Suffering From Sciatica in West Fargo ND?

our chiropractic clinic helps sciatica pain

For people living with acute or chronic lower back pain, it can seem as if there's no end in sight to this sudden, sharp pain. Many conditions must be treated by a chiropractor to effectively reduce or eliminate their symptoms. One of the many conditions that can cause lower back pain is sciatica. People living with sciatica may not realize that there are effective treatments that can alleviate the symptoms once and for all.

At Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab, we help our patients in West Fargo ND suffering from sciatica and improve their quality of life. Our chiropractors can recognize the signs of sciatica and provide treatments to help get your life back on track and prevent sciatica from returning.

What is Sciatica in West Fargo ND?

Sciatica is a condition caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve that runs down the lower back. The sciatic nerve runs down the lower back all the way to the heel of the foot and travels around the outer part of the leg. When this nerve becomes compressed, people can experience symptoms of sciatica which include a sudden and sharp pain that runs down their extremities.

The lower extremities might also be accompanied by pain, tingling or numbness, and a feeling of pins and needles. These symptoms can be scary to deal with, so it's important to reach out to a chiropractor who can help determine if your symptoms are due to sciatica or something else.

Treating Sciatica

Your chiropractor will conduct a physical exam to determine if your lower back pain is due to sciatica or another ailment. We will ask questions about the nature of pain and obtain a thorough history to determine if sciatica is the cause. We will then provide the best treatment options such as spinal adjustments, spinal decompression therapy to alleviate compressed nerves and gently pull apart the spine, cupping, and soft tissue therapies. When these treatments are combined, they can be effective at treating sciatica and making sure it does not return.

Sciatica FAQs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab

3259 Oak Ridge Loop E
West Fargo, ND 58078

(701) 532-1699