Treating Sciatica Nerve Pain in Orlando
Leg pain, buttock pain, lower back pain, foot pain -- these and other troubling symptoms are frequently the result of a pinched sciatic nerve. This set of symptoms, collectively known as sciatica, can last for weeks at a time, making even the simplest daily tasks an unpleasant or even impossible proposition. If you've assumed that you are doomed to have recurring bouts of this serious nerve disorder, you should know that sciatica pain relief is available from our Orlando chiropractor at Pavlik Center for Health and Wellness.
To understand how chiropractic care works as a sciatica treatment, it is necessary to understand the sciatic nerve itself. This massive nerve, the largest single nerve in the body, is connected to the spine via several large nerve roots extending from the lumbar and sacral spinal regions. Every nerve in the complex network of branches running through the buttock and leg to the foot receives sensory and motor signals from the sciatic nerve. But the downside of this arrangement is that when the sciatic nerve is damaged or impaired, the resulting disruption in nerve function can affect every part of the extremity.
Herniated or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, a vertebral dislocation called spondylolisthesis or lifelong alignment problems can pinch the sciatic nerve, blocking its ability to send signals normally. Sciatica nerve pain and other symptoms may manifest as:
- Shooting, intense leg pain
- Lower back pain
- Buttock pain
- Tingling or numbness in any part of the leg or foot
- Muscle weakness that can affect balance and leg function
The most severe kinds of sciatica can even affect bowel and bladder control.
Sciatica Pain Relief from Our Orlando Chiropractor
Sciatica nerve pain may come and go, but you can't assume that you are really rid of it until you get the underlying cause treated. Our Orlando chiropractor can take X-rays and perform a detailed spinal screening to confirm a sciatic nerve impingement and rule out other possibilities. We can then administer natural, non-surgical sciatica pain relief in the form of chiropractic care.
Manual spinal adjustments are highly effective at restoring an errant spinal column back to optimal alignment and balance, taking the squeeze off your sciatic nerve. If a herniated disc is the culprit, we may recommend non-surgical spinal decompression, in which a computer-controlled treatment table applies distraction force to create vacuum pressure between the vertebrae, pulling the disc back into place (and away from the sciatic nerve).
Our Orlando chiropractor may also add other forms of natural healing to your sciatica treatment plan. If your suffered muscle atrophy from repeated bouts of sciatica, physical therapy can help you get your strength and balance back. Corrective exercises are also useful for building up the muscles that support good posture. Trigger point injections or spinal injections may even be advised for severe cases.
Call (407) 423-4761 to ask about our sciatica treatment options. We can help!