Sciatica can affect your back, buttocks, and extend down into your legs. You do not have to suffer from the pain and other symptoms of sciatica. By understanding what sciatica is, you will see how chiropractic care gets to the root of the problem without having to rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery. At John A Kulig Chiropractic in Oak Lawn, we provide natural relief that does not just mask your pain.
Sciatica describes pain, numbness, tingling, and burning that can extend anywhere from your lower back and down each of your legs. It happens when you have an injury affecting the sciatic nerve which is the largest nerve in the body. The sciatic nerve extends throughout your lower back, buttocks, and legs. Sciatica can also stem from the compression of this nerve.
It is also an issue that can occur in either the first or third trimester of pregnancy. During the first trimester, it is from certain hormonal changes. In the last trimester, it occurs from the pressure of the unborn baby pressing on the nerve. Sitting for prolonged periods can worsen your symptoms. You might also notice that sneezing or coughing exasperates the issue.
Sciatica Relief from a Chiropractor
First and foremost, our chiropractor will thoroughly assess you to determine the root cause of your sciatica. This will include a physical examination, asking you a few questions about your symptoms, and their frequency, and possibly imaging.
In cases when there is a pinched nerve, herniated disc, or other similar conditions, our chiropractor may recommend natural pain relief methods. A spinal alignment, also known as a spinal adjustment, consists of our chiropractor manually moving the bones in your back. Moving these vertebrae will ease the pressure on the sciatic nerve caused by the herniated disc, pinched nerve, or bone spur.
Chiropractic exercises are also often a part of the treatment plan for sciatica relief. During these exercises, our chiropractor will have you make certain movements that gently stretch the muscles and other soft tissue surrounding the sciatic nerve. This can relieve the swelling, which takes the pressure off of the sciatic nerve. Massage therapy may also be part of your treatment plan. It aids in the reduction of swelling of your soft tissue.
Sciatica can interfere with your daily life by making it uncomfortable or impossible to complete simple tasks. You may even notice that it is difficult to sit and relax. Fortunately, chiropractic care provides natural relief that focuses on the source of your pain.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica Relief in Oak Lawn, IL
Are you looking for sciatica relief? Call John A Kulig Chiropractic today at 708-398-6299 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kulig.