Are you dealing with sciatica? If so, you’ve likely tried at-home remedies to find relief, such as using a heating pad, taking over-the-counter medication, and doing gentle stretches. But those remedies may only work for a short time because you may be just masking the pain, instead of treating the underlying cause of your sciatica. If you are in need of additional pain relief, consult with Back & Neck Pain Center. We help individuals in Oldsmar, Florida, and throughout the area find relief from sciatica with expert treatment from our chiropractor, Dr. Monte Venis.
The sciatic nerve starts at the lower back and travels down each leg to the toes. It is the longest nerve in the body and inflammation, pinching, irritation, and compression can occur throughout it, resulting in numbness and tingling, weakness, and pain that can feel sharp, burning, or stabbing. Sciatica is typically the result of a spinal condition, such as:
At Back & Neck Pain Center, Dr. Venis takes an individualized approach with each patient in order to develop treatment plans that are uniquely tailored to their needs. He will learn about the mechanisms of your injury, your lifestyle habits, and your medical history to determine the cause of your sciatica. Some patients may need imaging tests to confirm a diagnosis. Your treatment plan may involve hands-on spinal manipulation, the Cox flexion-distraction technique, myofascial release, the Activator instrument method, cold or heat therapy, or even gentle massage with anti-inflammatory cream.
If you need sciatica treatment and you live in Oldsmar, FL, contact Back & Neck Pain Center today to schedule an evaluation with our chiropractor. We’ll be glad to help you!