If you have ever experienced the pain that comes from an inflamed sciatic nerve, you might have thought that it was one of the most painful experiences of your life. Sciatic pain may have the reputation for being just another ache and pain you experience as you get older. In reality, though, back pain that affects the sciatic nerve is extremely painful and somewhat difficult to treat.
Most people report that sciatic nerve pain creates a kind of numbness that starts in the upper gluteal region, down the back of the leg, and often even down into the foot. Not only is sciatica defined by numbness, it is also very often accompanied by severe pain in the region affected. It may seem strange that sciatic pain can be described both by numbness (which suggests an absence of feeling) and severe pain, but sciatica finds a way to make them come together. When this feeling comes together in your body, the experience is unforgettable. Sciatic pain often affects only one side of your body. It is estimated that it impacts between 10-40% of the population.
Sciatica Pain Treatment Options
Fortunately, St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center can help relieve that pain quickly and effectively. Chiropractic care is ideally suited to relieve the pain caused by conditions affecting the sciatic nerve. The combination of chiropractic adjustment and therapeutic massage is a highly effective treatment for sciatic pain. The sciatic nerve can become inflamed as a result of spinal misalignment, and it can be further irritated by the pressure put on it by the muscles that tense up in response to the spinal misalignment. The pain that results can take a person by surprise—it tends to come on fast and it is extremely painful.
Chiropractic Care For Sciatica Pain
Our staff has the training and expertise to provide you with almost immediate relief. If you are in acute pain, we can offer you an immediate response to reduce the pain enough so that you can receive full treatment, which will provide long term relief. If we determine that your sciatic pain is likely to return—meaning that it is the result of a structural issue in the spine—we will provide you with a plan for addressing the issue and get at the root of the problem. We can also recommend specific exercises that you can complete at home to help prevent future problems. Call us at 651.644.7207 to schedule an appointment.