Sciatica Treatment in South Austin
Characterized by pain that originates in the low back and radiates into one or both legs, sciatica is a painful condition caused due to inflammation of the largest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve. To help patients who are suffering from sciatica regain their mobility and live an independent and healthy life, HealthFirst Spine & Wellness provides chiropractic care for sciatica. Using this safe and natural alternative treatment, we help patients restore the integrity of their spine and achieve their desired level of health and wellbeing.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a painful neuromuscular condition that is characterized by pain that is widespread, affecting the low back, buttocks, legs, and feet, and may vary in severity from a dull ache to sharp, throbbing pain that may leave a person unable to perform even the simplest of tasks. In severe cases, sciatica may result in muscle weakness and loss of reflexes as well.
The disease may be caused due to a number of spinal and non-spinal conditions. Most often, the pain is caused due to a misaligned spine or a protruded or ruptured disc that may irritate the sciatic nerve. Less common causes of sciatica include non-spinal conditions like diabetes, tumors, nutritional deficiencies, and constipation.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
Despite the recent advancements, the medical treatment of sciatica is limited to the use of pain relievers that may provide a short-term fix for the condition, but do not treat the underlying cause. On the other hand, surgery is an effective but invasive treatment that may result in extreme pain and discomfort.
At HealthFirst Spine & Wellness, we adopt an all-natural approach to the management of sciatica, helping our patients regain their strength and vitality with expert chiropractic care for sciatica. Our chiropractors use spinal adjustments to correct the alignment of the spinal cord and relieve pressure from the sciatic nerve. In addition to this, we also use cold laser therapy, massage, and myofascial release technique to repair the damaged soft tissues and reduce inflammation and pain.
We are able to provide optimum pain relief to our patients by developing an individualized treatment plan that is based on their diagnosis, symptoms, and historic response to various treatments.
To learn more about how chiropractic care for sciatica can be beneficial for you or to schedule a chiropractic consultation in South Austin, contact us today.