Sciatica is a term that’s often used to refer to leg and lower back pain. However, the sciatic nerve consists of a group of bundled nerves that run from your lower back to your toes. Patients who suffer from sciatica experience pulsating pain that’s caused by inflammation and compression of the nerves.
Common Symptoms Associated With Sciatica
Patients who visit our Atlanta Chiropractors for sciatica relief often come into our clinic with significant pain that shoots from their lower back to their feet. Depending on the circumstances, some patients may experience constant or intermittent pain that leads to numbness, aches, and burning sensations.
Recognized Causes of Sciatica
Compression of the sciatic nerve can develop anywhere within the nerve itself. The sciatic nerve derives from the lower lumbar and sacral areas. At times, irritation or compression occurs in the spine because of the presence of subluxations in the vertebrae. Irritation can also derive from sore muscles that are applying pressure to the sciatic nerve, with the two most common being the piriformis or buttocks.
Atlanta Chiropractic Treatment For Sciatica
Most cases of sciatica are treated or managed with non-invasive solutions associated with Chiropractic. Adjustments or spinal manipulation of the lumbar and sacral spine is proven to help restore flexibility and motion to the affected lower vertebras, while also alleviating nerve compression. Heat therapy can also be used to help reduce inflammation, improve flexibility, and relieve pain.
Although pain medications and prescription drugs are often used to address the symptoms associated with sciatica, they are not permanent solutions. If you or someone you know suffers from sciatica, contact AICA Atlanta to learn more about the treatment solutions offered at our clinic. All of our techniques are non-invasive and are void of adverse side effects, which allows you to achieve immediate pain relief without exposing you to more potential harm.
Contact or call AICA Atlanta today to schedule a free consultation or a complete examination for treatment. Just dial (404) 889-8828.