Old Mill Chiropractic Offers Relief From Sciatica Pain and Numbness
Sciatica is a nerve condition that can cause a variety of symptoms, from pain to weakness on the affected side. Chiropractic techniques can help to relieve symptoms, without the use of strong medications or invasive procedures. At Old Mill Chiropractic, we offer care for sciatica symptoms, to reduce discomfort and improve function
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body and runs from the lower spine, through the pelvis and down the backs of the legs. This nerve can be damaged by spinal disc problems, injury, overgrowth of bone on the spine or from conditions such as diabetes. chronic. Age, obesity and prolonged sitting are risk factors associated with the development of sciatica.
Common Symptoms of Sciatica
Symptoms can occur anywhere along the sciatic nerve pathway. Pain may originate in the lower back and radiate down the back of the leg. Frequently, pain is experienced when standing from a sitting position. Discomfort usually affects only one side of the body. Symptoms can be intermittent or chronic. Prolonged sitting may exacerbate the problem. Some individuals experience tingling along the nerve pathway or numbness in the affected leg. Weakness can also occur, which may affect the ability to walk or exercise normally.
Causes of Sciatica
Stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column, may cause pressure on the sciatic nerve. Degenerative disc disease may also cause these symptoms. Women who are pregnant may experience sciatica when the increasing weight of the growing fetus creates pressure on the nerve. Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one disc slips forward over another, which can lead to nerve pressure and pain.
Your Lexington Chiropractor Can Help Sciatica Symptoms
Manual adjustment can help to relieve pressure on discs that can lead to impingement of the sciatic nerve. Icing therapy can help to reduce inflammation along the nerve pathway and reduce pain. Massage therapy may also be used to improve circulation and relieve pain. Corrective exercise can help to reduce pressure on the nerve.
Make Old Mill Chiropractic Lexington Chiropractor For Sciatic Nerve Pain
Dr. Eric Nazerenko uses a functional approach of chiropractic care to improve the general health and function of his patients in Lexington, SC, and surrounding communities. We offer chiropractic methods, massage therapy, nutritional counseling and rehabilitative therapies to help a variety of conditions. Call Old Mill Chiropractic today at 803-808-0711 for an appointment to learn about the techniques that can help your sciatica discomfort.