Treating Sciatica with Chiropractic Care in Encino
Safe & Effective Care for Nerve-Related Pain
Sciatica is a term that describes a specific form of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the human anatomy that extends from the lower back and down the back of each leg. When the sciatic nerve becomes compressed, pinched, irritated, and / or inflamed, the following set of symptoms may occur:
- Radiating pain from the lower back down to the legs
- Pain, weakness, or numbness in the lower back, buttocks, legs, or feet
- Sensation of pins and needles
- Difficulty or pain with movement
Whether acute or chronic, sciatica can cause significant shooting pain, recurrent bouts of pain, and reduced mobility. There are a variety of factors and underlying conditions that can cause compression or damage to the sciatic nerve, including injuries and trauma, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, pregnancy, and diabetes, among others. Determining the cause of sciatica is essential to determining the most appropriate treatment options.
When sciatica does not resolve on its own, non-invasive treatment should be explored. Chiropractic care at Atlas Health Care Center can safely and effectively treat patients suffering from sciatica by improving posture, strength, and flexibility, all of which aid in reducing inflammation and irritation of the sciatic nerve. Chiropractic therapy is always based on the unique circumstances of your condition, particularly the source of pain. All treatments, including adjustments (spinal manipulation), aim to bolster the body's natural potential to heal itself.
Experienced Doctors Using a Multi-Disciplinary Approach
Atlas Health Care Center is equipped with the experience, resources, and innovative technology needed to treat sciatica patients safely and effectively and without the risks posed by surgery or medications. We also offer massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and rehabilitative exercise consulting, among other services. As our doctors possess more than 50 years of combined experience and treat each patient as if they were family, you can be confident that should you choose to come to our chiropractic center for treatment, you will be in truly caring, capable, and compassionate hands.
As your treatment options should only be assessed by experienced professionals on an individual basis, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to learn more about the ways in which our Encino chiropractors and specialists can help you find the relief and renewed mobility you deserve. Contact Atlas Health Care Center to learn more.