Sciatica Treatments

If sciatica symptoms are putting a halt to your life, it’s time to seek help from Dr. James Monk at Monk Chiropractic Clinic in Chickasha, OK.

Sciatica and Chiropractic Relief

Nearly half of the American population suffers from sciatica at some point in their lives. This common issue causes a great deal of suffering and – often – a sense of hopelessness. In the guide below, Dr. Monk and the team at Monk Chiropractic Clinic in Chickasha, OK, share what sciatica is, how it develops, and how chiropractic care can help.

Basics of Sciatica

Sciatica is a term used to describe a set of symptoms. These symptoms come from the sciatic nerve being pinched or compressed – hence the name.

Your sciatic nerves originate in the lower back. One on each side travels down each leg to the foot. In many cases, one of them becomes compressed due to a herniated disc in the lower back, leading to symptoms such as:

  • Sharp, shooting pains from the back down through the leg
  • Burning sensations
  • Numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in the extremities

Sufferers often feel temporary relief from these symptoms after walking around or changing activities or positions.

How Can Sciatica Be Treated?

Chiropractic care and acupuncture have proven effective as a natural method of relief. It focuses on addressing the issue that is causing the nerve compression.

Spinal adjustments play a central role, as they restore alignment to the spine. When the spine is aligned properly, it removes unnecessary pressure on the discs, muscles, or nerves.

Therapeutic exercises are also a key treatment technique. They help stretch the spine, which in turn creates space for all spinal components. They also help strengthen the core muscles that provide support to the spine.

Soft tissue therapy is also often used to help relieve tension and inflammation, stimulate tissue repair, and improve blood circulation. Your chiropractor will also guide you through changes you can make and habits you can build in your daily life to improve your general spinal wellness, enhance healing, and prevent future pain.

You don’t have to keep suffering from sciatica. Dr. Monk and his team at Monk Chiropractic Clinic in Chickasha, OK, offer various techniques combined into a personalized relief plan for your needs. Call (405) 222-1113 to schedule an appointment today.

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