Sciatica Treatment at Kanawha Valley Family Chiropractic
Sciatica is a condition that cause discomfort in the lower back and legs. The problem can be intermittent or can become a chronic issue that has a negative impact on normal activities. Chiropractic care can be used to relieve the troubling symptoms. At Kanawha Valley Family Chiropractic in Charleston, WV, we can provide the treatments that help relieve pain and improve function.
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is an impingement of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body, that runs from the lower back, into the pelvis and down the backs of the legs. When a problem in the lower spine develops, the nerve can become compressed and irritated, which leads to uncomfortable symptoms.
What Are The Symptoms of Sciatica?
Symptoms generally affect only one side of the body. Dull pain in the leg is a common symptom. Pain can become sharp at times. Tingling sensations, burning and numbness in the leg can also occur. You may experience weakness in the affected leg. Pain may become worse when sitting for long periods, and may be relieved by walking around. However, sharp pain can occur that makes it difficult to stand after sitting.
What Are The Causes of Sciatica?
Sciatica can be caused by structural dysfunction in the lower back. Injury from accidents may cause fractures, disc problems or spinal joint disorders that lead to sciatica symptoms. Obesity puts extra weight on the spinal discs and can result in sciatica. Pregnancy can also cause pressure on the sciatic nerve. Muscle sprain that affects the sciatic nerve can also cause symptoms. Tumors or infection in the spine can also be a cause.
Kanawha Valley Chiropractor Can Provide Treatment for Sciatica Symptoms
We provide manual adjustment of the spine to re-align vertebrae and discs. This action can relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve that leads to pain and numbness. Dr. Howard can also use hand-held instruments to break up scar tissue that causes muscle impingement on the sciatic nerve. Massage therapy can improve circulation to the lower spine and improve nerve function to the legs, to relieve numbness, tingling and weakness in the extremity.
Make Kanawha Valley Family Chiropractic Your Chiropractor in Charleston, WV
Dr. Ganim Howard and the team at Kanawha Valley Family Chiropractic are committed to providing quality care for their patients in Charleston, WV and nearby communities. We offer relief for a variety of health problems, including back, pain, neck pain, sciatica, disc problems and arthritis. We also offer massage therapy, specializing in the problems of pregnancy. Call Kanawha Valley Family Chiropractic today at (304) 925-1697 for an appointment to learn how chiropractic techniques can provide pain relief for sciatica symptoms.