Ever found it difficult to sleep because of the excruciating pain that is being felt from the lower back or buttocks, involving the upper thighs and going down towards the feet? Have you ever felt that the burning, tingling feeling in both the legs is becoming a hurdle not only in your daily chores but also affecting the way you sit, stand, bend, walk etc? If this is the case, then your pain is directly related to the large sciatic nerve that travels from the lower spine towards the foot, that is indeed a medium to connect the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles.
Sciatic nerve pain is described to be as a dull, achy, sharp, debilitating pain associated with the symptoms mentioned as:
- Leg pain that becomes worse while sitting
- An unbearable pain that causes trouble while standing
- Feeling of weakness and numbness when moving the leg or foot
- Burning and tingling sensations
- Proper & Timely Diagnosis!
No matter what type of pain a person is going through, early diagnosis and treatment are the best courses of action. To obtain sciatica pain relief, proper chiropractic care is essential in identifying the underlying cause followed with appropriate treatment measures.
After an in depth study of a person’s medical history, the chiropractor performs certain preliminary tests such as a Chiropractic spinal exam, Orthopaedic tests, Neurological tests and often X-rays or even an MRI or CT-scan, to figure out the cause of the pain. The chiropractic treatment modalities that are considered righteous towards sciatic pain relief are elaborated as under:
Known to be as the most common method used by the chiropractors, it involves spinal manipulations which is all about restoring the spine back into proper alignment. As a result of lower back pain due to sciatica, the vertebral column becomes misaligned causing irritation and inflammation on spinal nerves. Chiropractors are trained in detecting the misaligned segments and restoring proper position. Chiropractors execute adjustment techniques varying from high velocity to minimal force.
Hot Or Cold Therapy
Some patients find hot therapy beneficial while others find cold therapy, however both heat and cold therapies are greatly beneficial in alleviating the sciatic nerve pain.
Cold Therapy – An ice pack when applied in the condition of lower back pain helps in alleviating inflammation and reducing the numbness.
Hot Therapy – When heat is applied on the affected area the flow of blood as well as the oxygen is balanced thus promoting the healing mechanism.
In this process gentle heat is provided through sound waves and when penetrates in the tissues, improves blood circulation that in turn reduces the stiffness and swelling associated with pain.
Tens Unit Therapy
Abbreviated as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, it is said to be a muscle stimulating machine that is used by the chiropractors to reduce muscle spasms and acute pain because of sciatica.
At Radiant Health Chiropractic of Smyrna our main focus is to identify the causes behind the pain keeping in consideration the patient’s symptoms and execute a wellness program to ensure a patient’s fit and healthy future.
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