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Sciatica is a prevalent condition that causes excruciating pain and symptoms like numbness in various body parts, a tingling sensation, and extreme pain. Body pain can be so severe in some cases that the individual is unable to function. Sciatica pain can range from moderate discomfort to unbearable pain. Many of those who suffer from this condition are unable to conduct basic everyday activities such as walking, bending, sitting, or standing.

Sciatica can be treated by chiropractors using holistic chiropractic treatment. The top five sciatica symptoms that indicate a person should seek chiropractic care are listed below.

  1. Numbness in Lower Body

Numbness is most often felt in the legs, feet, or toes – patients may also experience numbness after waking up or remaining in one place for an extended period.

 2. Lower Back Pain

Individuals suffering from sciatica commonly discuss lower back pain as an accompanying symptom. Everyone who suffers from lower back pain should know the difference between sciatica and common lower back pain. Sciatica is a nerve condition that is most often affected by extreme inflammation, torn muscle tissue, and/or a slipped disc. Luckily, receiving regular chiropractic care will help to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment for any sciatica symptoms.

3. Severe Nerve Pain

A pinched nerve in a person’s leg causes sharp and frequent pain in the leg.

4. Burning Sensation

Some patients may experience a severe burning sensation in the region of a pinched nerve, which is most commonly felt in the lower back muscle or they may feel sciatica butt pain in the upper buttocks area.

5. Pain While Sitting or Standing

When a person has sciatica, they will experience severe pain or tenderness while standing or sitting. The application of immense pressure on the leg muscles when moving the body is what causes this pain.

How to Fix Sciatica:

If you have a functional or mechanical problem in your spine, you are likely to develop sciatica. Chiropractors can help you get rid of the associated pain by offering a treatment that removes nerve irritation, reduces inflammation in the region, and improves the spine’s smooth movement. Chiropractors will typically advise you not to aggravate the condition by doing things like bending, lifting, or staying in one place for long periods during treatment. Chiropractors also assist patients in avoiding the use of painkillers or anti-inflammatory medications to manage pain. During the early stages of chiropractic treatment, patients are asked to work on stretching exercises and daily massages of the affected region. Chiropractors will then formulate a personalized individual care plan to best treat the sciatica condition once the condition has been stabilized.

If you’re suffering from joint pain, sciatica, or other physical discomforts, make an appointment with a chiropractor to get the treatment you need. Atlas Injury to Health in Winter Garden, Florida, will customize a care plan for you based on your specific needs. Contact us at 407-656-0390 or info@atlasinjurytohealth.com to learn if chiropractic care is right for you.