Sciatica is nerve-related pain that can be hard to ignore and make daily activities challenging. The term doesn't refer to a specific medical condition, but rather the painful symptoms that are caused by other conditions. If you are experiencing any symptoms of sciatica, our team at Natura Spine Care, which serves Ramone, Pleasanton, Danville, Hayward, Castro Valley, Livermore, and Dublin, CA, can help. We can examine your condition and create a suitable treatment plan that will help reduce your discomfort. In the meantime, you can read about some frequently asked questions about sciatica below:
What is sciatica and how does it occur?
Sciatica is a term used to describe the extreme pain that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed. This nerve originates in the lower back and branches out into the legs, hips, and toes. Sciatica isn't a disease or illness that you can contract, genetically or otherwise, but rather it is pain resulting from some type of injury or event that compressed this important nerve. It can commonly happen due to sudden physical trauma, such as a sports injury or car accident. Another common reason is a herniated disc, which can be caused by age, strain, and injury.
How can I get quick relief from sciatica pain?
One way you can find relief from the pain caused by sciatic is with over-the-counter pain medications. However, it is important to note that these medications are designed to mask the pain and not treat the cause. While pain relievers can help in the short-term, they can have serious physical side effects.
Our chiropractic care team most often recommends a combination of steroid injections, chiropractic adjustment, and physical and massage therapeutic techniques to help alleviate the discomfort. Steroid injections have their own drawbacks and may not be suitable for all conditions, but they can help to reduce the pain, while chiropractic adjustments work to eliminate the compression being caused on the nerve. Massage therapy and physical therapy help improve the muscles around the neck so you can gain strength and return to your normal routine quickly.
Contac us for Treatment Today!
If you are experiencing pain from sciatica and are looking for a natural method for healing, our team at Natural Spinal Care, is happy to help. We provide non-invasive and drug-free methods for spinal pain and nerve pain to our patients in Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, Hayward, Castro Valley, and Livermore, CA. Contact us at (925) 829-8484 today to schedule your first appointment!