Sciatica

An Overview of Sciatica from AlignLife

Back pain is one of the most common complaints that we see in our office. Sometimes, people are suffering from back pain due to an issue with their nerves. Nerves run from the brain down the back, through the spine, and out to the rest of the body. These nerves come in all shapes and sizes. One of the biggest nerves in the body is called the sciatic nerve. When someone is suffering from pain in this nerve, the symptoms can be severe. The team from AlignLife is here to make sure that everyone in the Warsaw, IN area has access to a chiropractor who knows how to deal with sciatic nerve pain.

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What is Sciatic Nerve Pain?

The sciatic nerve is one of the largest nerves in the body and travels down the back and into the legs. Sciatic nerve pain develops when this nerve becomes inflamed. One of the most common reasons why this nerve becomes inflamed is that it is being pinched somewhere along its path. This might be due to swelling in the spinal cord, a bulging disc, or a soft tissue injury. This can cause someone to feel weakness in their legs or shooting pains that travel down the back. This can be debilitating and requires the attention of a chiropractor.

Treatment of Sciatica

When someone has been diagnosed with inflammation of the sciatic nerve, there are several treatment options that a chiropractor might employ. First, he or she is going to take a look at the alignment of the back. Often, the vertebrae are out of line and this can cause compression of the sciatic nerve. Using manipulations and adjustments, the spine will be shifted back into place. Then, the doctor is going to take a look at the discs to make sure that there isn't a bulging disc present. Spinal decompression can help with this issue. These are a few of the treatment options that can help with sciatica.

Trust a Trained Chiropractor with AlignLife

Those who suffer from nerve pain can experience a variety of symptoms. It is important to rely on chiropractic care for help with these issues. Anyone who lives in the Warsaw, IN area who would like to learn more about the various treatment options for this condition should contact the team at AlignLife. We work hard to stay up to date on the latest research in our field. We feel that this allows us to provide the best care for our patients. We would be happy to do the same for you and your family as well. Please call us today at 574.268.2727 to schedule an appointment with a member of our team. We would be honored to provide exceptional care to you.

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