With more than 3 million cases in the United States each year, sciatica is a very common ailment. It is also very painful, but thankfully sciatica responds very well to chiropractic treatment from Total Body in Bend. The key to sciatica chiropractic treatment is finding and addressing the underlying cause of the nerve pain.
Sciatica is not a medical condition on its own. It is symptomatic nerve pain associated with an underlying issue or injury. Classic sciatica symptoms include muscle pain, burning, numbness or tingling in the hip, buttocks, thigh or lower leg. Lower back pain is sometimes, but not always present. This pain you feel originates in the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in your body.
Sciatica can be caused by a herniated disc, disc degeneration, lumbar spine or sacroiliac joint dysfunction, pregnancy or piriformis syndrome. Your Bend chiropractor will work to isolate and treat the underlying issue for nerve pain relief. Your chiropractic treatment plan will depend on the cause of your sciatica but will likely include a combination of therapies and chiropractic adjustments.
Total Body Chiropractic & Massage in Bend, Oregon specializes in non-invasive, drug-free chiropractic treatment for sciatica and nerve pain relief. Our massage therapy team is also available to complement your chiropractic care and add an additional level of healing. Let us help you feel better and get back to doing the things you love.