How a Chiropractor Can Help Alleviate Sciatica Pain
Sciatica refers to a painful medical condition that manifests in the back and legs. It is characterized by intense lower back pain that may travel down one or both legs – pain that can easily interrupt one’s daily routine and even the simplest of life’s pleasures. At Rawlinson Chiropractic, we offer different chiropractic treatment options that provide sciatic pain relief for those individuals who work/live in and around Tracy, CA.
Sciatica refers to a medical condition characterized by intense pain created by an inflamed or irritated sciatic nerve. Sciatica can be the result of an injury or trauma, a herniated disc, and more. The sciatic nerve – which is recognized to be the body’s largest, travels through the lower back, the hip area, and down each leg. Pain from an inflamed or compressed sciatic nerve can become unbearable and disrupt one’s ability to complete important activities of daily living.
How Does a Chiropractor Offer Sciatica Pain Relief?
A chiropractor treating sciatica may seek to reduce any pressure on the sciatic nerve through various means. Through gentle sciatica treatment adjustments, a chiropractor can help shift the space between spinal discs, and as a result, this specific sciatica treatment may help reduce the pressure applied to the sciatic nerve. Our chiropractor can provide treatments to help with sciatica pain, including
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Corrective exercises
- Lifestyle advice
A chiropractor will also help you understand better ways to stand and move as a means to avoid another sciatica flare-up in the future.
With a doctor’s approval, there are several self-care options that can be used to help when the pain becomes acute, or the sciatic nerve radiates pain -
- Gentle stretching: This is used to improve flexibility and range of motion.
- Gentle exercise: While many tend to stop moving to avoid pain, gentle exercises have the potential to reduce pain as well as strengthen one’s core muscles.
Help Get Sciatica Pain Relief and Sciatica Treatment with Our Chiropractor on Our Chiropractic Care Team
If you are experiencing back and leg pain and think it may be sciatica-related, contact us at Rawlinson Chiropractic in Tracy, CA, at (209) 229-8756 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Rawlinson and his staff look forward to developing a customized plan to get you back a life without sciatic pain. We are here to help you get your life back from sciatica and lower back pain.