Sciatica Treatments

Sciatica is a medical ailment caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The body's largest nerves originate in the lower back and extend one down each leg. Inflammation of the sciatic nerve has the potential to cause severe and persistent pain, which can be particularly disruptive during activities like walking, standing, and sitting. If you reside or work in the vicinity of Port Orchard, WA, Dr. Brian Willyard from Action Chiropractic can diagnose and treat the symptoms and underlying causes of sciatica.

Typical Sciatica Symptoms

The symptoms of an irritated sciatic nerve may manifest in your lower back region or even hips, buttocks, or down a leg. Sciatica pain can and will vary. Some people may find it persistent, while other individuals experience it as intermittent -   

  • Tingling/Burning sensations.
  • Shooting pain.
  • Muscle spasms or weakness in affected areas.
  • Numbness and more.

Potential Causes of Sciatica

It is essential to recognize that while sciatica is acknowledged as a medical condition, it often presents as a symptom of an underlying issue, leading to pain and discomfort that can significantly disrupt daily life.

If you are experiencing sciatic-related pain, you may find your symptoms include one or several of these causes -  

  • A herniated or misaligned disc.
  • Degenerating spinal discs.
  • Extended sitting.
  • Trigger pain points caused by muscle knots.
  • Slouching or poor posture.
  • High heels/ill-fitting shoes.
  • Pregnancy.

Sciatica Treatment Options

In some cases, sciatica symptoms might improve on their own - without the need for medical intervention. However, since sciatic pain and symptoms often signify an underlying issue (rather than being the root cause), it's a good idea to consult with a chiropractor for guidance in addressing the source of the pain. Dr. Willyard utilizes these approaches to effectively manage sciatica and its associated symptoms.

  • Cox Technique.
  • Activator Methods.
  • Traction.

And these complementary options –

  • Holistic Massage.
  • Myofascial Release.
  • Therapeutic Massage.
  • Therapeutic Exercise.
  • Cryotherapy.

Contact a Leading Port Orchard, WA, Chiropractor for Sciatica Relief

Sciatic pain will likely persist until the nerve is no longer being compressed. As a result, seeking a chiropractor or healthcare professional’s guidance - someone who can diagnose the cause and develop an effective, noninvasive sciatica treatment plan is an important step in feeling better. Contact Dr. Willyard or a member of the staff of Action Chiropractic at 360-876-6865. 

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