Sciatica is one of the most common ailments treated by chiropractors. It is a painful condition that originates in the lower back or buttock and travels down through one or even both legs. The nerve pain from sciatica can vary in intensity from minimal pain to intense pain. It can come and go frequently, or at times last consistently for days or even weeks. The chiropractors and Nashville Spine & Disc are trained professionals in chiropractic treatment of sciatica for Nashville residents.
Sciatic pain is often described as dull, achy, sharp, pins and needles that are similar both to toothache-like pain and electric shocks. There can also be an onset of burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatica itself is not actually a disorder but rather a symptom of a disorder. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy and neuralgia.
Sciatica is caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. Disorders which cause sciatic nerve pain include:
Chiropractic treatment of sciatic symptoms helps to promote the body’s healing of itself. It is a non-invasive, drug free approach to healing.
The type of chiropractic treatment used to treat sciatica depends on the specific cause of the pain for each individual patient. Chiropractic treatments of sciatica include: