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Sciatica is a serious pain condition affecting millions of Americans. A pinched nerve can trigger lower back pain that radiates down the sciatic nerve, carrying this pain through the buttocks and legs. Many patients also experience numbness and tingling sensations in the lower body. If you are suffering from sciatica pain, chiropractic adjustments from our Chesapeake chiropractor can help manage this pain. We also offer massage therapy for enhanced pain management.
Chiropractic Adjustments Help Alleviate a Pinched Nerve, Low Back Pain
Chiropractic adjustments are an effective treatment for sciatica because adjustments address the underlying cause for your pain, rather than simply masking the symptoms. A herniated disc in the lower back typically triggers sciatica. If this disc compresses the sciatic nerve, patients will experience radiating and numbing pain sensation along the length of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is one of the body’s major nerves, extending from the lower back down the legs. As long as the herniated disc continues to compress the sciatic nerve, patients will experience low back pain.
Our chiropractors use spinal adjustments to restore alignment to the spine. These adjustments create space for a herniated disc to return to its proper position within the spine. By adjusting the spine, we relieve pressure on a pinched nerve, which in turn relieves low back pain. This is a long-term pain management solution that does not depend on medication to “cover up” symptoms or invasive surgery. In addition to relieving pain, chiropractic adjustments will improve your overall health. After a series of chiropractic adjustments, patients report sleeping better at night, being able to focus better on work, and a decrease, if not full elimination, of pain.
Patients also benefit from Chesapeake chiropractor Eric Santjer’s Diversified adjusting technique, a hands-on manual manipulation of the spine that relieves pressure on compressed or pinched nerves. Together, these two techniques complement each other and produce optimal results for low back pain relief.
In addition to spinal adjustments, our Chesapeake chiropractor may recommend massage therapy. When the lower back is in constant pain, the muscles can “lock up” in a state of tension, triggering spasms and pain. Therapeutic massage helps the muscles relax, unlocking trapped tension. The act of massaging sore or stiff muscles also increases the flow of fresh, oxygen-rich blood through the body, bringing nourishment to injured soft tissue muscles.
Our practice follows a whole body approach to managing pain. By integrating chiropractic care with massage treatments and complementary therapies, including nutrition counseling, we empower patients to live a healthy, active life.
If you are suffering from sciatica pain, there is hope. Contact our wellness center today to learn more about our treatment options. A pain-free life is just a phone call away!