If you’re looking for relief from sciatica pain, you may want to give chiropractic care a try. Chiropractors are able to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve, which can help to reduce pain and inflammation.
What Causes Sciatica?
The most common causes of sciatica pain are inflammation, pinched nerve, compression of a nerve, nerve irritation, herniated, or slipped disk that puts pressure on the nerve root. Many people with sciatica pain can get better on their own with time and the proper care. Unfortunately, many people will need more. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment option for sciatica that can provide significant relief from pain, discomfort, and other symptoms
What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Sciatica?
Chiropractic care offers many benefits for those suffering from sciatica, including:
- Relief from pain
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved spinal alignment
- Improved range of motion and flexibility
- Reduce the intensity and frequency of Sciatica pain
Finally, many people find that regular chiropractic treatments help them manage their stress levels better.
What Else Can I Do to Relieve My Sciatica Pain?
Apply ice and/or hot packs: Use ice packs initially to reduce pain and swelling. Short on ice packs? Wrap a towel around a bag of frozen vegetables and apply to the affected area for 20 minutes several times a day for a couple of days. Alternatively, you may want to switch to hot packs also for 20 minutes at a time after applying ice packs. One or the other may work, with many finding relief by switching between the two.
Gentle Stretching: Learn the proper stretches from an instructor with experience with low back pain. Start with gentle stretches and work up to include other strengthening exercises, aerobic exercises, and core muscle strengthening.
The goal of any treatment is to decrease the pain and increase your mobility. If any type of exercise causes additional pain, stop immediately and consult a qualified medical practitioner.
How often should I get chiropractic adjustments for sciatica?
Chiropractic adjustments can help to improve the function of the nervous system and encourage healing. Regular chiropractic treatments can help to prevent future flare-ups of Sciatica pain.
Chiropractic care offers many benefits for those suffering from sciatica pain Chiropractic adjustments can help to relieve pain, improve range of motion, and increase circulation If you are suffering from sciatica pain, consider seeking chiropractic care as a treatment option.
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