Sciatica Nerve Pain - Treatment in Omaha
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve starts at the lower back and has branches that goes to your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Sciatica usually affects only one leg.
At Diamond Chiropractic in Omaha, Dr. Robert Nilles will correctly diagnose the exact cause or causes of your sciatica nerve pain and recommend the most appropriate treatment to reduce your symptoms quickly and prevent it from reoccurring again.
Symptoms of Sciatic Nerve Pain
Compression of the sciatic nerve causes lower back, thigh, and lower leg pain. It can and usually does cause muscle weakness in the affected leg with loss of range of motion in the back. The pain can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or excruciating pain. Sometimes it can feel like a jolt or electric shock. It can be worse when you cough or sneeze, and after certain postures. Most people experience worsening systems after sitting or standing for long periods of time.
Causes of Sciatic Nerve Pain
Most people develop sciatic nerve pain as the result of a bulged or herniated disc. However, sciatic nerve pain can also be caused by piriformis syndrome, stenosis of the lumbar spine, pregnancy, and traumatic injuries, like lifting injuries, or even car accidents. Since sciatica has many different presentations, its best to be seen by a qualified chiropractor who can make a complete diagnosis and then an effective treatment plan can be developed.
Treatment for Sciatica Nerve Pain with our Chiropractor in Omaha
Our chiropractor in Omaha will perform an examination, take digital x-rays, and evaluate your posture to determine what is causing your sciatic nerve pain. After correlating these findings and confirming the diagnosis, our chiropractor will develop a three-pronged approach to help alleviate your symptoms, heal the injury and provide you with recommendations to lower your risk of future relapses.
Spinal adjustments will realign misaligned vertebrae and relieve the pressure on your sciatic nerve. Chiropractic treatments will also help with bulged discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, or inflamed facet joints.
Intersegmental traction is a therapy that involves the use of a special chiropractic table. The table is adjusted according to your needs in order to mobilize the spinal column. During the treatment, rollers continuously roll along the sides of the spinal column. This helps loosen tight muscles and ligaments that may be causing the spine to compress, contributing to herniated discs and back pain. This treatment is effective at healing sciatic nerve pain that is caused by a traumatic back injury and herniated discs.
Acupuncture is extremely effective at alleviating lower back pain that is caused by soft tissue injuries or muscle tightness. This treatment involves using electroacupuncture also known as needleless acupuncture to specific points along the spine to help facilitate the release of endorphins and increase circulation to the related area.
When you have a back injury, the last thing you want to do is make the pain worse or re-injure the area while you are healing. Our lifestyle advice is designed to help you find safer ways to perform everyday tasks so that you do not aggravate your injury or re-injure your back while you are healing.
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