Sciatica Treatment at Weiss Chiropractic

At Weiss Chiropractic PC, Dr. Calvin Weiss and his team specialize in treating a variety of conditions, including sciatica. Back pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek our chiropractic care. Sciatica, a condition characterized by pain radiating along the sciatic nerve from the lower back down through the legs, is often a significant contributor to back pain. If you are suffering from back pain and have been diagnosed with sciatica, Weiss Chiropractic provides comprehensive and personalized treatment plans to address your specific needs. Our approach combines advanced chiropractic techniques, physical therapy, and regenerative wellness to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and improve mobility.

What Is Sciatica? How Is It Diagnosed?

Sciatica refers to the inflammation of the sciatic nerve, one of the largest nerves in the body. This nerve runs from the lower back down through the legs. When the sciatic nerve becomes impinged, compressed, or inflamed, it results in pain, often referred to as sciatica.

Although diagnostic imaging can help identify sciatica, it is primarily a clinical diagnosis. This means that healthcare providers typically rely on the patient’s symptoms and medical history to make an accurate diagnosis.

Common Symptoms of Sciatica

Sciatica can develop due to several causes. It may arise suddenly after a violent injury, such as a car accident or a sports injury. In other cases, the inflammation of the sciatic nerve may develop gradually due to factors like poor posture or excess weight. If you are suffering from sciatica, you might experience a range of symptoms, including:

Numbness, weakness, or tingling in one of the legs
Back pain that varies with different positions
Difficulty standing up on your toes
Shooting pains that radiate from the back down one or both legs

These symptoms can make daily activities challenging. Fortunately, various sciatica treatment options are available to help manage and alleviate these symptoms.

Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica

Chiropractors use various techniques to treat sciatica and provide relief for those suffering from this condition. Initially, a chiropractor will conduct a thorough assessment of the spine, identifying any misalignments that may be contributing to the problem. Through precise adjustments and manipulations, the chiropractor can realign vertebrae, reducing tension and alleviating compression on the sciatic nerve.

Additionally, spinal decompression may be employed when necessary. This technique involves gently stretching the spine to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve where it exits the vertebrae. By creating space between the vertebrae, spinal decompression helps to alleviate pain and promote healing for sciatica sufferers.

Achieve Optimal Health with Weiss Chiropractic PC

At Weiss Chiropractic PC, your health is our top priority. We are dedicated to delivering outstanding care and guiding you on your path to optimal well-being. Reach out to us at (308) 882-8020 today to schedule your appointment and discover firsthand the benefits of our chiropractic services.
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