If sciatica pain is keeping you from living a fulfilling life and completing even the simplest of tasks, Dr. Jason Madigan and the team at Sport and Spine Chiropractic Rehab in Lock Haven, PA, can help you find relief.

Sciatica Relief Through Chiropractic Care

When you experience lower back pain as well as pain, numbness, or tingling in your leg or foot, it’s likely that you are suffering from sciatica. This condition affects nearly half of Americans at some point in their lives – and many are told that surgery is the solution. In the guide below, Dr. Madigan and the team at Sport and Spine Chiropractic Rehab in Lock Haven, PA, explain what sciatica is and how it can be treated without a surgical procedure.

Understanding Sciatica

You have nerves running throughout your body to relay messages and ensure everything is working properly. Two of these nerves – the sciatic nerves – travel between the lower back and the feet. They are the longest nerves you have.

When a sciatic nerve becomes compressed, it creates various symptoms that fall under the term “sciatica.” These symptoms include sharp, shooting pain anywhere from the lower back to the foot, as well as burning sensations, numbness, and tingling. These symptoms are often temporarily relieved when you change positions or move around a bit.

Natural Healing for the Sciatic Nerve

As the condition is caused by a compressed nerve, removing that compression is the key to effective healing. Chiropractic care focuses on this step. It also addresses any factors that contributed to the condition, such as misalignment and herniated discs, and implements steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again. These goals are typically achieved through techniques such as the following techniques.

  • Adjustments to restore proper alignment, as a misalignment often leads to disc issues and nerve compression
  • Spinal decompression, which relieves undue pressure from impacted discs, pulls herniated discs back in, and removes compression from the nerve
  • Deep tissue laser therapy to reduce inflammation and bring more water, oxygen, and healing nutrients to the spinal column
  • Therapeutic rehabilitation, which includes movements that strengthen the spinal column, increase circulation, restore range of motion, and reduce or eliminate pressure on the discs and nerves
  • Massage therapy to relieve tension caused by sciatica, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation
  • Electrical stimulation therapy to release muscle spasms, block pain signals to the brain, and increase circulation

A personalized combination of such techniques can help the body heal naturally and comprehensively.

Find natural relief from your sciatica pain by visiting Dr. Madigan at Sport and Spine Chiropractic Rehab in Lock Haven, PA. Call (570) 858-5645 to schedule an appointment today.

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