Sciatica can be a highly irritating, often painful condition that affects the lower back and leg. Sciatic pain is most often caused by irritation of one or more of the five nerve roots in the spine. The term sciatica refers to any type of pain that radiates from your lower back down through your buttock, thigh, calf, and foot.
River City Wellness aims to perform a chiropractic treatment that addresses the underlying causes of sciatica. Our head chiropractor, Dr. Cody Capeloto, uses gentle hands-on techniques and other therapeutic exercises designed to help restore joint mobility.
What are Sciatic Nerve and Sciatica?
Your sciatic nerve begins at your spinal cord, runs through your hips and buttocks, then branches down each leg. It is the longest nerve in our body. It also affects how we feel sensations on the sides of our legs as well as lower back pain when it’s irritated or injured. When irritation happens, you could experience what's called sciatica.
Sciatica brings feelings of agitation from moderate to severe pain in the extremities. The extremities include the legs and arms. However, pain can also radiate in the back and buttocks area. Weakness and numbness are also symptoms of sciatica.
Other symptoms may manifest as:
- Burning sensations
- Lower back pain
- Hip pain
- Constant and recurring pain
Sciatica happens due to an underlying sciatic nerve injury. It is not uncommon for people suffering from a herniated disc (often seen with osteoarthritis) or other spinal cord disorders--or something affecting the nerves themselves like compression of one vertebra on another within their spine.
There are many reasons a person may be experiencing sciatic pain. Therefore. diagnosing the route of your sciatica is extremely important when you're looking for relief from chronic pains in this area.
At River City Wellness, we focus on the adjustment of misaligned joints and spine. Dr. Capeloto also provides an easy-to-follow non-surgical approach to treat sciatica at the comfort of their homes. Usually, sciatica progresses over time. Thus, continuous chiropractic treatment is beneficial to prevent its progression and address the cause of sciatica.
How Does River City Wellness Treat Sciatica?
Spinal adjustment is a specialized skill practiced by chiropractors. Our goal at River City Wellness is to restore misaligned vertebrae in your spine and ease pain caused by slipped discs or other injuries.
A chiropractic adjustment is a proven treatment option for sciatica. The condition can be caused by misalignments along the spinal column in the pelvis or lower back, usually referred to as vertebral subluxations. These vertebral subluxations develop pressure, which is exerted on your nerves. All of these interfere with the functionality of a nerve called the sciatic. Therefore if left untreated this affected region may undergo degeneration.
For patients who still hesitate in receiving chiropractic adjustments, River City Wellness offers other safe and non-invasive procedures to alleviate sciatic pain. It may include:
Our chiropractors have expertise in developing exercise routines to treat sciatica and help you move more freely. They will do a thorough examination before giving you some exercises that they’ve found helpful for others with this condition.
Dr. Capeloto ensures to educate you about the proper posture when doing the exercise routine to prevent further complications. The routine is designed to target your medical condition as well.
Promoting Healthy Habits
River City Wellness cares about your health. Dr. Capeloto wants to promote a healthy lifestyle through improving proper posture, workplace and house practices, and educating about a good nutritional lifestyle. In treating sciatica, we believe that we must consider all factors to successfully eliminate the painful sensations.
Our chiropractors can help develop healthy habits that look after your body to prevent future injury or unnecessary pain. The lifestyle advice a Chiropractor educates you with helps avoid future injury or discomfort due to poor posture, and work demands.
You may refer to the “Schedule an Appointment” button above if you are experiencing some sciatica symptoms. You are encouraged to consult with one of our chiropractors to assess and treat your condition.