Integrative chiropractic care at Synergy Health Solution is an excellent way to manage low back pain and leg pain caused by sciatica. Our certified Longview, WA, chiropractor can run some diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out the condition. If treatment is recommended, you can expect the finest individualized chiropractic care from either of our chiropractors, Dr. Stacy Chilton or Dr. Ryan Chilton. Client_Experience_Questionnaire.pdf
What Causes Sciatic Nerve Pain?
Try searching online for a "sciatica chiropractor near me." A list of options will show up in the search results along with links leading to information on sciatic nerve pain causes. The root cause is a herniated disc irritating the sciatic nerve. This nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the body and connects to the nerve roots in the lumbar (lower back) spine. Pain from nerve compression can also be caused by:
- Vertebral misalignment
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spasms of the buttock muscles
These conditions can occur from low back injury, trauma, or deterioration of the disc near the nerve. Other causes or risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, and poor body mechanics when lifting heavy objects.
The nature of sciatic nerve pain varies in terms of location, type of sensation, and intensity. One minute you may experience a burning low back pain, the next it's a dull, sharp, or electric shock type of pain felt in the buttocks, legs, or feet. This can cause difficulty moving an affected leg or foot. Telltale symptoms of sciatica are numbness and tingling in the buttock or down the leg on one side of the body.
How a "Chiropractor Near Me" in Longview Treats Sciatica
Our chiropractors can go ahead with treatment if the results of an extensive physical exam reveal sciatic nerve interference. We may decide on a mixture of spinal adjustments and soft tissue therapies to get you long-term relief.
Spinal adjustment, or manipulation, of the lower spine is a safe, non-invasive way to move herniated discs and soft tissues away from an impinged nerve. The method also relieves low back pain that radiates along the path of the nerve, numbness, and tingling. You should be able to move about freely without any discomfort as the herniated disc, surrounding tissue, and nerve heal.
Other natural modalities include:
- Massage therapy to relieve muscle aches and help you heal faster
- Therapeutic exercises to strengthen the back and increase flexibility
- Eating a healthy balanced diet to promote whole-body healing
Visit a "Chiropractor Near Me" Today
Sciatic nerve pain may grow worse with time, putting you at risk of loss of mobility. Our wellness team at Synergy Health Solution in Longview, WA, is happy to help you avoid these complications. Call us at (360) 423-3482 to request an appointment.