Sciatica is a painful condition that originates at the base of the spine where the sciatic nerve begins. If your sciatic nerve is pinched, it can become inflamed, leading to pain down one or both of your legs. At Alluvium Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Voorhees, NJ, we work with patients who are trying to find ways to manage their sciatica naturally. If you think you need surgery to deal with the pain, we hope you’ll first give chiropractic care with Dr. William Nicoletto, Jr. a try.
The Basics of Sciatica
Your sciatic nerve is a major nerve that starts at the base of your spine, travels down the back of your leg, and ends at the top of your foot. When this nerve becomes inflamed, you can feel tingling or pain all the way down to your foot. In the early stages, you might experience some back tenderness or soreness. As your sciatica gets worse, it can feel impossible to roll over in bed, walk, or sit still. Spinal misalignment, bulging discs, or arthritic conditions are common causes of sciatica, and they can be addressed through chiropractic treatment.
What to Expect With Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
Chiropractic treatment for sciatica can ease the pressure on the end of your sciatic nerve, giving the nerve an opportunity to heal from inflammation. Decompression strategies help to open up the area, while spinal adjustments will get your spine back into alignment. If the problem is a bulging disc, decompression techniques can ease the stress on your disc, and it may be able to heal on its own. It takes time to heal from sciatica, but you may find relief within a treatment or two. Pay attention to any exercises you are taught, and stay consistent with care in order to heal from sciatica.
Schedule Your Chiropractic Consultation Now
Don't let the pain of sciatica take over your life. With the right treatment, you can prolong or eliminate the need for surgery to deal with your sciatica. Contact Alluvium Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Voorhees, NJ at 856-784-3373, and set up an appointment with Dr. Nicoletto today.