At Lowery Chiropractic in Tallahassee, FL, we have provided our patients with natural and effective sciatic nerve pain treatment for many years. Read on to learn more about sciatica and how we treat it.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica is often a complication of aging, obesity, and diabetes. Sooner or later, you will do something that was just a little too much for one or more of the discs between the vertebrae of your lower spine. Or maybe you will do some little thing that shifts a bone spur on your spine or that aggravates the narrowing, or stenosis, of your spine. You will start to feel a pain in your lower back that just won't go away. It can radiate to your hip and even down your leg making every minute of your 24-hour day a painful experience.
But sciatica doesn't just cause back pain. You might start having problems with your bowels. They might feel "paralyzed." You can start having problems with urination, and difficulties in draining your bladder can lead to bladder infections. The pain you feel when you walk can cause you to stop exercising, and then you can have problems with weight, blood sugar control, blood pressure, and, ironically, even more symptoms of sciatica after the slippage in your spine starts to resolve itself.
Controlling Sciatic Nerve Pain
Sciatica pain doesn't respond to over-the-counter medications very well. All drugs to control pain have side effects, and many of them are addictive. The answer to sciatica isn't more and more medication. Instead, consider chiropractic care to address the root cause of your pain and prevent it from returning.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
Chiropractic care can address the causes of your sciatica. Chiropractors may do hands-on spinal adjustment, machine-assisted spinal decompression, or treat your pain with ultrasound or TENS. Our chiropractor will also show you exercises you can do at home that can keep sciatica from coming back. The exact techniques our chiropractor will use to treat your sciatica involve taking pressure off the nerve so it can heal and your pain can stop.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Sciatica Treatment in Tallahassee, FL
Call Lowery Chiropractic today at (850) 877-9150 for more information on sciatic nerve pain or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.