Find Pain Relief from Sciatica With Chiropractic Care
Sciatica is a symptom, not a condition. In other words it’s a red flag for an underlying issue. Studies show chiropractic care excels at treating and alleviating sciatic pain.
At Allen County Chiropractic Wellness Center in Fort Wayne, we identify the root of your sciatica and help provide pain relief through conservative methods, including various chiropractic and massage methods, and acupuncture.
What Causes Sciatica
Statistics show that approximately 90% of sciatica cases are due to a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Other common causes are lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal), spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebrae), traumatic injury, piriformis syndrome (muscle pressing sciatic nerve), or even a spinal tumor.
All of the above put pressure on your sciatic nerve, which runs from the base of your spine and into your feet. You feel the pressure in the form of pain that radiates down your legs. Sometimes numbness and tingling are present as well. Sciatic pain always needs an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
How Our Chiropractors Help With Sciatica
Chiropractic Care - When appropriate, we can manipulate your spine the way it needs to take pressure off the sciatic nerve. This reduces pain and allows for proper nerve signaling, which often leads to long term relief.
Myofascial Release - This is a form of muscle work that reduces adhesions, scar tissue and muscle spasms. Often we’ll work on your back hips, glutes, and legs to relax and loosen muscles so they stop squeezing the sciatic nerves. This provides much-needed pain relief.
Massage Therapy - Similar to myofascial release, massage therapy goes deeper to release muscle tension. It also stimulates the release of endorphins, a chemical that relieves pain and makes you feel better mentally. There are various forms of massage proven beneficial for relieving sciatica.
Acupuncture - This millenia practice can help with sciatic pain in four ways: relaxes tight muscles, improves circulation, improves nerve function, and reduces pain signals. It’s also shown to reduce inflammation, which allows your sciatic nerve to regenerate.
Treat Sciatica at Allen County Chiropractic Wellness Center
Our chiropractors utilize various methods to treat sciatic pain. We will perform a thorough exam to ensure accurate diagnosis before providing any form of treatment. Our goal is to correct the underlying cause of sciatica so you can finally achieve true pain relief.
Have questions or are ready to schedule an appointment? Give us a call at (260) 432-7339. We look forward to helping your body heal itself out of pain.