Your sciatic nerve begins at the base of your spine, travels down your leg and into your foot. When you have sciatic pain, this is because the sciatic nerve is inflamed for some reason. Lower back injuries, disc problems, arthritis, and a misaligned spine can all be factors when it comes to inflammation of the sciatic nerve. Traditional pain medication does not respond to the burning, intense pain of sciatica, and you will benefit by going to a chiropractor to get treatment to relieve the pain. Once the cause of your pain is established, your chiropractor can create a treatment plan that is right for you.
Spinal Adjustments for Sciatic Nerve Pain
Your sacrum can go out of alignment, causing problems with your hips, knees, and your sciatic nerve. You might feel pain in your lower back or buttocks. The pain can stay localized, or it can travel all the way down your foot. Spinal adjustments can ease the pressure on your sciatic nerve and give it time to go back to normal. When your sciatic nerve is not being compressed because of a subluxation, it won't continue to be inflamed.
Decompression Therapy for Decreased Intravertebral Space
Decompression therapy helps relieve pressure on your discs caused by a decrease in the intravertebral space. When a disc is starting to bulge, the can cause your spine to compress. If this occurs, this can inflame your sciatic nerve. Decompression therapy focuses on stretching out the area, making room for your discs and nerves. You may find great relief right after treatment but will probably need further decompression therapy treatment for this effect to be permanent.
Determination of the Cause of Sciatic Nerve Inflammation
Osteophytes can grow on your vertebrae, and they are a form of arthritis on your spine. An osteophyte in the wrong place can cause pressure on your sciatic nerve and make it difficult to stay pain-free. Your chiropractor may be able to help relieve your pain through stretching, adjustments, manual therapy, and decompression treatment. If the pain persists and the problem is an osteophyte, you may need to have surgical intervention at some point.
Chiropractic treatment is a good way to manage sciatic nerve pain. As a condition that doesn't respond well to medication, treatment through chiropractic is a good alternative. When the area causing you pain is stretched out and strengthened over time, you can reduce or eliminate your sciatic pain.