At Coyote Chiropractic and Wellness Center, our chiropractor in Tempe serves the surrounding communities with the highest standard of care. We understand first-hand just how important your spinal health can be when it comes to your overall health and wellness. That’s why our chiropractic center in Tempe uses a holistic approach to optimize spinal health right here in our office.
We also treat a number of common spinal conditions, with sciatica being among the most commonly seen in our office.
What is Sciatica?
This refers to a painful spinal condition where the large sciatic nerve (which runs through the lower back and into the upper thighs) becomes compressed, usually by a herniated disc or other parts of the spine. Sciatica can be caused by a one-time injury, or it can be brought on by repetitive strain on the back.
This compression of the sciatic nerve can be very uncomfortable and downright painful. Some people will experience the worst of their lower back pain while standing, while others may notice it primarily while sitting.
Common Symptoms of Sciatica
While lower back pain is the most common symptoms of sciatica, it is not the only type of pain being reported. Often times, patients will report additional symptoms of sciatica that include:
- Numbness and tingling
- Hip and leg pain
- Headaches and/or migraines
If you're suffering from any symptoms of sciatica, the best thing you can do for yourself is to schedule a consultation with our Tempe chiropractor.
How Our Tempe Chiropractor Can Help
Our Tempe chiropractor will perform a physical evaluation and discuss your symptoms with you. If needed, we will also perform any diagnostic tests necessary to reach an accurate diagnosis.
If you do end up being diagnosed with sciatica, the good news is that there are many treatment options available. Chiropractic care is ideal for treating sciatica because it treats the pain directly at the source rather than simply covering it up with pain medications. Furthermore, chiropractic treatment methods are holistic, non-invasive, and drug-free. As a result, you can avoid the risks and potential complications that come along with many other forms of treatment.
Your sciatica treatment plan will be custom tailored based on your unique needs and lifestyle. However, our chiropractor often recommends spinal decompression therapy for sciatica patients, especially for those whose sciatica may be caused by vertebrae compression and herniated/bulging discs. Spinal decompression creates negative pressure along the spinal column to relieve tension on the sciatic nerve and treat herniated/bulging discs.
Spinal adjustment, a manual treatment that corrects alignment issues in the spine, is also an effective treatment for sciatica.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Tempe Today
You don't have to suffer every day with sciatic nerve pain. Request an appointment with our chiropractor in Tempe today so we can get you on the path to wellness. You can reach our team here at Coyote Chiropractic and Wellness Center by contacting us at (480) 820-0999.