Sciatica can cause chronic pain if not treated right away. Dr. Jennifer Turnbull Bonde of Birmingham Wellness Center in Birmingham can help. Keep reading for more information about sciatica and how we treat it. If you are suffering from sciatica, you can receive treatment through chiropractic care!
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is the pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which goes down your back to both sides of your buttocks and each leg. It usually only affects one side at a time.
What Causes Sciatica?
Sciatica happens when the sciatic nerve is pinched, causing chronic pain. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. This is usually due to a herniated disk in the spine or the development of bone spurs on the spine.
As people age, they tend to get sciatica due to the breakdown of the disks and other tissues in the spine. People that are overweight can also develop sciatica since the extra weight is putting more stress on their spine. Sitting too long can also add pressure to the spine. Diabetes can cause nerve damage to the spine, which then can cause sciatica.
What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?
The most common symptom is pain. Sciatic nerve pain goes from the lower back, down one buttock and leg. Sciatic nerve pain can range in dull pain to pain so bad that it affects your day to day life. When this happens, it could be time to see a chiropractor to help relieve your pain. Symptoms of sciatica can be reduced after receiving chiropractic care.
How a Chiropractor can Treat Sciatic Nerve Pain
There are various ways a chiropractor can treat sciatic nerve pain. Chiropractic adjustments, Acoustic Compression Therapy, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling are all ways we treat sciatic nerve pain here at Birmingham Wellness Center.
Chiropractic adjustments involve realigning the spine with the neck, which can take the pressure off muscles and other soft tissue, bringing much-needed pain relief to these areas. Acoustic Compression Therapy is also known as Well Wave Therapy and uses acoustic waves to help your cells heal faster.
Massage therapy uses long, circular strokes all over the body to relieve stress and pain. Nutritional counseling can help you choose healthy foods and supplements to help your body heal from within. A combination of these therapies may be used for your sciatic nerve pain treatment.
Please contact us if you have any questions about how we treat sciatic nerve pain or other questions you may have about our practice.
Call Your Birmingham Chiropractor Today!
Make an appointment at your earliest convenience to get the relief you need from sciatica. You can visit Dr. Jennifer Turnbull Bonde at Birmingham Wellness Center, 219 Elm St., Birmingham, MI 48009. If you prefer making an appointment over the phone, please call us at (248) 645-6070.