Sciatica FAQs

Sciatica is a common issue that causes pain in the lower back, hip, and leg. For most, sciatica occurs when the vertebrae in the lumbar spine become compressed. Bone spurs on the vertebrae can also cause sciatic pain in the lower back, hips, and legs. at Kentucky Injury & Rehab, we have provided residents of Shively, KY, and Dixie, KY with natural and effective sciatica treatment for many years.

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What is Sciatica so Painful?

The sciatic nerve extends from the buttocks down into the heel and toes, making it the longest nerve in the body. If someone has a herniated disc, spinal problems, or a trapped nerve, it can pressure the sciatic nerve, pinching it. The pressure put on the nerve can cause pain that runs down the back and leg. Those suffering from sciatic nerve pain may also experience: 

  • Muscle weakness
  • Trouble moving the affected leg
  • Intense pain
  • Lower back pain on one side
  • Pain that worsens when sitting
  • Trouble standing up

How Can Spinal Decompression Help with Sciatica? 

Sciatica can be the result of the discs in the spine becoming decompressed. This condition can occur from age-related bone loss, an accident, or other medical conditions or incidents. Spinal decompression is a technique used to increase the space between the vertebrae, reducing the pressure on the sciatic nerve. 

How a Chiropractor Can Help with Sciatica? 

Our chiropractor can help relieve sciatica pain through spinal manipulations, which help move herniated discs back to their proper location. In addition, chiropractic treatment can help allow nerve signals in the spine to flow correctly, lower muscle spasms, and promote long-term healing. 

Can Massage Therapy Help with Sciatic Nerve Pain? 

Our chiropractor may help by using massage techniques to help relax the targeted muscles and promote the body’s natural healing process. Massage therapy also helps the body produce pain-reducing endorphins, which help relieve sciatica symptoms. 

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Shively, KY, and Dixie, KY

The above methods are ways our chiropractor can help with sciatica. To gain a complete understanding of how chiropractic adjustments can help relieve sciatic nerve pain, call to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor. The Kentucky Injury & Rehab chiropractic care staff understands the desire to find relief for sciatic nerve pain and is ready to help treat residents of Shively, KY, Dixie, KY, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (502)-447-9554 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor. 

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