Sciatica Treatment in Matthews NC
Sciatica is a condition that refers to lower back pain and leg pain often associated with one side of the body. Sciatica can be due to simple misalignment and pinching of the nerves or more serious conditions such as a bulging or herniated lumbar disc. Luckily, sciatica treatment in Matthews, NC is available at our clinic.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Patients report signs and symptoms as being feelings of leg pain, tingling, and numbness that is sometimes also associated with lower back pain. Common pain pattern of sciatica would be through the nerves of your lower back into your buttocks and often moving into the back of the thigh or knee. In some cases, the pain can be felt all the way to the foot and toes. Often, the pain might worsen with prolonged sitting and in more severe cases with standing and walking.
Causes of Sciatica
There are a few potential causes of sciatica. Misalignments, commonly known as subluxations of the spinal vertebra, can cause pinching of the sciatic nerve routes near the spine causing radicular (spreading) symptoms in the legs. Other injuries, such as disc herniations or bulges, can also cause pressure to the surrounding sciatic nerve route. Herniations and bulges often need to be confirmed with MRI imaging.
Evaluation, such as imaging and orthopedics examinations, help to determine the cause and severity of the sciatic pain. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential when treating sciatica. Prolonged pressure to the nerves can cause chronic nerve damage and/or loss of sensation in the extremities.
To set an appointment for evaluation at Planck Chiropractic and Rehab give our office a call today 980.270.0300. Dr. Planck has been treating patients in the Charlotte and surrounding Matthews community since 2010.
How do our Physicians Successfully Treat Sciatica?
We couple chiropractic manipulations with flexion distraction therapy (a form of decompression) to alleviate nerve pressure in the lower back. Soft tissue treatment, massage and exercise routines are often prescribed in conjunction to chiropractic treatment to provide the patient with the best outcome.
Our goal, with each patient, is to provide non-surgical relief for sciatic pain without utilizing medications. Turn to our experienced staff for sciatic relief. Call us today 980.270.0300 for sciatica treatment in Matthews, NC.
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