Sciatica is a common issue, but it can be very hard to deal with. It causes pain that can be severe enough to affect your daily life. At Infinity Chiropractic Wellness Center in Red Bank, we understand how painful sciatica can be, which is why we offer effective sciatica treatments.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a painful condition caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve originates in the lower back, travels through the buttocks, and extends into each leg. You may not think about your sciatic nerve until it starts causing you pain. Suddenly, it becomes all you can think about. You may experience back pain, pain in your legs, buttocks, or feet. Sciatica can be caused by bulging or herniated discs, pinched nerves, spinal misalignment, arthritis, poor posture, or injuries.
Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica
Chiropractic care offers several treatments for sciatica pain. Instead of just addressing the symptoms, chiropractic care focuses on treating the underlying cause. This means your chiropractor will work with you to solve the problem that is causing your pain.
If you have sciatica, you likely have spinal misalignment as well. During a chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor will use gentle manipulation to realign the joints. This helps reduce pain and improve mobility. Other benefits include improved nervous system function, reduced inflammation, and better posture.
Your chiropractor may also use spinal decompression to treat your sciatica. Although it may sound intimidating, the process is actually painless. You will lie on a special table that creates negative pressure in the spine. This allows bulging or herniated discs to return to their natural position, providing quick relief from sciatica pain, especially if it is caused by a disc pinching the sciatic nerve. Spinal decompression also relaxes the back muscles, reducing pain and enhancing proper movement.
Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for sciatica. It involves the insertion of tiny needles into the skin, which is not painful and is often relaxing for patients. Acupuncture helps remove energy blockages and reset the nervous system, promoting proper functioning. It also improves blood flow and reduces muscle tension.
Get Sciatica Treatment at Infinity Chiropractic Wellness Center
If you are experiencing sciatica pain and are tired of living with the pain or relying on treatments that merely mask the symptoms, contact Infinity Chiropractic Wellness Center in Red Bank. Call our team today at (732) 741-5772 to learn more or schedule an appointment.