If you've been suffering from sudden and sharp lower back pain, it can possibly be linked to a condition known as sciatica. A trained chiropractor can determine whether or not sciatica is to blame for your sudden lower back pain, or if there is another cause of your pain. With chiropractic care, you can find relief from your sciatica and learn ways to ensure it does not return and impact your life again.
At Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab in West Fargo, our mission is to help our patients find relief from sciatica and other types of musculoskeletal conditions. With the help of one of our chiropractors, you can find the relief you need to get back to your daily activities without dealing with sciatica.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a painful condition that leads to chronic or acute lower back pain. People with sciatica have a compressed sciatic nerve that runs down the lower back to the outer part of each leg. People can compress the sciatic nerve due to improper lifting or due to older age. People that work in physical labor are at higher risk of developing sciatica, however, many people can be affected with sciatica at some point in their lives.
What Are the Symptoms of Sciatica?
When people are affected by sciatica, it can lead to symptoms such as pain and tingling that runs down the lower back to the outer part of each leg. Other symptoms include numbness and weak sensations running down the lower extremities.
What Are Treatments That a Chiropractor Can Provide?
A chiropractor will determine the best treatment by first determining whether or not someone's lower back pain is associated with sciatica. If the pain is due to sciatica, we can provide spinal decompression also known as traction therapy. This is a specialized chiropractic care technique that gently pulls apart the vertebrae of the spine and alleviates the compressed nerves. Spinal decompression is a safe and effective technique when done by a properly trained chiropractor.
What Are Some Other Treatments for Sciatica?
Spinal adjustments can also help realign the spine and prevent future incidences of sciatica from occurring. Other treatments include muscle soft tissue therapies that can help alleviate inflammation and pain associated with sciatica.
Contact Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab in West Fargo, ND
Our chiropractors will administer a comprehensive exam and then create a customized treatment plan designed to provide pain relief and support the healing process. If you live in or around West Fargo and are experiencing symptoms that could indicate sciatica, call our team today at (701) 532-1699 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.