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What do you think a Chiropractor assists with Sciatica?

Apr 19


Sciatica pain is the sensation of burning, shooting pain radiating from the lower back into the legs. The sciatic nerve, which stretches from the buttocks to your toes, is the longest nerve in your body. The cause of pain can be nerve irritation or trigger point, or disc herniation. Sciatica is characterized by the following signs:

  • Leg pain can be caused by sitting, which can get worse.

  • Feelings of burning or tingling sensations down the legs

  • Insomnia, weakness, or difficulty in moving your whole foot or leg

  • In constant pain in the lower back of your body.

  • It's a painful and unbearable discomfort that causes difficulty standing.


Sciatica-related pain is alleviated through chiropractic treatment. The treatment is based on discomfort without any side effects and doesn't require costly procedures. Here are a few ways chiropractors in tacoma can aid those suffering from sciatica.


  • Accurate diagnosis of sciatica Chiropractic was founded on the idea that spinal restrictions could result in pain and decreased performance. To determine if you suffer from sciatica, a chiropractor must assess you and go through all your medical documents. Chiropractic treatments are non-invasive and non-invasive and painless.


  • Massage therapy for chiropractic is an a proven method to relieve sciatica-related pain. Massage can lead to deep relaxation of muscles and the release of endorphins, which can be natural painkillers. Regular spa massages are able to help relieve sore muscles and tension, and chiropractors focus on treatment and relief of sciatica. The entire structure of the musculoskeletal system is understood by chiropractors. They can accelerate healing by determining the most effective pressure points.


  • Alternate between heat and cold treatments: Chiropractic uses heat therapy as well as alternate cold therapy to alleviate sciatica pain. The heat can relax muscles and ease the pain. Cold treatments can decrease blood flow and ease symptoms of inflammation. Your chiropractor can assist you to select the best treatment for your needs. Also, you can seek advice from your chiropractor about when you should switch between the two.


  • Ultrasound and other modalities Ultrasound produces gentle heat via sound waves that penetrate deeply into the tissue of our bodies. It aids in healing and increases circulation. Chiropractic practitioners may also employ low-level laser therapy (also called cold laser therapy) to ease sciatica pain. It decreases swelling, inflammation and edema, which helps to speed up healing. The TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) is a tool employed by chiropractors. The battery-powered, small nerve stimulation device is able to reduce the pain and ease muscle spasms.


  • Chiropractic adjustments: A chiropractor may employ spinal manipulations to help bring a herniated disc back to its normal alignment. This relieves the pressure on the sciatic nerve. The adjustments help open the spinal column, and also align discs that are misaligned. It is possible to use the high-velocity thrust or do it with a minimum of force. The chiropractor is able to shift the vertebrae in the lower back, without pressing on the sciatic nerve. This can reduce the pain and allow nerve signal flow to restore mobility. To ease muscle spasms, chiropractors can also carry out manipulations. This can provide long-term relief.


  • The discs of your spine may be weakened and dry out naturally. This could result in spinal compression and pinched nerves. To ease sciatica-related pain, chiropractors use spinal decompression. It can also be used to increase or lengthen the distance between vertebrae.


  • The exercises recommended by chiropractors Certain movements can trigger sciatica. Chiropractic care may suggest exercises to help ease the pain and inflammation caused by muscles that are tightened or inflamed. These exercises can be performed at home with stretching programs. Yoga is an excellent alternative for relieving sciatica pain. The pigeon-like reclining pose is a great way to stretch the muscles of the piriformis and ease the pressure on the nerve.


  • Changes in lifestyle: Chiropractors evaluate every aspect of your life. They might suggest a change of your posture, the way you stand, sit or sleep, and how you lift or move in order to protect the sciatic nerve. Intensifying the muscles in your back is a great idea to ensure that the disc stays in its place. This is important since discs are prone to slip backward, pressing on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica pain can be alleviated by chiropractors in the short as well as in the long term.



Sciatica pain can cause severe discomfort. However, a proper diagnosis can help you get relief. Your chiropractor is educated and skilled to provide the relief you require for sciatica and pressure so that you can live your life once more.

Finlayson Family Chiropractic

6201 Pacific Ave STE A, Tacoma, WA 98408

(253) 302–3750

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