Sciatica is common and can cause pain in your back, legs, and feet. Not only that, but when the condition is not treated, it can also become chronic and lead to further complications. At The Bax Doctor in Indianapolis, IN, our team offers various natural and non-invasive treatments to reduce your discomfort and improve your overall health. Before visiting us, learn more about the symptoms of sciatica below:
What Is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve originates in the lower spine and travels to the hips, legs, and feet. When the vertebrae in the lumbar spine are misaligned, one or more nerve branches may become compressed and result in irritation and inflammation. Chiropractic adjustment can help align the spine and help reduce the pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica can develop due to a herniated disc, slipped disc, or narrowing of the spine. While the condition often affects one side of the body, it can sometimes impact both sides.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica can produce a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:
- Pain the lower back, hips, and buttocks
- Numbness in the leg
- Muscle weakness
- Pain when standing up or sitting down
- Burning sensation in the hips and legs
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
Misalignment in the spine can often cause sciatica and result in pain. Our chiropractor can perform a gentle spinal alignment, which can reduce the discomfort and help you feel better. We understand that no two cases of sciatica are exactly the same and we'll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we will speak with you about regenerative medicine techniques that can help improve your range of motion.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
At The Bax Doctor, we understand that sciatica can prevent you from participating in certain activities. After evaluating your condition, we can provide you with the relief and pain management that you need to return to your normal routine. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your first appointment, contact our West office at (317) 291-7246 or our South office at (317) 882-7246. When you need a chiropractor near me, our team is happy to assist you!