If you have sciatica, which is characterized by lower back pain that radiates down one or both legs, our chiropractor in Castle Rock may be able to help you. Sciatica is caused by a compression of the sciatic nerve, which means it is not a definitive diagnosis. It is simply a description of your symptoms. Here at Campbell Chiropractic, we can determine what is causing your symptoms and develop a treatment plan to reduce your pain.
Causes of Sciatic Nerve Pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Herniated Discs
- Muscle Spasms or Tight Muscles in the Lower Back or Buttocks
- Spinal Stenosis
Treatment Options offered by Our Castle Rock Chiropractor
The first step to treating your sciatic nerve pain is diagnosing the cause of your nerve compression. Once our Castle Rock chiropractor understands the causes of your sciatic nerve pain, you will be given a treatment program to reduce any inflammation, lower your pain and help heal your back injury.
Ice and Heat Therapy
Applying ice and heat on your lower back may provide you with some relief. Ice therapy can help reduce inflammation. Heat therapy can help relax your muscles and stimulate blood flow to the area to help heal your lower back injury.
Chiropractic adjustments can help lower sciatic nerve pain that is caused by herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis. Chiropractic or spinal adjustments are used to maximize the range of your vertebrae and to correct misalignments. We use the prone diversified technique and the activator method.
Massage therapy can help loosen tight back and buttock muscles and help reduce muscle spasms. If you opt to use massage therapy along with spinal adjustments, you will notice a faster reduction in your pain and adjustments that are more comfortable.
Sciatic nerve pain can lead to muscle weakness in the back and legs. Corrective exercises can help rebuild the strength in your back, legs and core muscles. When your back and core muscles are strong, they are better able to support your spine. Strong leg muscles can help improve your mobility. If your sciatic nerve pain flares, our chiropractor can give you exercises that will help remove the pressure from your sciatic nerve.
To schedule an appointment or find out more about how chiropractic care with our Castle Rock chiropractor can help alleviate your sciatic nerve pain, call us at (303) 663-8365.