Sciatica Treatment in RI
Sciatica is a common problem for Rhode Island residents. Sciatica is a set of symptoms rather than a diagnosis for what’s irritating the root of your sciatic nerve, causing pain. Sciatic nerves emerge from the spine in the lower back, and continue down your legs. So, sciatica is characterized by pain that originates in the low back or buttock that travels into one or both legs. The treatment for sciatica or sciatic symptoms differs, depending on the underlying cause and pain levels. Causes include compression of the sciatic nerve roots caused by a herniated or protruding disc in the lower back.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica in Rhode Island
Dr. Mark Breiding regularly treats sciatica as a result of a sports or work injury in his Rhode Island practice. His adjustments will help realign your spine, taking pressure off the nerve and often resulting in immediate relief. Once the pressure is off, the nerve can begin to heal.
Depending on your situation, Dr. Breiding may use other treatment approaches, including ultrasound, massage, and TENS electrical nerve stimulation to relax muscles and increase endorphins. He’s also likely to recommend exercises to help strengthen the muscles in your back to help prevent the sciatica coming back.
Chiropractic treatment for sciatica can help bring relief, but several treatments, or adjustments, may be needed, particularly if your sciatica has been bothering you for a while. Call 401-884-8687 today and let us help you relieve your sciatica drug free and surgery free!