If pain, weakness, or numbness from sciatica prevents you from participating in your favorite activities, the experienced team at Meyer Chiropractic in Southlake, Texas, can help. Dr. Meyer offers chiropractic care, rehab exercises, massage, and stretching techniques to naturally ease sciatic pain without surgery or addictive pain medications. Call to learn more or book your appointment online today.
Sciatica Q & A
What is sciatica?
Sciatica is pain that radiates along the path of your sciatic nerve. This path extends from your lower back through your buttocks, hips, and down each leg. Sciatica pain might only affect one side of your body, and it can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms include:
- Inflammation in the legs
- Pain in the lower back, buttocks, hips, or legs
- Bowel or bladder problems
- A feeling of pins and needles
Sciatic pain may develop slowly or appear suddenly, and can be quite severe. The good news is sciatica often resolves with noninvasive treatment in just a few weeks.
What causes sciatica?
Various health problems cause sciatica and pain associated with it, such as:
- Pelvic fracture
- Spinal bone spurs
- Herniated disks
- Narrowing of the spine
- Spinal misalignment
Sciatica often results when spinal bone spurs, a herniated disk, or narrowing of the spine puts pressure on your sciatic nerve.
What is the treatment for sciatica?
Sciatica symptoms often go away with holistic, natural treatments. Dr. Meyer uses the following to ease sciatica and enhance healing:
Chiropractic adjustments realign your spine and relieve compression to your sciatic nerve to ease pain. Dr. Meyer uses gentle force and pressure to correct misalignment.
Low tech rehab
The team of experts at Meyer Chiropractic use low-tech rehab exercises to correct poor posture, ease sciatica pain, strengthen the surrounding tissue, and prevent recurrence. Your provider helps you complete injury-specific exercises using elastic tubing or other low-tech devices.
Stretching your back and other areas near a compressed nerve increases strength and range of motion, eases tension, and enhances healing. You’ll complete stretching exercises at the medical office and learn how to stretch at home to eliminate pain.
Meyer Chiropractic offers onsite massage to reduce sciatica and other forms of chronic pain. A licensed massage therapist applies manual pressure to affected areas to help relax you, relieve pressure near your sciatic nerve, and enhance healing.
When you’re ready for relief from sciatic pain once and for all, call Meyer Chiropractic today or use the online scheduling tool.