Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica in Fayetteville
Sciatica is a type of lower back pain that radiates down through the buttocks and into the legs. It can occur on one or both sides and in some cases may radiate down the leg as far as the ankle and foot. Chiropractic care is typically effective at managing and treating sciatica, and our doctor here at Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center in Fayetteville can help you recover.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica pain starts in the lower back or buttocks and travels down one or both legs. It may be dull, sharp, achy, cramping, or pins-and-needles in sensation. Sometimes, sciatica is accompanied by numbness or tingling. Sciatica pain can also be constant or intermittent, as well as mild, moderate, or severe.
Causes of Sciatica
The pain that is referred to as sciatica is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. This pressure can be caused by any number of things, including injury, degenerative disc disease, and even non-medical issues such as chronically sitting on your wallet. One common cause of sciatica is injuring a particular muscle that the sciatic nerve runs along, called the piriformis muscle. When this muscle tightens due to cramping or spasm, it puts pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica
The first thing our chiropractor will do when you visit us for sciatica is determine what is causing your pain. Sciatica is a symptom, not a diagnosis, so we will need to figure out what is going on before we can begin treatment. Chiropractic treatment can begin once we know what the underlying cause of the disorder is.
Some treatments depend on the cause of your sciatica, while others may be used no matter what the issue is:
- Ice and heat to reduce inflammation and pain
- Treatments such as heat therapy that bring additional blood flow to the injured area
- Chiropractic adjustments for problems relating to spinal alignment
- Lifestyle changes such as using certain seat cushions or not sitting on your wallet anymore
Chiropractic care can help you develop a plan for dealing with your sciatica without drugs or invasive medical procedures. Our chiropractor will help you find an accurate diagnosis and create a customized treatment plan to relieve pain and heal the underlying causes of the issue.
Visit Our Chiropractor in Fayetteville
If you are suffering from sciatica pain, our chiropractor here at Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center in Fayetteville can help. To make an appointment, call us today at (910) 484-2001, or use our online scheduling system to request a specific date and time!