Sciatica Treatment from Your Chiropractor in Greensboro, NC
The intermittent nature of the pain that sciatica sufferers experience often makes it difficult to get an early diagnosis. Sufferers might feel fine one day, yet be unable to perform routine activities the next. Some eventually abandon a lifestyle they love. Fortunately, patients who visit us at Grosman Family Chiropractic Clinic in Greensboro can look forward to natural, non-invasive therapies that treat and manage their symptoms.
Most people think of sciatica as a specific disorder. In fact, sciatica is a collective term for symptoms all caused by the same condition. Sciatic nerve pain is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. This nerve begins in the lower spine. It runs along the back of the leg, and innervates all the way to the toes.
Our Greensboro chiropractor cites a number of potential causes of sciatica. These are the most common:
- Herniated lumbar disc
- Lumbar spine stenosis
- Piriformis syndrome
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Degenerative spinal discs
The most common symptom of sciatica is lower back pain. Other frequent patient complaints include:
- Sensations of numbness, tingling, or prickling in a leg
- Pain in the toes
- Increased pain when standing or sitting versus reclining or walking
- Pain starting in the lower back or buttocks along the sciatic nerve
- Shooting pain so severe that it is difficult to walk or even stand
- Weakness or numbness when moving a foot or a leg
- Lower back pain
- Uninterrupted pain in the buttocks or a leg
- Pain that is searing instead of dull or achy
- Hip pain
Symptoms typically affect just one side of the body.
Chiropractic Treatment of Sciatic Nerve Pain
Our practice treats and manages sciatic nerve pain using a customized treatment plan for each patient. Our chiropractor realigns a patient's spinal column with spinal adjustments that eliminate the underlying cause of sciatica. Some patients benefit from physical exercises and lifestyle changes as well.
We are one of the few area clinics certified to offer the ProAdjuster. This innovative device measures abnormal movement linked to spinal misalignments, allowing us to make even more precise adjustments than could otherwise be done.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Greensboro Chiropractor
Grosman Family Chiropractic Clinic in Greensboro is ready to serve your entire family using natural, non-pharmaceutical treatment that avoids surgery. Whether you suffer from sciatic nerve pain or back or neck discomfort linked to another cause, we can help. Our goal is helping you feel and function better. Be sure to call us today at 336-292-9779 to schedule a consultation with our chiropractor and learn how we can help you manage your sciatica.