One of the services that we offer at Roseville Chiropractor is sciatica nerve pain. This is a pain that begins in the lower part of the back and travels through the legs. The level of pain that occurs varies in intensity and frequency. The pain could be mild to moderate and become intensely more painful. It does vary depending on what caused the nerve damage and this has to be considered whenever we treat your sciatica pain issues.
Sciatica pain is usually described as a sharp pain that feels like needles or a sharp electric shot. Some of our patients describe the pain as a burning sensation or numbness in their legs. This type of pain is very painful and can cause more pain that many people are prepared to deal with. It is important to note that sciatica is the symptom of a disorder and not an actual disorder itself.
What Causes Sciatic Nerve Pain
The pain is caused by compression on the sciatic nerve. A herniated disc, lumbar spine subluxations, tumors, constipation, diabetes, or a bulging disc are all things that can cause sciatic nerve pain. A primary cause of sciatica is piriformis syndrome. This is a muscle located in the buttock that runs diagonally from the lower spine to the upper surface of the femur. The sciatic nerve runs through the muscle. This nerve is often affected by slips and falls and can also be caused by arthritis.
When the spasms caused by these things is on the piriformis muscle it pinches that sciatic nerve, which causes the pain that you may experience. In many cases the sciatic nerve is inflamed, which is why you experience the pain that you feel. When you suffer from sciatic nerve compressions, you could also feel numbness in certain muscles. If you experience sciatic nerve pain let us help you minimize your pain at Roseville Chiropractor.
Getting a Diagnosis
As you may already know, Roseville Chiropractor treats the symptoms of your sciatica rather than just treating the existing pain. This is why our chiropractors perform such a thorough job of finding out what the cause of your problem is.
Diagnosing our patients involves our learning as much about their medical history as possible. This involves a physical exam and neurological examinations. We use x-rays, MRI’s and x-rays to help us get to the bottom of the problem so that we can receive the most accurate diagnosis possible.
Treating Sciatic Symptoms
Our patients receive a treatment plan based on their diagnosis. The type of treatment that you receive might even include several types of treatments. This might include non-evasive treatments, such as ice/cold therapies, ultrasound, TENS or some type of spinal adjustments.
With the extensive training of our chiropractors at Roseville Chiropractor we are able to adjust your spine in different ways in order to effectively treat subluxations. The treatments could vary in the level of velocity thrusts to applying pressure to the appropriate areas. To make sure any adjustments made are properly administered, rely on Roseville Chiropractor.