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Why Choose Chiropractic Care for Sciatica Treatment?

Written By Advanced Spine & Sport Medical Rehabilitation Center on July 21, 2020

rsz hippainSciatica is a tricky problem. 

Up to 40 percent of people will suffer from sciatica at some point in their lives. The pain and complications of sciatica vary drastically for everyone.

Some folks experience acute sciatic pain after sitting on a plane for hours, which disappears with some stretching. Other patients struggle with debilitating sciatica for years and suffer from extreme complications.

Regardless, it’s impossible to rid yourself of sciatica for good unless you fix the source of the issue. Here’s why chiropractic care is the ideal sciatica treatment to do so.

What Causes Sciatica? 

Sciatica isn’t a condition itself – it’s a symptom of a deeper problem in your low back. 

See, your sciatic nerve runs from your low back down through your buttock and thigh. You have one sciatic nerve for each leg. 

As pressure builds in your low back, your surrounding vertebrae shift out of place. These vertebrae then irritate or pinch your sciatic nerve. When that happens, you’ll experience a shooting electric-like pain that radiates from your buttock down through one of your legs.

Most people experience sciatic pain in a single leg, and it tends to get worse while they’re sitting. However, every case is unique. You might notice sciatic pain appears as you stand up and shift weight onto a single leg.

In some cases, simple stretching and muscle strengthening are enough to adjust your spine and eliminate sciatic pain. In other cases, a herniated or damaged disc might be to blame, which would require professional treatment.

Why is Chiropractic the Right Choice for Sciatica Treatment in Ventura?

Chiropractic is ideal for treating all types of sciatic pain ranging from mild to severe. Dr. James Baranski of Advanced Spine & Sport Chiropractic will ask questions about your symptoms and medical history before ordering x-rays. 

Dr. Baranski will offer personalized treatment recommendations to relieve the built-up pressure in your low back and help any damaged discs heal. Treatments include spinal adjustments, massage, posture adjustments, and stretching. 

Regardless of the cause, gentle chiropractic care can help you avoid invasive surgery and get rid of sciatic pain for good!

Don’t wait for your sciatic pain to get worse. Schedule an appointment at Advanced Spine & Sport Chiropractic in Ventura today by calling 805-642-4061.

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