Sciatica Treatment with our Houston Chiropractor
A trip to the chiropractor may be first on your list if you’re experiencing back pain. But what if the pain isn’t confined to your back? The fact is that our experienced chiropractors in Houston can treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions that include, but are not limited to, misalignments of the spine. It’s also the case that problems with your spinal alignment can cause wide-ranging symptoms that you might not at first associate with your back. Sciatica is one of those conditions.
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, describes a collection of symptoms that involve pain radiating through your buttocks and down along the back of your leg. It usually only affects one side of your body at a time, and it’s actually the result of nerve root impingement or irritation in the area of your lumbar spine. The sciatic nerve is composed of five nerve roots that emerge from your spinal column in the lumbar region, and the precise location of your symptoms will be dictated in part by where the impingement occurs.
Symptoms and Causes of Sciatica
This nerve root disturbance can be caused by a number of different underlying conditions, including a slipped, herniated or bulging disc. These can result from an acute injury or from stress and poor posture that takes its toll over time. Other underlying medical issues that can cause sciatica include spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease.
Any of these conditions can lead you to develop the classic symptoms of sciatica, which include a pain that is constant, but that may be worse when you are sitting. It tends to affect only one side of your body, and it may include lower back pain, although that is less common. The nature of the pain can be tingling, burning or searing, and it may be accompanied by numbness or weakness, making it difficult to use your leg in extreme cases.
Benefits of Chiropractic Sciatica Treatments
Because the underlying cause of your sciatica symptoms is related to a misalignment or your spine or other similar issue, chiropractic treatments can be very effective in relieving sciatica pain and preventing its recurrence. Our chiropractor has extensive experience dealing with this type of issue, and we’ll put together a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
The benefits of chiropractic treatment for sciatica include its non-invasive nature and the fact that we don’t rely on prescription pain medication to alleviate your symptoms. Instead, we target the source of the problem, utilizing gentle manipulative techniques to reduce inflammation, restore proper alignment, and allow your body to heal naturally.
Contact Our Houston Chiropractors for Sciatica Treatment
To learn more about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment, call one of our two Houston chiropractic clinic locations today. You can reach our Vintage Park office at (281) 251-3531, or our North Loop office at (281) 749-1861. Our Houston chiropractors are happy to answer any questions you have about chiropractic care for sciatica.