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Sciatica is one of the most common ailments treated by doctors at our practice. It is a painful condition that often originates in the lower back or buttock area and travels down through one or even both legs to the side or back part of the thigh and sometimes extents to the feet. There are two sciatic nerves in the body, one on the left and one on the right. Sciatic pain can vary in intensity from minimal to intense. It can come and go frequently, or at times last consistently for days or even weeks. The physician team at Nashville Spine and Disc are trained professionals in the best treatment protocol that has produced optimal results over time. The ideal remedy is to use a natural approach. TENS units, ultrasound, gentle spinal adjustments, and temperature alternations of cold and hot therapy have produced superior results with low risk of complications.
Sciatic pain is often described as dull, achy, sharp, pins and needles that are similar both to toothache-like pain and electric shocks. There can also be an onset of burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatica itself is not actually a disorder but rather a symptom of a disorder. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy and neuralgia.
Sciatica is caused by compression of the sciatic nerve in the lower back area. The symptoms usually start at the root of the sciatic nerve in the L5 or S1 sections. Conditions which cause sciatic nerve pain include:
Symptoms of this condition vary and may include: Radiating pain in the left or right leg (can be both but usually one)
Treatment of sciatic symptoms helps to promote the body’s healing of itself. It is a non-invasive, drug free approach to healing. The type of treatment used to treat sciatica depends on the specific cause of the pain for each individual patient. Chiropractic treatments of sciatica include:
To free up and loosen restricted movement of the spine, realign vertebra, reduce nerve irritability, muscle spasms and pain.
to reduce inflammation and control pain.
to increase circulation and reduce muscle spasms, cramping, swelling, stiffness, and pain.
unit (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) therapy to control acute pain and reduce muscle spasms.
Your doctor will also talk about your overall wellness plan that should include stretching exercises to reduce the body’s tightness and provide relief.
Keep moving by walking and stretching. Laying on your back can also help calm the symptoms.
Dr Josh Axe also supports spinal adjustments as a natural effective treatment option, along with massage and home heating pads. Our doctors at Nashville Spine and Disc take the natural approach as well. We want to get you to the point where you stay away from Aleve, Motrin, prescription drugs, aspirin and other meds for pain. Similarly, skip the muscle relaxants for any muscle throbbing or spasms if possible. There are so many negative effects of these medications. Antidepressants used for pain can also be problematic. Our physicians develop customized plans that are non-invasive and the most natural possible.