Chiropractor Sciatica Treatment in Chicago

Chiropractor Sciatica Treatment in Chicago

The sciatic is perhaps one of the best-known nerves in our body, although it is not for a good reason since most people only know it for the pain caused by its compression.

The sciatic is the longest nerve in the body. It is actually made up of a set of five nerves that come out of the sacral and lumbar parts of your spine. These nerves are grouped in the piriformis muscle (part of the buttocks) to form a single nerve that travels down the back of the leg.

Causes of Sciatica in Chicago

Sciatica is a set of symptoms caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. Some of the pathologies that cause sciatica or sciatic pain are:

  • disc herniation
  • piriformis syndrome
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower spine)
  • Spondylolisthesis (forward displacement of one vertebra over another)
  • Degeneration of the lower spine
  • Pregnancy

Sciatica Symptoms in Chicago

Many times sciatic pain travels from the lower back, producing lumbar pain, to the back of the thigh, usually on one side. It can even go down from the thigh through the leg. Sciatica can reach the foot or the toes.

For some people, sciatic pain can be chronic, for others the pain occurs occasionally, 1 or 2 times a year, coinciding with aggravating factors. For example, overexertion or weather changes, however not having symptoms does not mean that the cause of your pain has been corrected.

Some symptoms of sciatica are:

  • Pain in the back of the leg
  • low back pain
  • Burning, tingling or pressure sensation in the leg
  • Weakness, numbness, or trouble moving your foot or leg.

Chiropractic treatment for sciatica in Chicago

The first phase of treatment will consist of a physical exam (history, neurological tests, neuro-orthopedic tests, postural analysis, and chiropractic exam) to establish the cause of the pain and determine if chiropractic is a possible alternative for your injury.

Chiropractic treatment will focus on the vertebral segments with lack of mobility of your spine, restoring the mobility of your spine (especially the lumbosacral part) we will reduce the compression of your sciatic nerve and with it your symptoms.

The main difference in the chiropractic treatment applied in cases of sciatica is the precision of the vertebral adjustments. Sciatica is caused by irritation of the nerve roots coming out of the lower lumbar spine. Through our specific spinal adjustments, we will restore the movement of your spine, eliminating compression of the sciatic nerve.

The treatment is applied to the compression area and not to the peripheral tissues or muscles. By specifically treating the area where the compression of the sciatic nerve occurs, we avoid relapses. In our center, we will help you and provide personalized advice and exercises for your case that complement your treatment.

If you have questions or would like to meet with one of our doctors, please contact our chiropractors in Chicago to get the appropriate treatment for you. Call or contact us today to schedule an appointment.