Sciatica can be an incredibly painful, ongoing condition that hampers your ability to function and quality of life. Our chiropractor
Dr. Renee Tornatore has extensive experience alleviating the pain and cause of sciatica and other painful conditions through individual treatment plans tailored to your specific conditions and needs.
Common Symptoms of Sciatica: Back Pain, Leg Pain, Tingling, and Weakness
Signs of sciatica typically include lower back pain
that radiates through the buttocks and down the leg. The pain can be sharp or dull and include tingling and weakness in the leg area. The cause of the pain is an unnaturally compressed sciatic nerve, which runs through your pelvis, buttocks, and down each leg. The pain can be exacerbated when your further increase the pressure on the nerve through daily activities as simple as sitting or coughing. Sciatica can be caused by a thickened area of muscle known as a trigger point near the sciatic nerve. A bulging or herniated disc can also lead to sciatica, as can continuously sitting on a wallet kept in the back pocket.
Our comprehensive treatment plans for sciatica include pain management and corrective techniques. Effective techniques we employ for sciatica include spinal adjustments, trigger point injections, and dry needling. Adjustments serve to realign the vertebrae and help ensure your body's biomechanics are functioning properly.
Trigger point injections and dry needling both involve the use of needles to help relax trigger points. Our trigger point injections can consists of an anti-inflammatory, steroid solution or anesthetic. Our dry needling uses a very fine needle without any substance to lengthen and relax the affected muscle. Our techniques can be effective for sciatica and other issues that require pain management techniques. They can also play a vital part in an overall wellness plan.
Have you ever suffered from sciatica?