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Everybody gets aches and pains from time to time. In some cases, though, the symptoms are trying to tell you about an inflamed or damaged nerve. One of the most common conditions we treat is sciatica, which means an inflamed sciatic nerve that causes pain along the lower back, buttock, and leg. By relieving the nerve pressure, chiropractic treatments can provide pain relief or even a cure for sciatica.
Back and Neck Pain Center in Clearwater offers sciatica chiropractic care with a focus on both short-term results and long-term wellness. Call or contact us to schedule an appointment for a sciatica exam and treatment recommendations.
The sciatic nerve stems from the spinal lumbar nerves in the lower back, branching in two parts down each leg all the way to the foot. Nerve compression anywhere along this path can cause sciatic pain.
Patients often describe the problem as shooting pain down the leg, but there are many symptoms:
Sciatica can affect both legs, but usually appears on just one side. That’s because the bulging disc or pinched nerve due to spinal displacement or bone growth tends to affect one side of the sciatic nerve in particular.
Many people write off their own sciatica symptoms as mere soreness. You might think that your leg is “acting up again” and pop a pain pill to ignore it. This is especially true for people with chronic lower back pain, who may not realize that the aching pain they feel in the buttock and leg is part of the same compressed nerve problem.
Sciatica pain can often take weeks to resolve. The problem can return intermittently and even get worse if left untreated. Remember, pain medications and muscle relaxers only mask the problem and do nothing to fix a pinched nerve.
As chiropractors, we take an individualized approach to each case of sciatica. Typical chiropractic spinal adjustments can relieve the pinched nerve, but other treatment methods may be complementary or better suited to your condition.
Chiropractors can treat sciatica caused by many factors, including herniated discs and nerve interference. Whether you have occasional sciatica due to prolonged sitting at work or an acute case after an auto injury, your chiropractor in Clearwater can help with both pain relief and a personalized plan for managing and reversing the symptoms.
See your Clearwater chiropractor for sciatica treatment such as:
Dr. Monte Venis at Back and Neck Pain Center in Clearwater has more than 30 years of experience, including postgraduate study in orthopedics. He has treated thousands of patients with sciatica, bulging discs, low back pain, and related conditions.
Your sciatica treatment may consist of a series of spinal adjustments along with other forms of therapy. We can even provide referrals to other specialists if necessary. Simply put, you’re in good hands with Dr. Venis!
Wouldn’t you rather be free of sciatica pain, free to go about your day without pain? Chiropractic care for sciatica offers a targeted approach to seeking whole-body wellness.
Call (727) 726-4743 or contact us here to request sciatica evaluation and treatment or schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Venis for chiropractic care in Clearwater, FL.