Sciatica Treatment at Ciarrocca Chiropractic Center
Sciatic nerve pain is a fairly common condition that we often see here at Ciarrocca Chiropractic Center in Westfield. Many people live with this pain for longer than they should simply because they do not understand what type of pain they are experiencing and that there are treatment options available. Here is some information that you should know if you suspect or know you may be suffering from sciatic nerve pain.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is pain that travels along the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from your lower back, down your hips, past your buttocks and down each one of your legs. As such, you may experience pain that radiates or travels from your lower back all the way down your legs, though not everyone has the same experience. Some people have pain that stops at their hips or buttocks, rather than going all the way down the leg.
What Are the Causes of Sciatica?
Sciatic nerve pain is caused when the sciatic nerve is damaged or pressure is placed on the nerve. One of the most common causes of sciatica is a herniated disc. When a disc is herniated, it bulges and presses on the nerve, causing sciatic pain. You can herniate a disc in a number of ways, including a car accident, slip, and fall accident or improperly lifting a heavy object. Narrowing of the spinal canal, called lumbar spinal stenosis, causes sciatic nerve pain. Pregnancy and muscle spasms can also cause sciatic nerve pain.
How Can We Help You Treat Your Sciatica?
Here at Ciarrocca Chiropractic Center, we can help you to reduce the symptoms you are experiencing or eliminate them altogether. Spinal adjustments and manipulations have been shown to take the pressure off of the sciatic nerve. This can help to reduce the inflammation around the nerve, which may help to reduce symptoms. We can also teach you stretches and exercises that can help to reduce pain and help you with advice for home remedies that can reduce inflammation and pain. All of these techniques can help you overcome the pain you are experiencing because of sciatica.
Get the Relief You Deserve! Book an Appointment Now!
No one has to live with sciatic nerve pain. Here at Ciarrocca Chiropractic Center in Westfield, we can help to treat the pain and symptoms you are experiencing. Contact us to learn more or to schedule your appointment. You can call us at 908-654-0566!