Sciatica is pain originating in the lower back or buttocks that travels down into one or both legs. Sciatic nerve pain can vary in intensity from mild to moderate and, if left untreated, can become severe. Some people may experience pain occasionally and intermittently, while others experience pain frequently and consistently. We at Sunrise Chiropractic are a chiropractor in Tucson, AZ, offering non-invasive, drug-free pain management options for people with this condition.
What Is Sciatic Nerve Pain?
Sciatic nerve pain is often described as a dull, achy pain, while some patients claim the pain can get sharp, like electric shock-like shooting pain. Symptoms include pain, burning, numbness, and tingling sensations.
This condition occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched or compressed due to an injury, lumbar spine misalignment, herniated discs, bulging discs, spinal tumors, or pregnancy. Other causes may include diabetes, constipation, or improper sitting positions.
Correctly diagnosing sciatica can help us determine the best course of chiropractic care treatment. To determine the root cause of sciatic nerve pain, we will conduct various health screenings, including reviewing a patient's medical history, conducting a physical, and maybe ordering diagnostic imaging testing. These are performed to help pinpoint the cause of the pain and determine the best course of treatment for the patient.
Chiropractic care for patients with sciatic pain in the nerve can help increase the body's natural ability to heal itself. Improving spinal movement can help reduce pain and improve function and performance. In addition, properly aligning the body helps remove pressure on the nerve, which can help treat pain using a non-surgical, drug-free treatment option.
Chiropractic techniques may include massage therapy, spinal adjustments, exercises, lifestyle advice, and more. We have a variety of treatment options available at our practice and we encourage you to come visit us.
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If you have been suffering from chronic pain in the lower back, hip, buttocks, and legs, it might be time to see a chiropractor in Tucson, AZ, for proper diagnosis and treatment. The pain you are experiencing may be caused by sciatica. Schedule an appointment with a chiropractor on our team at Sunrise Chiropractic and learn how we can help you with your pain. We are dedicated to helping our patients live happier, healthier, pain-free lives. Call us at (520) 733-1172 so that we can get you on your way to achieving your wellness goals.