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 in West Fargo, we help our patients 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?
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.
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.
Find Relief From Sciatica in West Fargo, ND
At Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab in West Fargo, we want to help our patients find relief from all types of musculoskeletal ailments, including sciatica. Whether you're suffering from sciatica or another condition, don't hesitate to reach out to us for natural and effective chiropractic care. Call our team today at (701) 532-1699 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.