What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is caused by a pinching of the sciatic nerve, which is the longest one in the body. When this nerve gets pinched, it cuts off sensations coming from the nerve, which runs from the spinal column all the way down the leg. Some of the symptoms include back pain, especially in the lower back, hip pain, and numbness or tingling sensations in one or both legs.
Here at Cornerstone Chiropractic in Woodbury, we are here to help assess and determine a personalized treatment plan for your sciatic pain. We want to restore you to overall wellness, so we focus on non-invasive procedures that get at the root causes of your pain and aid in restoring your body to working order without the need for surgery.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
When you come visit our Woodbury Chiropractor, one of the main treatments you’ll receive is Specific Chiropractic Adjustments. Because your pain and numbness are due to a pinched nerve, one of the best ways to alleviate the symptoms is to adjust the spine so your sciatic nerve is no longer compressed. Regular adjustments work to bring your spine back into proper alignment.
Stretching and trigger point therapy is another important aspect for long term resolution of sciatica. This does not (on its own) treat the root causes, but it is an important part of wellness and will help you feel better as you’re undergoing treatment.