Non-Surgical Sciatica Treatment at Cahill Back & Neck Care Center
No one would consider a life of leg pain, foot numbness, and balance problems a normal or desirable thing, but for the many sufferers from sciatica, these symptoms are a part of daily life. If you're experiencing the effects of sciatic nerve impingement, you may be confused, frustrated, or worried that you might have to undergo surgery. Don’t worry. We can resolve your problem through natural means here at Cahill Back & Neck Care Center in Inver Grove Heights MN.
Understanding Sciatic Nerve Tissue Impingement
Sciatica is the term we use to describe the symptoms caused by a malfunctioning sciatic nerve. Since the sciatic nerve is the principal nerve serving all the lesser nerves of your buttock, leg, and foot, anything that interrupts its ability to relay nerve signals can cause a variety of problems in any of those other nerve pathways. When your sciatic nerve and its subsidiary nerves aren't working correctly, you may experience such classic sciatica symptoms as:
- Sharp or shooting pains down the leg, especially when you're in a seated position
- "Pins and needles" or "electric" tingling sensations in the leg or foot
- Numb areas in the affected limb
- Weakness of the leg or foot muscles, or loss of control over those muscles
Sciatica tends to affect individuals after the age of 30, which is no surprise, since age-related spinal issues such as bulging discs and alignment changes can bring vertebrae or discs in contact with the sciatic nerve roots. These nerve roots are the main conduits from the sciatic nerve to the spinal cord. An acute accident that suddenly forces your spine out of alignment can also cause sciatica.
Conservative Care for Sciatic Nerve Pain and Other Symptoms
Whatever is causing your sciatica, you can expect the condition to keep bothering you until you address that underlying trigger. Cahill Back & Neck Care Center can identify the reason for your sciatica. We then implement targeted, non-surgical strategies to relieve your sciatic nerve pain and other symptoms. Gentle chiropractic adjustments, featuring the instrument-assisted Activator Technique, can safely shift your spinal components away from the sciatic nerve roots, allowing nerve signals to travel normally again. You may also benefit from orthotics to help correct other musculoskeletal imbalances that contribute to sciatica, such as uneven leg length or abnormal arch support.
Struggling with Sciatica? Visit Our Office in Inver Grove Heights
Don't accept sciatic nerve pain as your new “normal.” Fight back against sciatica by calling our Inver Grove Heights office at 651-401-7080 for an appointment. We can help you regain your leg function and comfort!