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Sciatica

Sciatica is a common condition that affects many people. Most of the time, sciatica pain does not resolve on its own, requiring a medical professional to properly treat it. At Meyer Medical and Chiropractic in Orlando and Apopka, we provide natural and non-invasive treatment for sciatica. Our chiropractor will diagnose the root cause of your sciatica and help prevent the pain or discomfort from reoccurring. Here's what you should know about sciatic pain before seeing Dr. Meyer.

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Symptoms of Sciatica

Sciatica does not consist only of back pain. Lower back pain is just one part of the set of symptoms often presented as part of sciatica. Other symptoms may include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Numbness
  • Exhaustion and fatigue
  • Leg pain
  • Buttocks pain
  • Immobility
  • Leg weakness

You may notice that your sciatica symptoms tend to impact just one side of the body. This is common, and relaying this information to your chiropractor can help him or her establish an effective treatment plan.

Causes of Sciatica

Sciatic nerve pain is typically caused by the compression of the nerve. This can happen because of a chronic condition or due to a traumatic injury. For example, you may notice the pain after a car accident or a fall. You are at higher risk of sciatic nerve pain if you have a sedentary lifestyle, drink alcohol, or smoke cigarettes. Your sciatic pain can also be triggered by twisting or bending. Identifying risk factors and causes of sciatica is vital because it will provide information about potential treatment options.

Treatment for Sciatica

There are many risks associated with not treating sciatica. The pain can worsen over time, preventing you from fully participating in daily life. You may grow more sedentary or have to quit your job because of the pain. Treatment from our chiropractic professional can naturally alleviate your pain and prevent it from reoccurring.

Treatment typically involves relieving pressure on the nerves. For example, our chiropractor may provide chiropractic adjustments to realign the spine, alleviating tension and pressure on the affected nerves and muscles. Corrective exercises can also help you rebuild muscle strength and flexibility. Strong muscles, including a strong core, will help you maintain proper posture and prevent sciatica from reoccurring.

Visit Us for Natural Pain Relief in Orlando or Apopka, FL

Meyer Medical and Chiropractic provides care for patients in Orlando, Apopka, and surrounding areas. Whether a personal injury or sports injury caused your sciatica, our chiropractor can help. Call our office today to learn more about how our chiropractic services can benefit you.