Sciatica is a common problem that can cause pain, tingling, and numbness in the lower back and legs. We would like to answer some of the common questions about sciatica relief. Our team at Spine Align Chiropractic Center in Greenville will help you find relief for your sciatica. Let’s look at some of the questions that we run into and how chiropractic care can help.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve in the leg becomes irritated, compressed, or pinched. This can lead to lower back and leg pain, tingling, and numbness. There are several potential causes for sciatica, including bulging or herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, auto accident injuries, and spinal stenosis.
What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?
The most common symptom of sciatica is pain in the lower back or legs. Other symptoms may include tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness. Sciatica can be intermittent or constant and it may get worse with sitting or standing for long periods. This may be especially true in the morning when you first wake up.
Will My Sciatica Go Away on Its Own?
Most cases of sciatica will eventually go away on their own, but it can take as long as months to do so. In some cases, sciatica will go away but the pain may come back. In these cases, other interventions may be necessary to ensure long-term relief.
How Do I Find Relief?
The most common way to treat sciatica is by visiting a chiropractor. Chiropractors can perform a thorough exam to find the root cause of your sciatica. A chiropractor will use a variety of techniques to get you back on your feet. These may include spinal decompression, manual adjustments, massage therapy, and lifestyle changes like exercise and ergonomic changes.
Visit Spine Align Chiropractic Center in Greenville, NC
If you are experiencing the symptoms of sciatica and live in or around Greenville, contact Dr. Vellan and Dr. Prusinski at Spine Align Chiropractic Center to schedule an appointment. We will perform a thorough exam and create a customized treatment plan to help you feel better as quickly as possible. Call our team today at (252) 355-1770 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.