Up to 40% of adults in the United States are limited by the shock-like pain of sciatica. To relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve that triggers your pain, Jeff Miller, DC, offers individualized chiropractic care solutions at Integrated Spine & Disc. Dr. Miller uses advanced chiropractic techniques to move your spine into proper alignment, relieving pressure on your sciatic nerve. He also recommends exercises you can do to support your spine’s flexibility and function. Call the office in Mandeville, Louisiana, to schedule a sciatica consultation or book an appointment online today.
The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that travels from your lower (lumbar) spine down into your hips and legs. Sciatica results when this nerve is irritated, inflamed, or compressed by bone spurs or a herniated disc.
Moving your spine in certain ways can cause shock-like pain in your lower back. This pain can also radiate into your hips and legs. As sciatica worsens, you might also experience weakness, numbness, and tingling in these areas.
Your risk for sciatica pain can increase as you age or if you frequently lift heavy objects. If you have a herniated disc, arthritis, or another type of spine condition, you may also be more likely to develop sciatica.
Integrated Spine & Disc offers comprehensive chiropractic care to ease sciatica pain and restore the overall health and function of your spine.
You should schedule an evaluation at Integrated Spine & Disc if you have symptoms of sciatica that aren’t going away with medications and home care. These symptoms can affect your lower back, hips, or legs and include:
As sciatica worsens, you may also experience a loss of mobility due to severe pain and leg weakness.
Dr. Miller offers comprehensive evaluations of your spine health and function to determine if chiropractic care can treat your sciatica symptoms. He customizes a treatment plan to ease your symptoms and restore full function in your spine.
During your chiropractic visit for sciatica, Dr. Miller uses manual techniques to move your spinal vertebrae into proper alignment. He may also use specialized instruments to force your vertebrae into position.
To further reduce pain and inflammation, Dr. Miller combines chiropractic care with exercise therapy. Because muscle tightness and nerve compression are primary factors that contribute to sciatica, regular stretches and other exercises can lower your risk for additional sciatic complications.
Dr. Miller determines how often you need chiropractic adjustments based on your individual needs. He may also recommend routine adjustments even when your pain resolves to keep your spine healthy and strong.
Call Integrated Spine & Disc to schedule a chiropractic consultation for sciatica or book an appointment online today.