Discover Natural Sciatica Pain Relief in McMurray PA at Anderson Chiropractic
Sciatic nerve pain can lead to lost wages, disability, and decreased quality of life. Fortunately, at Anderson Chiropractic in PA, McMurray chiropractor Dr. Scott Anderson and the rest of our team have witnessed firsthand how much our natural chiropractic care services can alleviate sciatica. If you believe you're suffering from it, we encourage you to call our clinic today.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a syndrome caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. You have two of them in your body—one exiting on the right side of your lumbar spine, and another on the left. With sciatica, usually just one sciatic nerve is involved.
A herniated disc or bulging disc are a common cause of sciatic nerve compression. Other causes include narrowed or altered joint space, bony cyst, or more rarely a tumor.
Signs and Symptoms of Sciatica
When a nerve becomes compressed, symptoms and signs can develop which affect areas of the body which are along the path of that nerve's innervation pattern. With sciatica in particular, symptoms tend to affect either the right or left leg. They may include:
- Buttocks and leg pain (sometimes extending down to the calf or foot), often described as sharp, burning, searing, shooting, or stabbing
- Leg weakness or numbness (especially with prolonged sciatica)
- Back pain and stiffness
These symptoms may come and go. For instance, sciatic nerve pain often worsens after prolonged sitting or standing, but may get better or "centralize" (move up the leg and toward the spine) if a person lies on their stomach.
How our McMurray Chiropractor Can Address Your Sciatic Nerve Pain
It's possible to control and eliminate sciatic nerve pain through conservative and non-invasive approaches, and these should always be explored first before considering surgery. Our McMurry chiropractor can help you heal from your sciatica in several ways, none of which rely on side effect-riddled medications or invasive procedures!
- Chiropractic adjustments and non-invasive spinal decompression can alleviate compression and irritation of the sciatic nerve root by realigning the spinal joints, retracting and healing injured discs, and creating more space for the nerve to travel
- Applied kinesiology can help identify hidden contributing factors to your sciatic nerve pain and improve overall wellness
- Nutritional counseling helps you accelerate healing and ensure your body has the nutrients it needs to reduce inflammation
- Patient education and lifestyle counseling can help you learn your unique risk factors for sciatica—which often include advancing age, repetitive movement, poor body mechanics, frequent sitting, and traumatic accidents—and how to control them, if possible
Stuck With Sciatica?
Call Anderson Chiropractic today at 724-941-5805 to schedule an initial consultation and see how we can help you heal!