Sciatica Treatment From Our Colorado Springs Chiropractor
At Adams Chiropractic Clinic, our Colorado Springs chiropractor provides a wide range of holistic treatments and therapies to improve your health and wellness. If you've been suffering from lower back pain, there is a possibility you could have a condition known as sciatica. Fortunately, our chiropractor offers natural, drug-free, and non-invasive treatment options to help you find back pain relief right here in our office.
Causes and Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica is a painful condition that occurs when the large sciatic nerve (which runs through the lower back) becomes compressed by the spine or another part of the body. For most people who suffer from sciatica, sharp and severe lower back pain is the number one complaint. However, specific symptoms can vary from one person to the next. Some, for example, may also experience tingling or numbness in the lower back and/or legs, whereas others may even suffer from muscle weakness due to the sciatic nerve compression.
Diagnosis and Treatment From Our Colorado Springs Chiropractic Team
In our office, we can perform the necessary diagnostics to determine whether your lower back pain is being caused by sciatica. This may include running X-rays to view the sciatic nerve as well as the spine and check for signs of compression or irritation. If your back pain is being caused by sciatica, the good news is that our Colorado Springs chiropractic team has a number of treatment options available to you that do not require the use of risky medications or invasive procedures.
One of the most common treatments we offer for sciatica is that of chiropractic adjustments. With a spinal adjustment, our chiropractor will manually manipulate the spine to correct alignment issues. This will improve your spine’s overall alignment and help to relieve pressure on the nerves.
In addition to spinal adjustment, it is also likely that we will recommend spinal decompression therapy. This involves the use of a motorized table to gently and carefully create negative pressure along the spine, thus elongating the spinal column and correcting any herniated or bulging discs that may have been causing excess pressure to be placed on the sciatic nerve itself.
Between these two therapies, we are typically able to help patients find relief from their sciatic nerve pain. And because we're not simply "masking" the pain with prescription medications, we're able to treat the source directly, which reduces the chances for your sciatica to return. Still, we may recommend follow-up chiropractic adjustments and other appointments with our chiropractor to ensure that your spine is healthy even after your symptoms have dissipated.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Colorado Springs Chiropractor
If you're suffering from lower back pain and would like to explore your options for back pain relief, reach out to our chiropractor Colorado Springs today. You can reach our team at Adams Chiropractic Clinic by calling our office at (719) 533-0077. We're accepting new patients and look forward to helping you treat your pain.