Can A Chiropractor Help With Sciatica?

Genesis Chiropractic - Services - Spine-Related Symptoms (1)Absolutely! Chiropractors are a great resource for anyone suffering from sciatica pain or associated symptoms such as leg or foot tingling or numbness. Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective in treating sciatica by helping the body heal itself and is a non-invasive treatment.

At Genesis Chiropractic, we see that most sciatica sufferers have some relief after their initial appointment, although it’s important to keep in mind that every case is different. We like to treat sciatica from a multifaceted approach, which typically includes heat, myofascial release and a spinal adjustment.

Chiropractic care is usually covered under insurance and is a great first step in helping to identify if your pain can be treated or if you will need to take additional steps to find answers.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a very common ailment and refers to the pain that radiates down your sciatic nerve, which runs through your lower back and branches down both sides of your hips, and down your legs.

What causes Sciatica?

There are a few different reasons why someone may suffer from sciatica, but most commonly it is caused when a disk, or the compression of the spine begins to pinch the sciatic nerve.

How is Sciatica Diagnosed?

A diagnosis of Sciatica is made from a combination of a physical examination, your symptoms, medical history, and any imaging your doctor chooses to use to confirm the diagnosis. This will also confirm the cause of your Sciatica. The most telling symptom of Sciatica is the pain that shoots down your leg, often all the way down to your foot.

Can a chiropractor make sciatica worse?

When you visit a chiropractor, you may feel sore or some discomfort after an appointment. That’s not to say it isn’t working or getting worse. Depending on the treatment provided, patients can feel sore or tender for 24 hours after an appointment.

What happens if sciatica is left untreated?

If left untreated, you run the risk of developing permanent and serious damage to the Sciatic nerve.

How can I keep sciatica pain away after I’ve been treated?

Increased exercise, stretching, foam rollers, and a sit/stand desk are all great things you can do to keep sciatica at bay. Your chiropractor will be able to tell you what will best help you in your situation.

Since 2002, Genesis Chiropractic has been committed to helping our clients resume their pursuit of health, well-being, and a pain-free lifestyle. For more information about how we can help with sciatica contact us at 801-676-0243 or schedule an appointment online.