Sciatica Treatments

Are you tired of living with sciatica? Dr. Julie Hunnicutt and Dr. Wendy Jones offer natural and personalized relief at Restore Chiropractic Roswell in Roswell, GA.

Guide to Sciatica and Chiropractic Care

Sciatica is one of many sources of back pain, but it doesn’t stop with pain. It is an issue that creates various symptoms that can wreak havoc on the sufferer’s life. However, it’s also one that responds very well to chiropractic care. Learn more about sciatica and how a chiropractor can help in the guide below from Dr. Hunnicutt, Dr. Jones, and the team at Restore Chiropractic Roswell in Roswell, GA.

Understanding Sciatica

You may have heard someone say, “My sciatica is acting up,” or “I have sciatica,” and assumed that it was some type of condition. However, it’s not a condition but a set of symptoms that occur when your sciatic nerve becomes pinched or compressed.

There are two sciatic nerves and they are the longest nerves in the body. They begin in the lower back and travel down each leg to the foot. In most cases of sciatica, only one of them is compressed. Typically, it becomes compressed when a herniated disc in the lower back spills onto the nerve root. When this occurs, it creates symptoms from the lower back to the feet such as:

  • Throbbing pain or a sharp, shooting pain in the back, hips, legs, or feet
  • Numbness and tingling in the legs and feet
  • Burning sensations

The symptoms will often dissipate temporarily when you change positions and take pressure off the disc or nerve.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Chiropractors focus on eliminating the root source of the pain. This means taking the pressure off of the sciatic nerve. In such a case, various techniques may be employed, depending on your needs. These techniques can include those below and more.

  • Adjustments: A spinal misalignment often plays a role in a herniated disc. Therefore, restoring proper alignment is vital.
  • Spinal decompression: Decompressing or stretching the spine pulls herniated discs back into place, removes the pressure on the nerve, helps plump the discs back up, and pulls blood and healing nutrients to the spine.
  • Massage therapy: Massage therapy stimulates healing, as it increases blood flow to the injured area. It also stimulates the release of endorphins, which help naturally relieve pain.
  • Therapeutic exercise: Targeted exercises can help strengthen the core to better support the spinal column. They also help improve blood flow to the spine.

For a natural, effective, and personalized sciatica relief plan, visit Dr. Hunnicutt and Dr. Jones at Restore Chiropractic Roswell in Roswell, GA. Call (770) 993-0040 to schedule your appointment today.

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