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What Can You Expect from Sciatica Treatment at a Chiropractors?

Written By James J. Hether, D.C. on June 25, 2018

Have you been suffering from painful sciatica symptoms for months or perhaps even years? 

Even though the majority of people find their sciatica easing naturally after a few weeks, some continue to struggle with the incapacitating pain that prevents them from carrying out daily tasks. 

If this sounds familiar, chiropractic care may have been recommended to you – but what can you expect from your sciatica treatment? 

Sciatica and Its Symptoms

Running from behind your pelvis to the very tips of your toes, the sciatic nerve is the longest one in the human body. That’s why symptoms tend to appear within this area, including in the feet, legs, buttocks, and toes. 

These pains may present themselves as tingling sensations, rather like the ones you get when you’ve got pins and needles. Or they may be burning, shooting, and/or stabbing pains that get worse if you move, cough, or sneeze. It may also feel like these areas have gone numb.

What tends to trigger sciatica

An irritation in your spine or lower lumbar. However, muscle spasms, lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, and pregnancy can onset the condition, too. 

Understanding Your Sciatica Treatment 

One of the most preferred treatment methods for sciatica, which your chiropractor can carry out, is spinal decompression.

Used by a number of health professionals for hundreds of years, it’s designed to alleviate any pressure on your nerves while boosting the body’s natural healing abilities. 

It often involves the use of a specialist table that has various moving parts. This allows the chiropractor to isolate certain parts of your body to create the relaxation/traction technique that’s integral to relieving your sciatica. 

Throughout the entire session (which tends to last up to 45 minutes), you shouldn’t experience any pain – rather, the only sensation you may feel is as though your spine has been stretched. 

Many patients will need to return for a course of these treatments over the following few weeks, but you may even feel the benefits after your first consultation. 

At every stage of the treatment program, your chiropractor in DeLand will explain what they are doing and why. And they may recommend complementary therapies that work alongside spinal decompression, e.g. massage and other manipulation techniques. They’ll also be able to provide you with lifestyle tips that help you reduce the risk of pain while you’re at home.

Don’t let pain rule your life and book your sciatica treatment at our clinic today. Just call 386-734-0702 to speak to our friendly team.

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