Sciatica Nerve Pain
Sudden, sharp back pain can strike at any moment. Suffering from sudden sharp pain can mean you might be suffering from sciatica. Sciatica is a condition caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve, and it can be incredibly debilitating. Worst of all, it can be difficult to determine if your symptoms are truly due to sciatica without the help of a professional chiropractor.
At Ries Wellness in Chicago, IL, we'll help identify the root cause of your lower back pain and determine whether it is due to sciatica or another condition. We're here to help you recover from your sciatica or other causes of acute or chronic pain. Through high-quality chiropractic care, you can start getting your life back in no time.
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a condition in which the sciatic nerve that runs from the lower back to the outer side of each leg becomes compressed. Sciatica can be caused due to a variety of factors, including:
Herniated or bulging discs, which is when the disc in between the vertebrae burst and cause fluid to leak out and irritate the sciatic nerve. This causes sciatic nerve pain, which can run from the lower back to the lower extremities and is characterized as sharp in nature. In addition, pain, sciatica can cause other symptoms, including:
- Numbness in the lower extremities
- Pain upon twisting, sitting, or standing for long periods of time
- Tingling in the extremities
- Pain that radiates to either side of the leg
How Can a Chiropractor Help My Sciatic Nerve Pain?
Our chiropractor will help determine the root cause of your lower back pain by conducting a full physical exam. He may also conduct imaging tests such as x-rays that can allow them to get a better look at your overall musculoskeletal system.
He may also ask you questions about the type of pain you're experiencing, when it started, and if anything makes it better. Afterward, our chiropractor will help determine the appropriate treatment for your sciatica. This can include spinal decompression, which gently pulls apart the spine and allows the discs in between the vertebra to go back into place.
Manual and spinal adjustments can also correct the spine and help alleviate compression of the sciatic nerve.
Find Relief from Sciatic Nerve Pain
At Ries Wellness in Chicago, IL, we can help you find the root cause of your back pain and prescribe the proper treatment, including chiropractic care for sciatica. You may start to see relief in as little as a few weeks. Call us to schedule an appointment at (312) 636-3786.