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Did you know lower back pain may be caused by sciatica? Visiting our chiropractor in Roanoke is essential to understanding the different symptoms and treatments of sciatica.
Here at Performance Healthcare, Dr. Joshua Rhodes provides comprehensive chiropractic care including sciatica treatment and pain relief. Learn more about what sciatica is and how this pain is caused, as well as sciatica treatments available in Roanoke.
Our bodies have a sciatic nerve located in each leg, extending through to the lower back in each hip. When you have sciatic nerve pain, it is caused by muscles pinching or pressing against this nerve. The cause of this condition varies, but primarily it is the result of a misalignment in the musculoskeletal system. As your body is unaligned, this forces your organs and muscles to shift while pushing against the sciatic nerve.
How can you tell whether you have sciatica or lower back pain caused by a herniated disc or pulled muscles? Sciatic nerve pain is characterized by a sharp pain at the site of the pinched nerve. You may also have numbness or tingling in the area and along the hip or leg if you are suffering from sciatica. Additionally, sciatic nerve pain is typically on one side of the body, unlike back pain that radiates across the lumbar area.
Back pain treatment in Roanoke for sciatica starts with a chiropractic adjustment. Dr. Rhodes begins with a comprehensive exam to evaluate your health history and injuries. This is followed by diagnostics to determine whether you are suffering from sciatica or a lower back injury. For sciatica caused by inflammation in back muscles due to herniated discs, you will need a chiropractic treatment to remedy the herniated or bulging disc.
Another remedy for sciatic nerve pain is spinal decompression. This chiropractic method helps to open up the spine and relieve pressure while realigning your musculoskeletal system. Most patients experience immediate pain relief from sciatic nerve pain with this treatment. However, continued chiropractic care is needed to ensure your physical alignment does not return to its former condition.
Back braces for sciatica in Roanoke may be needed. This helps improve posture and prevent sciatic nerve pain. Our chiropractor may also prescribe heat therapy, ice therapy, or corrective exercises to help with muscle pain relief as you recover from sciatic nerve pain.
We offer an all-natural treatment for sciatica at our chiropractic clinic in Roanoke. Our chiropractor Dr. Rhodes is experienced in treating pain and injuries using a holistic approach. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Rhodes works with massage therapists and uses corrective exercises for treatment programs.
Contact our office today at 540-526-7479 to schedule an appointment for sciatica treatment in Roanoke.