Sciatica is a painful condition that can cause significant pain in your lower back, hamstrings, and all the way down to your ankles. Your sciatic nerves stem from the base of your spine and travel down each leg, going across the top of your foot. When the nerve gets irritated, you can feel nerve pain along the length of the sciatic nerve. At Bright Chiropractic in Plainfield, IN, Dr. Jonathan Bright works with patients who are struggling with sciatica and looking for a natural solution to pain. If you are experiencing pain in your lower back, or down one of your legs, it's time to see how a chiropractor can help.
Why Sciatica Occurs
Your sciatic nerve can become inflamed if there is any compression on it. This happens if you have a vertebra out of place, or when something is wrong with your disc and the area is compressed. As the nerve becomes irritated, pain will start in your lower back. If the irritation continues, your sciatic nerve can become painful along its length. An injury to your spine, poor posture, or arthritis can all cause sciatica to occur. Sciatica can make it difficult for you to sit, stand, or even sleep when it is severely inflamed.
Treatment for Sciatica With Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic adjustments are a common way to begin treatment for sciatica, as this will get your spine back into alignment. If the area is compressed, a variety of stretching and strengthening exercises will be taught to you to help strengthen the area. Musculoskeletal imbalances can be addressed with a good home exercise program. Treatment for sciatica can include hot or cold therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, cupping, or taping as needed to help support your back during everyday activities. You will want to see the chiropractor on a consistent basis for treatment and pay attention to the exercises you are taught. It takes time to calm down your sciatic nerve, and treatment will be progressive.
Schedule Your Sciatica Treatment Now
It's time to get the help you deserve to take back your life from sciatica. Call Bright Chiropractic in Plainfield, IN at 317-839-3900, and set up your first appointment with Dr. Bright. Learn about the benefits of chiropractic care, and get started on your treatment today.