The healing professionals at First Chiropractic offer high-quality sciatica treatment in Austin. Sciatica is characterized by pain going down the back of the leg, originating in the lower back. Sometimes, the pain may go down the front or side of the leg, but it is typically back of the leg pain with most patients. Usually, the symptoms are only on one side of the body, and low back pain usually (but not always) accompanies it. You may also experience numbness, tingling, or weakness on the affected leg and/or foot.
Around ninety percent of the time, sciatica is caused by a herniated disk in the back. The disk, being out of place, presses against the sciatic nerve, which causes the pain. There are other, less common causes for sciatica, including spinal stenosis, pelvic tumors, spondylolisthesis, and pregnancy. The standard test for diagnosing sciatica is the straight leg raising test. In this test, the patient lays down and raises the leg with the pain. If pain shoots to below the knee when the leg is raised, it is considered a positive test for sciatica.
How Can Your Austin Chiropractor Help Treat Sciatica?
Chiropractic care can provide you with the pain relief you seek if you have sciatica. Your Austin TX chiropractor uses a holistic approach that includes the whole body in the healing. No medications or surgery are used in chiropractic care. Instead, we focus on the cause of the sciatica pain and address that, so we can eliminate it. We can use gentle chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, and massage therapy to move any misaligned disks back into place, so they no longer put pressure on the sciatic nerve. Once the pressure on the nerve is relieved, the pain goes away.
Chiropractic care is often the first line of treatment people look to who are suffering from sciatic pain, because they know it is effective, gentle, non-invasive, and drug-free. People generally like to take the gentle, natural approach to healing when it is available to them. Once the sciatica pain goes away, quality of life returns, along with range of motion, increased flexibility, and more. It’s a happier way of life, and we can help restore it to you.
What to Do Next to Get Sciatic Pain Relief
To get real relief from sciatic pain without the use of medications or surgery, contact us at First Chiropractic. We will evaluate you to discover the pain relief treatment method that best meets your unique situation and needs. Every patient is unique, and we treat you that way. Our chiropractic care is a highly customized form of care that focuses on the individual.
Contact First Chiropractic, Your Austin Chiropractor
Contact your preferred chiropractor in Austin today at (512) 448-1012 to set up an appointment for your initial exam, evaluation, and treatment. Relief from sciatic pain is just a phone call away. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your health and wellness goals.