If you are experiencing a shooting pain that runs from your lower back to your feet and through the buttocks, it could be sciatica. Sciatic nerve pain occurs when the longest nerve in the body (the sciatic nerve) is pinched or irritated.
Do you suspect that you have sciatica? You don’t have to live in pain anymore. Chiropractic care effectively and naturally helps with pain management. Book an appointment with Dr. Tran and our team at Elan Wellness Center in Tampa to find the relief that you need.
If you have sciatica, you may feel as if surgery is the only option. With chiropractic care, you don’t need surgery or medication to see results. We use natural methods for pain relief. After a physical examination, our chiropractor may request x-ray images to further diagnose your pain. Depending on the cause of your pain, we may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
Massage therapy: Chiropractic massage produces a soothing feeling that is effective in reducing sciatica. Massage triggers the production of endorphins, which act as natural painkillers to relieve sciatic nerve pain.
Chiropractic adjustments: If your sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated by spinal subluxations, chiropractic adjustments can reduce the pressure and pain.
Chiropractic exercises: Making certain movements can worsen your sciatica. Our chiropractor can recommend exercises to help release tension from the inflamed muscles.
Heat and cold therapies: Alternating heat and cold can provide sciatica relief. Heat therapy releases tight muscles and reduces pain. Cold therapy slows blood circulation which eases inflammation. Chiropractors are specially trained on how to alternate heat and cold therapies to relieve pain related to the sciatic nerve.
If you have sciatica, it doesn’t mean you have to simply live with the pain. If you are experiencing the symptoms of sciatica and would like to learn more about our chiropractic services, contact Dr. Tran at Elan Wellness Center today at (813) 855-0001.