Sciatica Relief FAQs
At Ewing Chiropractic LLC in Stockbridge, we understand the pain and confusion that come with sciatica. We are committed to giving our patients sciatica relief and help them get back to their normal routine. Our patients often have questions regarding the course of treatment used to lessen the severity of their pain. We have gathered some of the questions that we run into regarding sciatica.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a group of symptoms that occur when the sciatic nerve has been comprised. The pain associated with this condition can make it difficult to participate in daily activities such as walking or sitting at work for an extended period. Some of the common symptoms include lower back pain, weakness in both hips, unbalanced when standing upright, a tingling sensation, and numbness in one or both legs. Often, sciatica will become worse if the condition is left untreated.
What Causes Sciatica?
In most cases, sciatica is associated with age-related degeneration of the spine. Some individuals may begin experiencing lower back pain in their 30s. Often, the spinal discs lose their height, which causes some configuration changes over time. The discs will begin to push against your sciatic nerve.
How Long Does Sciatica Last?
Sciatica can last for several weeks before the symptoms reduce in severity. At first, the pain may stop you in your tracks for several days leaving you unable to do anything but rest and recover. Unfortunately, the symptoms of sciatica can linger in your lower back, buttocks, hips, or legs. Rest is a great idea but other more effective treatments are available.
How Can I Find Sciatica Relief?
The best choice for sciatica relief is through the help of a chiropractor. Dr. Ewing at Ewing Chiropractic will diagnose the cause and severity of your chronic pain. Chiropractic care is the most effective option to relieve the discomfort in your lower back. Best of all our treatments do not rely on pain medication or surgery to produce results. A series of chiropractic adjustments will help to reduce the pressure placed on your sciatic nerve. This reduction in pressure provides some much-needed pain relief. You may need additional follow-up sessions that may include a deep tissue massage and other treatment modalities.
Get Your Sciatica Relief in Stockbridge, GA
If you are experiencing the symptoms of sciatica, our team at Ewing Chiropractic LLC can help. Dr. Ewing is committed to relieving sciatica and getting you back to your normal routine. Call us today at (678) 586-3592 to schedule an appointment.