Transformation Wellness Center Offers Help for Sciatica
Sciatica, a condition that effects on of the large nerve in your leg, is a common problem. Sufferers of sciatica may experience sharp pain, numbness, and weakness in their affected leg that can impact their everyday activities significantly. At Transformation Wellness Center in Grand Junction, CO, we use a variety of approaches to relieve symptoms of sciatica.
The sciatic nerve runs from the bottom of the spine, through the hip, and down the backs of the legs. Aging or injury can cause a narrowing in the spinal canal that irritates this nerve, leading to symptoms; and recent injury can also effect the nerve. Chiropractic care focuses on the function and health of the joints and your nerve to improve symptoms.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Problems with the sciatic nerve can be intermittent or chronic. Individuals may experience mild discomfort or more severe symptoms. Many people experience low back pain that radiates into the back of the legs and down the leg. Sufferers may also feel burning or tingling down their legs. Sciatica pain is generally only on one side of the body. It usually starts in the buttocks and then wraps around to the front of the leg.
Causes of Sciatica Symptoms
Aging can lead to compressed spinal discs and the development of bone spurs that can put irritate the sciatic nerve. Prolonged sitting can also cause compression and inflammation of the sciatic nerve. Obesity is and a weak core can also result in increased pressure on the discs and nerves. Motor vehicle accident are also a common contributor.
Treatment of Sciatic Nerve Pain and Numbness
Your upper cervical chiropractor in Grand Junction will do a thorough evaluation of your condition to determine the most effective solution for your problem. Manual adjustments may be done to improve spinal mobility and reduce inflammation in the sciatic nerve. Corrective exercises can help to strengthen muscles and improve function. Hot and cold therapy can be used to reduce inflammation and improve muscle efficiency. Massage therapy helps to relieve trigger points on muscles that can put pressure on nerves, which lead to pain and numbness.
Make Transformation Wellness Center Your Chiropractor in Grand Junction
Dr. Andrea Jordheim uses her extensive training in chiropractic and functional medicine to help her patients in Grand Junction, CO, and the nearby communities enjoy greater comfort and function. We address many health problems at our practice, including musculoskeletal disorders, nerve problems, and more, using a “whole body” approach to better health. Call Transformation Wellness Center today at 970-812-5559 for an appointment to learn how our chiropractic technique can improve your sciatic nerve problems.
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