Sciatica is a common condition characterized by pain, numbness, and weakness in the lower back, buttocks, hips, and legs. This discomfort is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, the longest and widest nerve in the human body. The sciatic nerve extends from the lower back through the hips and buttocks, and down each leg. Sciatica typically affects only one side of the body.
At Calibration Chiropractic in Mansfield, TX, we are experts in providing natural, non-invasive relief for sciatica pain. Our skilled and experienced chiropractors are dedicated to helping you manage and overcome this debilitating condition. We understand the immense discomfort sciatica can cause, and we're committed to offering personalized, evidence-based care to help you regain your mobility and live pain-free.
Some of the most common causes of sciatica include:
Lumbar disc herniation: When a spinal disc ruptures or bulges, it can compress the sciatic nerve, causing pain and discomfort.
Degenerative disc disease: The natural aging process can cause spinal discs to weaken and lose their cushioning, leading to nerve compression.
Spinal stenosis: A narrowing of the spinal canal can put pressure on the nerves, including the sciatic nerve.
Spondylolisthesis: A condition where one vertebra slips forward over another, potentially compressing the sciatic nerve.
Piriformis syndrome: In some cases, the piriformis muscle in the buttocks can irritate or compress the sciatic nerve.
Depending on the cause and severity of your sciatica, our chiropractors may employ a variety of techniques to provide relief, including:
Spinal manipulation: Also known as chiropractic adjustments, this technique helps restore alignment to the spine, alleviating pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Spinal decompression: A non-surgical treatment that gently stretches the spine to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve, promote disc healing, and alleviate pain.
Pelvic blocking: The use of cushioned wedges to realign the pelvis and reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Soft tissue therapy: Techniques such as myofascial release or trigger point therapy to address muscle imbalances or tightness contributing to sciatica.
Choosing chiropractic care for sciatica offers several benefits, including:
Non-invasive, drug-free treatment: Chiropractic care focuses on addressing the root cause of your pain without resorting to surgery or medications.
Improved mobility: By addressing the underlying cause of your sciatica, chiropractic care can help restore your range of motion and improve your overall quality of life.
Personalized care: Our chiropractors develop individualized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs and goals.
Schedule Your Appointment Today. Don't let sciatica pain hold you back. Contact Calibration Chiropractic + Functional Health in Mansfield, TX to take the first step towards relief.