Armstrong Chiropractic Offers Help for Sciatica Symptoms
Sciatica is a problem of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the human body. When this nerve becomes compressed, the individual can experience a variety of troubling symptoms that impact on comfort and performance. At Armstrong Chiropractic in Temple, TX, we provide techniques to relieve compression of the sciatic nerve and its resulting pain.
Symptoms of Sciatica
The sciatic nerve runs from the lower spine, through the pelvis and down the backs of the legs. Spinal issues can lead to compression on the nerve, which can lead to back pain, pain on one side of the buttocks, tingling in the legs, numbness in the legs or a feeling of weakness in the legs. Each person experiences sciatic nerve pan differently. Pain can be either sharp or sudden, or a dull, continuous ache. Certain positions can make the pain and numbness worse, such as sitting for long periods of time or standing up from a sitting position. The pain may come and go or vary in intensity.
Causes of Sciatica
Injury to the back, or anywhere along the nerve pathway, can lead to sciatic nerve pain and tingling. Herniated discs that cushion the vertebrae of the spine can also lead to nerve compression. Narrowing of the spine canal, a condition called “stenosis,” can lead to sciatica. Bone spurs on the spinal column can lead to nerve impingement and symptoms. If a tumor develops on the spine, or diabetic nerve problems can also lead to sciatic nerve pain and tingling.
Chiropractic Care Can Help Sciatica Symptoms
Your chiropractor in Temple can help with a variety of techniques. The use of manual adjustment helps to re-align spinal structures to relieve pressure on nerves. If a herniated disc is contributing to sciatica symptoms, this technique allows spinal discs to return to their natural position. Corrective exercise strengthens muscles to help relieve nerve compression. Your chiropractor can also help you to improve your posture for better spinal function, as well as advise you on nutritional support and ergonomic strategies to improve working and living.
Make Armstrong Chiropractic Center Your Chiropractor For Sciatic Nerve Pain
Dr. Stephen Armstrong has extensive training in chiropractic care to help his patients in Temple, TX and nearby communities achieve relief from pain and better function. We provide care for many types of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, disc disorders, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia. Call Armstrong Chiropractic Center today at (254) 778-5575 for an appointment to learn about chiropractic options to help sciatic nerve symptoms.