Sciatica Nerve Pain
Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying medical condition and not a diagnosis, which is a common misconception. Some of the common causes of sciatic symptoms include a herniation of a lumbar disc, degenerative disc disease (D.D.D), spondylolisthesis (slippage forward of a vertebra upon another one), Piriformis syndrome, or spinal stenosis (narrowing or the spinal canal).
Sciatica is often characterized by one or more of the following symptoms:
- Pain that travels from the buttock and down the back of the leg.
- Pain that is worse with prolonged sitting.
- Posterior leg pain that is often described as a burning and tingling sensation.
- Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg, foot, and/or toes.
- A sharp pain that may travel and make it difficult to stand up or walk.
Sciatic pain can vary from infrequent and irritating to constant and incapacitating to a point you have difficulties sitting or standing.
Treatment for Sciatic Pain
Chiropractic adjustments and therapies to the surround muscles have shown to improve and eliminate the symptoms associated with sciatica. The first step is to pin point what is causing the sciatic pain and then coming up with a game plan on how to treat it as quickly as possible.
Dr. Gibson at RTP Chiropractic in Morrisville NC is highly trained and skilled to diagnosis the underlying cause of your condition. He will develop treatment recommendations as well as home instructions to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about the treatment options for these types of conditions, don’t hesitate to call the office at anytime.