Chiropractic Care for Sciatica at Palm Desert Chiropractic
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body, running from the base of the spine into the hip and down the backs of the legs. Injury or inflammation to any area along the nerve pathway can lead to sciatic nerve pain and other symptoms that affect your ability to function in daily life. At Palm Desert Chiropractic in Palm Desert, we work to alleviate the source of sciatic nerve pain with a variety of effective and non-invasive techniques.
Symptoms of Sciatica
You may experience pain in the lower back that seems to radiate into the hip and down the legs, usually only on one side. You may feel tingling or numbness in the leg. Pain may intensify when you sit for long periods, or you may feel an electric shock sensation in the lower back when moving. You may also experience weakness in the affected leg. Pain may be intermittent or constant.
Causes of Sciatica
Often the underlying cause of sciatic nerve pain is a slipped disc that compresses the nerve. Narrowing of the spinal canal, a condition called stenosis, can also lead to nerve compression. Other spinal problems can also lead to sciatica. Excessive weight can result in compression of the sciatic nerve. Diabetes, which can cause nerve damage, may also lead to sciatic symptoms. Body changes during pregnancy can cause sciatica discomfort. Even smoking or wearing high heels can lead to problems related to the sciatic nerve.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatic Nerve Pain
Our chiropractor offers various treatment options to relieve sciatic nerve pain. Heat and ice therapy can help to reduce inflammation and pain. Manual adjustment of the spine reduces compression of the nerve. We may recommend several exercises that help strengthen the back, hip, and leg muscles to relieve pressure on the nerve. Hands-on adjustments can also help to reduce pain and support the body’s natural healing process. Our chiropractor can ensure your sciatica is properly alleviated and help prevent the condition from reoccurring in the future.
Contact Us for Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief from Our Chiropractor in Palm Desert
Dr. David R. Gorrie has extensive knowledge of chiropractic techniques that he uses to help his patients in Palm Desert and surrounding areas enjoy relief from pain and better physical function. We treat many conditions, including neck pain, back pain, headaches, spinal disc problems, pinched nerves, arthritis, and injuries due to sports, work, or auto accidents. Contact Palm Desert Chiropractic today at (760) 200-9858 for an appointment to learn about effective treatments for sciatic nerve pain.