring on both legs. The pain can be dull, sharp, throbbing, or stabbing. It typically only affects one side of the body, but has been known to occur in both legs depending on the severity of the patient’s condition. In addition to pain, symptoms of sciatica can also include numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness.
What causes sciatica?
Sciatica can have a variety of causes, but the most common sources are herniated discs and bone spurs. Both of these ailments protrude out from the spine and place excessive pressure on the sciatic nerve. This force causes pain to shoot down the backs of the legs.
Sciatica can also be incited by SI joint dysfunction, lumbar degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and inflammation of the pelvic muscles. Your doctor can assist you in determining the source of your sciatica if you don’t have an official diagnosis.
How can I treat my sciatic pain?
Traditional treatments for sciatic pain often feature prescription medications and complicated surgeries. At the very least, most patients with sciatica are constantly reaching for a bottle of over-the-counter pain relievers that lead to stomach damage and other harmful side effects when overused.
At OptiLux Wellness Center, we offer a variety of drug-free, non-invasive treatments that effectively treat sciatica. Our combination of chiropractic care, massage therapy, and other regenerative medicine services can reduce your pain the natural way.
How can regenerative medicine help me?
Regenerative treatments like chiropractic care are especially effective when treating sciatica. Chiropractic focuses on correcting spinal misalignments, which is one of the most common culprits behind chronic pain. These sessions also reduce pressure on your vertebrae, decreasing the amount of force placed on your sciatic nerve.
Schedule an Appointment for Sciatica Treatment
Alleviate your sciatic nerve pain with our regenerative treatments at OptiLux Wellness Center. To schedule an appointment, call (724) 335-5210 or send us a message here.