Sciatica Treatment from your Broomfield and Westminster Chiropractor
An estimated 3 million people in the United States suffer from sciatica, a condition that involves the compression of nerves that run from the lower spine, through the hips and down the back of the legs. The sciatic nerve is the widest and longest in the body, and pain or numbness can occur anywhere along its length.
Discomfort From Sciatica
If you experience pain that seems to travel from the lower back down the back of the leg, to the thigh or even down to the calf, it could be because of compression of the sciatic nerve. The discomfort can range from a dull ache to a sharp, burning sensation. In some people, it may feel like an electric shock. Generally, only one side of the body is affected. Prolonged sitting may aggravate the problem, and coughing or sneezing might make it feel worse. If left untreated, the condition can lead to leg muscle weakness, bowel or bladder problems and related issues.
Chiropractic Treatment Can Reduce Sciatica Discomfort
A number of chiropractic treatments are available to help the discomfort caused by sciatica. Ice or heat therapy can help to relieve pain in the early stages. Rehabilitative exercises can help to relieve pressure on the nerve and release pain-relieving endorphins. If necessary, electrical nerve stimulation can be done to relieve spasms. Your chiropractor can also use sound waves to improve circulation and relieve discomfort.
Call Lifetime Health and Wellness For Treatment in Broomfield and Westchester CO
Lifetime Health and Wellness provides a range of chiropractic services to patients in the Broomfield and Westchester CO areas. We offer individual care plans that include chiropractic adjustment, rapid release technique, Graston technique, acupuncture, acupressure, massage therapy, spinal decompression, ultrasound, kinesio tape and cold laser therapy. We can help patients with back pain, headache, shoulder pain, sports injuries, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions. Contact Lifetime Health and Wellness today at 303-423-4610 for an appointment to discuss chiropractic treatment of sciatica pain that can help you to return to your normal activities.