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Sciatica Treatment With Chiropractic

Written By Advanced Spine & Sport Medical Rehabilitation Center on February 28, 2022

Sciatica Treatment Advanced Spine & Sport Chiropractic

Sciatica pain is an extremely debilitating condition that can have a massive impact on your physical mobility and general quality of life. If your pain is interfering with your ability to work, play, or sleep, our team can help. With the help of our professional chiropractic treatments at Advanced Spine & Sport Chiropractic in Ventura, CA, you can finally experience relief from your sciatica pain. 

Sciatica Explained

The term ‘sciatica’ refers to pain that travels down the sciatic nerve. This nerve, present on both sides of the body, stretches from the lumbar (or lower) spine all the way down the backs of the legs. The intensity of the pain can range from minor, dull aches to sharp, searing bursts. Sciatica can also cause muscle weakness, tingling, and numbness in the affected areas.  

The Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica typically occurs when the area surrounding the sciatic nerve becomes irritated or inflamed. This aggravation can be caused by multiple sources, but there are a few common causes of sciatica.

  • Herniated disc: The discs in your spine have two main parts: the disc nucleus, which is the gel-like material in the center, and the annulus, which serves as a tough protective layer. When excessive pressure is applied to the vertebrae, part of the nucleus material can be pushed through a crack or gap in the annulus, creating a bulge. This condition is referred to as a herniated disc. The protruding section of the affected disc then presses down on the surrounding nerves, which causes the pain associated with sciatica. 
  • Pinched nerve: This condition occurs when excessive pressure is placed on a nerve, causing pain and discomfort. It can be caused by injury, repetitive motions, or keeping a certain part of the body in one position for an extended amount of time. It can be a side effect of a herniated disc or develop separately. 

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a drug-free, non-invasive solution for sciatica pain. Your chiropractor is uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat spinal disorders, allowing them to get to the root of your discomfort. Using a series of gentle adjustments, your chiropractor will correct any spinal misalignments that may be irritating your sciatic nerve. 

Schedule an Appointment

Alleviate your sciatica pain and enhance your overall well-being with our professional chiropractic treatments at Advanced Spine & Sport Chiropractic in Ventura, CA. For more information on our practice or to schedule an appointment, call (805) 642-4061 or send Dr. Baranski a message here

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