How Do I Know If I Have Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is the longest in the body. When the sciatic nerve is irritated, it leads to pain and immobility. But how do you know if your lower back pain is due to sciatica? Our skilled chiropractor at Secrest Family Chiropractic in Scottsdale AZ has years of experience diagnosing sciatica and providing treatment to eliminate sciatic nerve pain and prevent it from returning.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Irritation of the sciatic nerve causes many issues including pain in your back, hips, thighs, legs, and feet. What starts as lower back pain can run down to your feet. This typically occurs on one side of the body. What begins as a mild ache or tingling can turn into chronic pain. Fortunately, our chiropractor can provide a treatment plan to help relieve the pain and prevent it from returning.
During your first visit, our chiropractor will talk to you about the pain you are experiencing as well as your overall health and any other issues you may be having. He may ask questions about work as your home life, such as do you spend a lot of time sitting. He may look at your posture, as poor posture can cause sciatic nerve pain.
Once the root cause of your sciatica has been determined, we will create a chiropractic care plan to address it. One of the best things about chiropractic care for sciatica is it natural and non-invasive. Rather than mask your pain with prescription medication, we will correct whatever issue is causing your pain to occur in the first place.
Aside from chiropractic adjustments, you may also be instructed in corrective exercises that will correct your posture and help keep your spine in alignment. If you work at a desk, ergonomic suggestions may be made to keep from putting pressure on your sciatic nerve.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Scottsdale, AZ for Sciatica Relief
If you are looking for sciatica relief in Scottsdale AZ, call Secrest Family Chiropractic today at (480) 994-4411.