Have you been experiencing pain that runs from your back into your legs? You may have a condition known as sciatica. While this pain could generally be mild, it can become at times and greatly impact your quality of life. Medications rarely work for this condition. Chiropractic care has grown to be a preferred treatment to address the causes and provide relief for sciatica.
Let’s look at what you need to know about sciatica, its causes, and how a chiropractic care expert can help. If you suspect you have this condition, our team at Rasmussen Chiropractic LLC in New Albany will perform a comprehensive exam and create a customized treatment plan to provide pain relief and support the healing process.
What is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that starts at the end of your spinal cord and runs into your legs. It helps you control and move your feet and legs. It also provides sensation to these areas. Sciatica occurs when the nerve becomes irritated, inflamed, or pressed on for too long resulting in pain. Some people get one instance of sciatica, but for others, it can continue off and on.
What Causes Sciatica?
Sciatica is often the result of tension in your back or spine that creates pressure on your sciatic nerve. If you are not standing correctly due to poor posture, if you lift something improperly, or if you sit too often without taking a break from time to time, these actions can increase the pressure on your sciatic nerve. Other causes may affect you, including pregnancy, arthritis in your spine or hips, herniated discs in your back, spinal stenosis, and changes to the bony structure of your lower back.
Chiropractic Care Helps Sciatica
Chiropractic care is a field of medicine that helps patients with their posture, movement, and overall function. This can include using exercises to stretch your body, restoring the proper placement of the spine to prevent pressure on the nerve roots or nerves, and teaching you how to avoid unsafe positions when you lift or carry things.
In the case of sciatica, a chiropractor can use a variety of different techniques to treat the problem and manage your symptoms. We may use acupuncture, ultrasound therapy, electrostimulation, manual manipulation, and other methods to address the cause of your sciatic nerve pain.
Contact Rasmussen Chiropractic LLC for Sciatica Relief in New Albany, IN
If you are experiencing sciatica and live in or around New Albany, contact Dr. Rasmussen and Dr. Breger at Rasmussen Chiropractic LLC. Call our team today at (812) 949-2273 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.