When it comes to pain in the lower back and legs, there are only a few conditions that are as limiting as sciatica. This condition can make even the simplest tasks seem impossible and can leave sufferers feeling frustrated and hopeless. However, there is hope. With proper treatment and care, most people with sciatica can find relief from their symptoms and go on to lead normal, active lives.
Are you experiencing sciatica? At Proficient Chiropractic in Overland, our chiropractors will evaluate your situation to determine if you have this condition. We will create an individualized sciatica treatment plan to help you find the relief that you need.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a condition that results when the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the leg, becomes impinged or irritated. The sciatic nerve is the largest in the body, and it runs from the lower back down to the feet. Irritation to this nerve can cause pain, tingling, or numbness in the lower back and legs.
Sciatica can be severe and may make it difficult to walk, stand, and sometimes even sit. The symptoms of sciatica can vary from person to person, but often include pain, tingling, and numbness in the leg, back, and buttocks. Some people may also experience muscle weakness and incontinence.
Causes of Sciatica
There are many potential causes of sciatica, including:
- Herniated discs
- Piriformis syndrome
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal tumors
- Trauma or injuries to the spine
Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica
At Proficient Chiropractic in Overland, we provide quality chiropractic services for sciatica. Our chiropractors will work to find the source of your pain and provide relief. We will use a variety of techniques, including spinal manipulation, massage therapy, spinal decompression, ultrasound therapy, and heat and cold therapies in your treatment plan. In addition, we may also recommend certain lifestyle changes, exercises, and stretches to help you regain mobility and strength.
Visit Proficient Chiropractic in Overland, MO
If you are experiencing radiating pain in your lower back and through to your legs, you may have sciatica. Our team at Proficient Chiropractic will provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you have this condition and provide tailored treatment to help you find relief. Call our team today at (314) 447-0725 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.