Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica
While many people do not realize it is an option, chiropractic care is a common way to relieve sciatic pain. At Optimal Health Chiropractic and Massage, our chiropractor understands how important it is to get relief if you suffer from back pain. If you live in Edmonds, WA, we can use chiropractic techniques to help you get the relief you need.
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the human body. The sciatic nerve originates in the lower back and runs through the buttocks and down the back of each leg. Sciatica typically affects only one side of the body. When something goes wrong, you may experience severe pain that can keep you from walking. Even if the pain is relatively mild, it may keep you from living your best life while suffering.
Treatment for Sciatica
The treatment for sciatica depends on the underlying cause and severity of the symptoms. In many cases, sciatica can be managed effectively with common therapies. Although, sciatica doesn't always go away and can worsen if you leave it untreated. People usually try an over-the-counter painkiller, especially if it has a more serious cause, such as a herniated disk or bone spur.
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
Our chiropractor spends years learning how to treat pain to offer holistic methods. Chiropractic adjustment and massage are some of the most common physical techniques. Still, our chiropractor will also advise you on posture, exercise, and nutritional choices to help you feel your best.
Before starting treatment, our chiropractor will take X-rays to ensure there isn't an obvious physical cause of your suffering. Once you discuss your problems, our chiropractor will use these methods to help you get the best results.
Visit Optimal Health Chiropractic and Massage
We can help determine the underlying cause of your sciatica and recommend appropriate treatment options based on your needs and medical history. Sometimes, a combination of chiropractic care, physical therapy, and pain management can be the best course of action.
Optimal Health Chiropractic and Massage in Edmonds, WA, can help you find relief for back pain using chiropractic techniques instead of unnecessary medication and surgery. If you want to see the comfort you need with advice on remaining pain-free, call (425) 361-1839 so we can start a personalized program for you.