Edelson Wellness Center understands just how disruptive sciatica pain can be. That is why our South Tampa chiropractor is here to help. Chiropractic care can not only alleviate the symptoms associated with sciatica but will also treat the root cause of the problem to prevent it from reoccurring. Whether your pain is minor or chronic, our chiropractor will create a personalized treatment plan for a fast and effective recovery from sciatica.
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is an issue that plagues up to 40 percent of the US population. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. It runs from the lower back, through each leg, and into the feet. When the sciatic nerve is pinched, it can trigger pain anywhere along that nerve's path. This pain can range from mild to severe and feel like a deep ache or an electric shock. You may also experience weakness or numbness on the affected side of the body.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Our chiropractor not only reduces the pain associated with sciatica, but we can also help improve your mobility. Furthermore, chiropractor care is ideal for treating this issue since it addresses the root of the problem: pressure on the sciatic nerve. We can use spinal manipulation and various other non-invasive techniques to help naturally relieve the pressure on the nerve.
At-Home Treatment for Sciatica
There are several things you can do at home to reduce or manage the pain caused by sciatica. These can be used in conjunction with chiropractic care. They include:
- Take Frequent Breaks - During the workday, it is not uncommon to sit in the same position for hours at a time, which can aggravate sciatica. Try to either change your sitting position or take breaks regularly throughout the day.
- Stretch Your Muscles - Those tight muscles, especially the hamstrings and your hip muscles, place pressure on the lower back. By stretching those muscles, you could help relieve that pressure and improve the pain.
- Apply Heat or Ice - Heating pads, hot packs, and ice packs can go a long way to providing you with pain relief. An ice pack can be applied to the painful area at 20-minute intervals. Another option is to stand in the shower under warm water to help reduce the nerve pain.
Visit Us for Natural Relief from Sciatica
If you're suffering sciatic nerve pain, reach out to Edelson Wellness Center today. Since sciatica pain varies from person to person, our South Tampa chiropractor will perform a thorough examination to create a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs. Don't let sciatica control your life. Contact us today to learn more about how our chiropractic care can benefit you.