Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
Sciatica is different from common back pain. With this condition, you might feel pain or uncomfortable nerve sensations that run from your lower back and down one leg, reaching into your calf or foot. Nerve sensations can include numbness, tingling, burning, and muscle weakness. The source of sciatica is nerve compression affecting the sciatic nerve. The key to effective sciatica treatment is to start with an examination. If you are dealing with sciatica, our team at Active Life Chiropractic in Round Rock, TX can help you find relief.
What Is Sciatica
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated. This causes shooting pains from the buttocks down the leg. A spinal misalignment can lead to sciatica. This happens when the structures in the hip and lower back compress the sciatic nerve, which leads to irritation and inflammation. Chiropractic adjustments work to properly align the spine by removing compression from the sciatic nerve. In some cases, sciatica is caused by a herniated or slipped disk or narrowing of the spine. Typically, sciatica symptoms will only impact one side of the body.
Besides the shooting pains that occur, sciatica can also cause:
- Weakness in the affected leg
- Reduction in range of motion
- Trouble sitting comfortably
- Numbness in the affected leg
Sciatica/Lower Back-and-Leg Pain Care
Our practice examines clients with a variety of neck, back, and back pain issues, including sciatica. When you come to an appointment with Dr Angelo, you will receive a thorough examination. If you’re concerned about maybe having sciatica, specific attention will be paid to your back, hips, legs, and feet. Your personal care plan will depend on your specific condition and will include will include spinal adjustments along with individualized stretched and exercises to provide relief and improve mobility and flexibility.
Contact Our Team for Help
Our team at Active Life Chiropractic is ready to help you manage your sciatica by offering a customized chiropractic care plan that works best for you. Give us a call at (512) 520-7607 to schedule your first appointment so you can be on the road to relief.