Do sciatica symptoms have you desperate for relief? Dr. Virgil Taylor and the team at Taylor Chiropractic in Clinton, MS. offer personalized sciatica relief treatment plans for your needs.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
Sciatica is one of many causes of back pain, but it can also extend down the legs. It can be so uncomfortable and debilitating for some people that relief can seem a million miles away. Fortunately, that is not the case. Below, Dr. Taylor and the team at Taylor Chiropractic in Clinton, MS. share how chiropractic care can help you achieve natural and lasting sciatica relief.
Your body consists of many nerves, but the longest one travels all the way from the lower back to the feet. This is called the sciatic nerve, and you have one for each leg. It often becomes compressed, usually by a herniated disc. When the nerve is compressed, it creates many undesirable symptoms. These include but are not limited to:
- Sharp, shooting pain anywhere from the lower back to the feet
- Burning or tingling sensations
- Weakness or numbness, especially in the lower limbs
These symptoms often decrease or go away when you change activities or position.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
The key to sciatica relief is to remove the compression from the nerve by correcting the source. As stated earlier, the compression often comes from a herniated disc, which is usually the result of a misalignment. Adjustments and manipulation are the most effective way of restoring proper alignment, which relieves pressure on the disc.
Therapeutic exercises are also beneficial for sciatica. These are targeted stretches and movements that help decompress the spine and strengthen the core. As the core is strengthened, it can better support the spine. Soft tissue techniques can also be utilized to improve blood flow to the area, stimulating the body’s natural healing processes.
It’s also essential to address the habits that contribute to spinal issues. These can include poor posture, improper lifting techniques, being overweight, and more. Your chiropractor will work with you to determine which factors need to be addressed and provide the necessary guidance.
Find natural and effective sciatica relief by visiting Dr. Taylor at Taylor Chiropractic in Clinton, MS. Call (601) 925-1080 to schedule an appointment today.