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Sciatica is different from common back pain. With this condition, you might feel pain or uncomfortable nerve sensations that run from your lower back and down one leg, reaching into your calf or foot. Nerve sensations can include numbness, tingling, burning, and muscle weakness. The source of sciatica is nerve compression affecting the sciatic nerve. The key to effective sciatica treatment is to start with an examination. If you are dealing with sciatica, come to Divergent Innovative Health Care in Calgary for an examination.
Our practice examines clients with a variety of neck, back, and back pain issues, including sciatica. When you come to an appointment with our chiropractor, you will receive a thorough examination. If you’re concerned about maybe having sciatica, specific attention will be paid to your back, hips, legs, and feet. Your personal treatment plan will depend on your particular symptoms.
If your sciatica originates in your lower back, your treatment will often include a lower back adjustment and decompression therapy. Adjusting or releasing direct pressure or stress on the nerve provides relief. If sciatic pain is caused in your hip, your treatment might include other therapies to relax muscles around and in the hips. Stretches, deep tissue massage, and other chiropractic care such as acupuncture and cold laser therapy for pain relief are combined to release tension from muscles and connective tissue that may be pinching the nerve.
Sciatica is generally a chronic condition, and may require follow-up appointments. Your follow-up treatment might also include:
Rehabilitative exercises that you can do at home
Nutritional counseling to help maintain a healthy weight
Additional services like X-rays to identify areas of concern
Your chiropractor might provide rehabilitative exercises to strengthen the area around the issue. These exercises can be done safely at home to help avoid further occurrences.
If there is an area of concern, our practice administers X-rays to identify disc problems, vertebral subluxation, injuries, or degenerative conditions. In most cases, you can get relief from sciatica pain through chiropractic care.
If you have sciatica or other back pain, make an appointment today with Divergent Innovative Health Care for an examination. We’re here to help!