An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Sciatic is a frustrating and often misunderstood pain condition that can have a serious impact on your quality of life. If you are suffering from chronic or radiating pain, it is important to know that effective treatment options are available for managing this pain that do not require medication or surgery. Our Tracy chiropractor Dr. Ringer has helped hundreds of patients just like you safely manage their sciatica pain symptoms through chiropractic care. Our custom treatment programs integrate spinal adjustments with complementary therapies for enhanced pain relief.
What Causes Sciatica Pain?
Sciatica occurs when a herniated or slipped disc in the lumbar spine compresses the sciatic nerve. This compression can trigger a radiating pain sensation along the length of the nerve. The sciatic nerve is one of the longest in the body, stretching from the lower back through the buttocks and down the leg. Consequently, a seemingly minor misalignment in the lumbar spine can lead to serious health problems affecting not only the lower back, but also other parts of the body. Common symptoms of sciatic pain include a throbbing, numbing, burning or radiating pain sensation from the lower back through the buttocks and down the legs. However, sciatic pain can be slightly different for every patient.
It is important to understand that sciatic itself is not an “illness” but that it is a symptom of a bigger health problem affecting the lower back and sciatic nerve. While many cases of sciatica are due to a herniated or slipped disc, sciatica can also be caused by degenerative disc disease, a repetitive motion injury, arthritis, age-related wear and tear on the body, sports injuries and car accidents.
Tracy Chiropractic Care Relieves Sciatica Symptoms & Manages Pain
Chiropractic care relieves sciatica symptoms by targeting the root cause for your pain: the underlying spinal misalignment. As long as the spine is out of alignment, the misalignment will continue to place pressure on the sciatic nerve – triggering the radiating pain sensation along the length of the nerve. The first step for effective sciatic treatment is to identify the root trigger for a patient’s pain. Our chiropractor uses a diagnostic exam and X-rays to identify the underlying spinal misalignment. Next, we create a comprehensive treatment program that is fully customized to your unique pain management needs.
Dr. Ringer understands that every patient experiences pain differently. That’s why our Tracy chiropractor creates customized treatment plans that combine chiropractic adjustments with complementary therapies, including massage therapy, manual medicine and physiotherapy exercises, for maximum pain relief. By targeting the root cause for your pain, we are able to reduce nerve compression and bring correct alignment back to the lumbar spine. This not only relieves sciatica pain, but also improves all aspects of our patients’ well-being. Our goal is to enhance your health from the inside out!
Don’t let sciatica pain hold you back from living an active life. Take the first step towards healing today: call 209-835-2225 to schedule your appointment!