If you’re seeking relief from sciatica pain, we may be able to help. Sciatica pain, back pain and other kinds of spine-related pain can often be reduced through treatments here at Brook Chiropractic Neurology.
Sciatica, also known as sciatic neuralgia or neuritis, is a condition in which pain is felt radiating downward from the back through the leg.
Depending on how the condition is defined, as many as 40% of the population will experience sciatica at some point during a lifetime. Sciatica pain is most common in people of ages 40 to 50, and it affects men more often than women.
The pain may be felt down the back of the leg, on the front or outside. Usually, the pain is only felt on one side of the body. Sometimes, low back pain is also felt. Beyond causing pain, sciatica may also cause numbness or weakness in the leg or foot.
Most of the time sciatica is caused by a herniated spinal disc pressing on the root of a lumbar or sacral nerve. Fortunately, chiropractic treatment can often reduce the pain from sciatica.
Relief from sciatica
The initial approach for treatment of sciatica generally consists of pain medication, such as NSaids or other anti-inflammatory and rest. If pain is severe or persistent, then surgery might be considered.
Although a variety of surgical methods may be used to address the underlying spinal-disc herniation, in some cases chiropractic treatment alone is effective in easing the pain from sciatica.
If you have already had surgery, it’s possible that chiropractic treatments may also help maintain your spine in optimal alignment and reduce residual pain.
When you visit Brook Chiropractic Neurology, first we’ll assess the reason for your pain. Then we can recommend the best ways to ease that pain and help you return to normal activities as soon as possible.
We offer a range of treatments which are specifically designed to relieve pain in your legs, back and elsewhere.
Our medical director, Dr. Robert Brook, is a Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, which is an important “medical specialty” focused on using chiropractic to treat neural conditions resulting from spinal problems.
This means we can often treat ailments far beyond the musculoskeletal aches and pains addressed by most other chiropractors.
The staff at Brook Chiropractic Neurology has years of experience in helping people with sciatica. If you’re feeling pain from sciatica, leg pain, back pain or neck pain, call us today for an appointment or just come on in.