Sciatica is a common spinal disorder that we treat at Lighthouse Family Chiropractic in Hilliard, OH. The pain from this condition can range from mild, to moderate to severe. It can limit a person's mobility and range of motion and interfere with work, recreational activities, and home life. If you suffer from sciatica, visit our clinic for a consultation with one of our chiropractors. Chiropractic care has been found to have a high rate of success in reducing or eliminating the pain and discomfort of sciatica while also restoring mobility and range of motion.
The sciatic nerve is a large nerve in the lower back that goes across both sides of the hips, down the buttocks, and into each leg and foot. Most sciatica patients only suffer pain and discomfort on one side of their body. When the sciatic nerve becomes inflamed, the patient may experience intermittent numbness, pain, burning, and weakness in one leg. Although prescription medication might be prescribed to reduce pain and relax the muscles surrounding the sciatic nerve, the origin of the problem isn't addressed. Our chiropractors can use chiropractic adjustments along with other therapies to address the source of the issue without having to rely on pain medication or surgery.
How We Treat Lower Back Pain from Sciatica
Spinal adjustments are at the center of chiropractic care and treatment. These manipulations realign the spine over time while relieving the pressure that causes inflammation of the sciatic nerve. Once the inflammation is relieved, the pain is reduced, and movement and range of motion are restored. Along with spinal adjustments, electronic muscle stimulation or ultrasound therapies may also be used to treat sciatica. All three forms of treatment are painless, and they are aimed at treating the cause of sciatica and not just the symptoms.
Sciatica Treatment in Hilliard, OH
With our personalized approach at Lighthouse Family Chiropractic, we have our patients' best interests in mind. We can also help in preventing your sciatica from returning by focusing on the actual source of your pain and discomfort. If you suffer from what you believe to be sciatica, call us today for an appointment at (614) 876-0854, or use our online contact form. After taking a medical history and performing a physical examination, we will discuss your medical conditions and develop a treatment plan designed to meet your health goals.