Sciatica Treatments

Living with sciatica pain? Dr. James Stein and the team at Lifeline Chiropractic of Jeffersonville, PA, are dedicated to helping you enjoy the natural relief you long for.

Sciatica Pain and Relief Through Chiropractic Care

Sciatica is just one of the various reasons for back pain, but it is a very common one. The symptoms can make even the slightest movement feel impossible. While most people think or have been told that surgery is the only option for relief, Dr. Stein and the team at Lifeline Chiropractic of Jeffersonville, PA, explain below how chiropractic care can provide natural and non-invasive relief from sciatica pain.

What Is Sciatica, and Why Am I Experiencing It?

Sciatica is the name used for symptoms that occur when the sciatic nerve is compressed. This nerve is the longest nerve in the body, spanning from the lower back to the foot.

The most common cause of sciatic nerve compression is a herniated disc in the lower back. As the disc tears, the inner filling spills out onto the nerve. Herniated discs can be caused by a wide range of things, including poor posture, injuries, and conditions that impact the health of the discs, such as degenerative disc disease.

How Can a Chiropractor Help

The most effective way to relieve the symptoms of sciatica is to remove compression from the nerve. Chiropractors specialize in this, as the goal of chiropractic care is to find the root cause and address it.

When it comes to addressing sciatica, it usually begins with adjustments and spinal decompression. Adjustments help restore proper alignment to the spine, which relieves undue pressure from the disc.

Spinal decompression stretches the spine slowly and gently. This helps to expand the spinal column and create adequate space for its components. It also pulls in herniated discs, which relieves pressure on the nerve. Additionally, it pulls fluids and healing nutrients into the discs, which can help replenish degenerating discs.

Chiropractors also utilize therapeutic exercises and lifestyle adjustments to ensure lasting relief. A stronger core can better support the spine and help it stay in alignment. Lifestyle adjustments help address any habits or other factors that impact your spinal health and may play a role in your sciatica symptoms. These are customized to the patient’s specific needs.

You don’t have to continue suffering from sciatica pain. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Stein and the team at Lifeline Chiropractic of Jeffersonville, PA, by calling (610) 630-9800 today.

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