Have you ever experienced shooting pain down your low back or hip and into your leg? The pain can be excruciating!
This pain could be coming from the sciatic nerve root passing through your lumbar spine area. When there is inflammation around and along the sciatic nerve, pain results. This inflammation may be caused by chemical (foods or meds we take in) or mechanical (injury, lifting, excessive sitting) reasons, or from pregnancy or a herniated or degenerative disc.
Sciatica pain can be intense and a challenge to manage. Most doctors believe resting and activity modification is beneficial to help reduce inflammation, but it is also important to maintain as much activity as possible. Experts also recommend avoiding prolonged periods of bed rest and inactiveness.
The most effective treatments focus on aligning the spine and reducing inflammation around the sciatic nerve. Recommended treatments for sciatica from the Board Certified chiropractic specialists at Foresight Chiropractic include:
Chiropractic Treatment that is precise and gentle. Atlas Orthogonal care aligns the spine at the C1 vertebrae (also known as the Atlas bone) and gently aligns the lumbar or low spine area. Gentle chiropractic care removes pressure and stress from the nerves that run through the spine and out to all other muscles and organs. This technique can help address the underlying conditions that may be the cause of sciatic nerve pain.
BEMER Therapy delivers an electromagnetic frequency pulse to the body to promote improved blood and oxygen flow while enabling greater relaxation for the body to heal naturally.
Advanced Muscle Integration Technique begins with the testing of individual muscles and muscle groups to find the ones not functioning properly. Once identified, muscles are reactivated to properly support the body and enable strengthening and proper range of motion. This treatment strengthens the spinal muscles, core and low back muscles, abdomen, buttocks, and hip muscles. Then, alignment of the spine and proper support for the nervous system can be obtained, reducing future injuries and restoring balance.
Low Level Cold Laser is used to treat specific areas to speed up healing and reduce inflammation in conjunction with other modalities.
For more information about ways to help recover from neck and back pain, sciatica and chronic issues that reduce the quality of your life, call 480-325-6977. The Doctors at Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists and Advanced Muscle Integration Technique Certified Practitioners serving the community for over 22 years. Call today for a complimentary consultation.