Doctors of Chiropractic regularly use acupunctue and gentle manipulation treat sciatica. Sciatica is characterised by pain that originates in the low back or buttock that travels into one or both legs. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity and frequency; minimal, moderate, severe and occasional, intermittent, frequent or constant.
Pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, toothache-like, pins and needles or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatica is also called radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
Sciatica is often caused by sciatic nerve compression and can also be described as a trapped nerve. In most cases, the sciatic nerve is trapped by either a bulging or 'slipped' disc or by boney encroachment due to wear & tear.
Whatever the cause of your sciatic pain, thousands of people like you are finding relief from their symptoms through Chiropractic Care and acupuncture.
A combination of acupuncture and your own specifically targeted stretches will allow you to return to your normal life without the need for long term pain medication.
Sciatica is pain arising in the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, running from the spinal cord down through the buttock and the back of each leg to the foot. Sciatic pain is most often caused by abnormal pressure on the nerve roots in the spinal cord.
Whilst surgery is an appropriate intervention in only 10% of long term cases, most people prefer to avoid surgery until all other options have been explored. Many consider Chiropractic care and acupuncture to be a form of complementary medicine, but most Chiropractic patients feel it is the only real alternative. Why not speak to your G.P about Chiropractic care and ask for a referral?
Sciatica is a condition that responds well to acupuncture and chiropractic care. A thorough examination is essential before treatment can begin, since without due care, its far too easy to aggravate an already irritated sciatic nerve.
When your chiropractor has completed his consultation and examination, he should be able to tell you which nerve root is irritated and target treatment accordingly.