Sciatica occurs when you have an irritated sciatic nerve, leading to pain, numbness, and tingling in your lower back. At Back To Basics in Atlanta, Dr. Sebastien Salomone, Dr. Charlotte Blanchet, and Dr. Robert Bartz see patients who are dealing with sciatica and looking to find a solution for their pain. Nerve pain is difficult to treat and often requires a variety of treatment modalities to find relief. Chiropractic care is a natural solution for sciatica and can reduce or eliminate the need for surgical intervention.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica originates from the sciatic nerve and can occur after a personal injury such as a car accident. If you have a disc compressing your sciatic nerve, it can lead to inflammation. As the sciatic nerve becomes more irritated, you may experience lower back pain, stiffness, pain in the buttocks, and radiating pain down the back of the legs. In severe cases, the pain can extend all the way down to your feet. The pain is often described as burning, sharp, and difficult to manage with over-the-counter medication.
Treatment for Sciatica with a Chiropractor
Treatment for sciatica begins with identifying the cause of the inflammation in your sciatic nerve. You may have a spinal compression that needs to be addressed. Chiropractic adjustments can help open up the space between your vertebrae and alleviate strain on your sciatic nerve. Supportive therapies such as electrical muscle stimulation and ultrasound can improve circulation to the affected area and aid in the healing process.
What to Expect from Sciatica Treatment
It's important to understand that healing from sciatica takes time and consistent treatment. Regular sessions of decompression therapy, several times a week, can help create space and relieve pressure. Chiropractic adjustments can align your spine, and ongoing therapy will help strengthen your muscles to maintain proper alignment. During treatment, you will visit the chiropractor multiple times a week, and gradually, you will notice a decrease in symptoms between sessions. It is recommended to continue chiropractic care until you have been discharged from treatment for optimal healing.
Contact Our Chiropractors in Atlanta, GA
If you are experiencing burning back pain from a personal injury, it's time to explore the benefits of chiropractic care. Call Back To Basics in Atlanta at (404) 351-1800 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Salomone, Dr. Blanchet, or Dr. Bartz. Chiropractic adjustments and treatment can help alleviate the pain associated with sciatica.