Top 5 Most Common Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica occurs when a herniated disc, bone spur, or the spine compresses on the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs along the lower back, hips, and buttocks. Dayton Chiropractic Center treats sciatica pain using chiropractic care, spinal decompression, physical therapy, and corrective exercises. Here are some of the symptoms of sciatica and what you can do to stop it.
Symptoms of Sciatica Pain and Causes
Often, sciatica pain feels like a burning or shooting pain in the back, hips, and buttocks traveling through the legs and feet. Patients also experience numbness and tingling in areas, describing it as pins and needles feeling. Inflammation is common and over the counter pain, killers can help. Muscles may become weak making it difficult to exercise and perform a normal routine. Weakening in the knees also occurs which makes walking and even controlling the bowels difficult.
Patients often trigger the condition by wearing high heels and shoes that are not comfortable to walk in. Sitting for long periods of time without a break, stress, tight-fitting clothes, accidents, injuries, chemicals, and being overweight also causes sciatica. When the patient comes in for an appointment, our chiropractor will take their medical history, perform a physical exam, and run imaging tests to make a diagnosis. After, we design the right treatment for your sciatic nerve pain.
Chiropractic Treatments for Sciatica Pain
Dayton Chiropractic Center offers hands-on chiropractic care with spinal manipulation that moves, massages, and aligns the spine with specialized techniques to treat sciatica. This treatment increases mobility, decreases pain, and improves the ability to walk, bend, and stretch. Spinal decompression is used to treat sciatica by using a special table that stretches your spine. We provide physical therapy and corrective exercise to help strengthen the spine and muscles.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica Pain
Don't let sciatica control you. Call the Dayton Chiropractic Center at 937- 789-7341 to make an appointment or by filling out an online form. We service the Dayton, Ohio area and the surrounding towns and cities.