Many patients who come to our clinic experience sciatic nerve pain. If you haven't, count yourself lucky, because the pain you experience from this pinched nerve can be excruciating. Sciatic pain can be sharp, tingling and cause numbness to your lower back and leg. Fort Worth chiropractor Dr. Noorani successfully treats many patients for this problem and the good news is that it doesn't require surgery.
Your Sciatic Nerve
The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest single nerve in your body. It branches off at the base of your spine and runs down each side of your pelvic area, supplying nerve impulses to your buttocks, legs and feet. If this nerve becomes pinched, we've seen patients with sciatica that could barely walk or even stand up. Many different activities can trigger problems with your sciatic nerve. Poor posture, a slip and fall on your backside, improper golf swing, lifting heavy items, and the list goes on.
Chiropractic Therapy & Treatments
Depending on your diagnosis, your Fort Worth chiropractors at Beach Pain Center will develop a treatment plan specific to your pain. Spinal manipulation, spinal adjustment, manual therapy, or various therapy modalities can be used to improve joint motion and soft tissue health. Some spinal manipulation techniques are:
- Spinal decompression
- Cold laser therapy
- Instrument-assisted manipulation
- Trigger point massage therapy
- Manual joint stretching and resistance techniques
- Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy
- Electrical muscle stimulation
Another part of therapy is to prescribe certain exercises that will help improve overall joint mechanics. You may feel exercise is counter productive, but very mild exercise along with the other treatments listed above, can help strengthen muscles of the lower back and your stomach muscles. Should the chiropractor find that the therapy is not healing your sciatic pain, Beach Pain Center may refer you to a pain management specialist. As a last resort, surgery is only considered if there are findings that more serious problems are happening with the spine and nerves.
Beach Pain Center & Rehabilitation emphasizes prevention as the key to your long-term health. Our chiropractor looks at the whole person, not just the immediate pain you are dealing with. It's imperative to maintain the health of your lower back, because a properly functioning spine is vital to optimum health. We're the experts in total wellness, specializing in helping individuals and families live healthier and happier pain free lives.
When you need medical experience and healing expertise, contact us online or call 817-831-3388 for your complimentary consultation with Beach Pain Center.