Help for Sciatica Pain: How Chiropractic Provides Natural Relief

Help for Sciatica Pain: How Chiropractic Provides Natural Relief

Help for Sciatica Pain: How Chiropractic Provides Natural Relief

You take a step but hot pain shoots down your legs, stopping you in your tracks. No matter your age or occupation, sciatica can range from minor discomfort to being a major disability. Chiropractic can be been proven helpful in providing natural, non-invasive relief in Chanhassen.

Anatomy of Sciatica in Chanhassen

Your sciatic nerve begins in your lower back, combining fibers from spinal nerves L4 to S3. It then runs under your piriformis muscle in your buttocks and all the way down to your feet. Sciatica is generalized as pain, numbness or tingling that goes down the legs.

This pain can have a number of structural causes, from misaligned vertebrae, slipped or herniated disc compressing or pinching the nerves, to an inflamed piriformis muscle.

Who does Sciatica affect?

Just about anybody who has a sciatic nerve may experience discomfort from injury, the accumulated wear-and-tear of life, or over-exertion.

Examples of activities that can lead to sciatica include:

  • Overdoing it at the gym
  • Lifting your kids
  • Pregnancy
  • Shoveling snow with poor form
  • Being overweight
  • Regularly wearing high heels
  • The list goes on and on!

4 Reasons to Choose Chiropractic for Sciatica

While massage and other soft tissues work, hot and cold therapies, medications may temporarily relieve the pain of sciatica, they don’t actually fix the cause.

As this is often a structural issue, seeing a chiropractor is a great place to start. Chiropractors are specifically trained to identify and correct spinal subluxations. At EverHealth Chiropractic, we often start with x-rays, which are very helpful at identifying the root of the problem!

With the x-rays and hands-on analysis, we examine the alignment of the vertebrae, check for bone spurs, and examine disc health and spacing, among other things.

Chiropractic is a great choice for treating sciatica:

  1. It’s non-invasive
  2. It’s completely natural & drug-free
  3. It’s non-surgical
  4. Chiropractic adjustments are specific to what your body needs

Researchers are discovering that full spine analysis is necessary, as restrictions in one part of the vertebral column may cause issues in another section. While the spine is composed of individual joints, they are also connected to move as a whole.

In the case of one woman with a 23-year history of low back pain and sciatica, subluxations were found in her neck! After an 8-week chiropractic care plan, she reported improvement not just in her sciatica but her overall quality of life.

As a chiropractor in Chanhassen, Dr. Bethany has had many patients who have responded really well and had great results under chiropractic care.

What our patients say…

“From the first visit, I knew I’d have to give the best rating possible for this practice I just didn’t know exactly how to sum it up in so little words. So, I’ll try after 5 months.

Dr. Bethany Curnow’s empathetic approach to my crippling sciatica back pain was exactly what I needed. I was so hesitant to see or start any type of chiro routine for decades. Now I can’t imagine not having “adjustments” when needed."

- Shawn B.

Have questions or are you ready to get have your children examined?

Dr. Bethany Curnow offers excellent, compassionate chiropractic care for health-minded families, active athletes and buys professionals at EverHealth Chiropractic in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Click here to schedule an appointment or free consultation.

1. Sciatic Nerve Anatomy By Jay Jagannathan, MD

2. Spine J. Mar-Apr 2006;6(2):131-7. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2005.08.001. Epub 2006 Feb 3.
Chiropractic manipulation in the treatment of acute back pain and sciatica with disc protrusion: a randomized double-blind clinical trial of active and simulated spinal manipulations
Valter Santilli 1, Ettore Beghi, Stefano Finucci

3. Reduction in Pain, Paresthesia & Improved Quality of Life in a Patient with Sciatica Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Report, Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, Volume 2021 Joshua Grey D.C. & Rachae Bell D.C., D.C.C.J.P
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 2021 ~ December 13 ~ Pages 47-50.

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