At Drassal Chiropractic & Sports Clinic, we see patients with sciatica every day. So if you or a loved one suddenly find yourself suffering from sciatic nerve pain, know that you are not alone! We are sure you have your questions about this debilitating injury. Following are the answers to several questions we frequently receive regarding sciatica.
What Causes Sciatica?
The sciatica nerve is the longest nerve in the human body as it runs down your back to the hips where the nerve splits in two to run down the full length of the leg and into the foot. This nerve may become compressed due to trauma caused by an event like a sports injury or car accident. It can also become compressed due to a herniated disc in your lower spine. Whatever the cause, the pain is the same.
How is Sciatic Nerve Pain Treated?
Quick pain relief can be found in the form of powerful pain medications, but these can come with bad side effects. Steroid injections are also sometimes recommended for fast relief but they are not effective in all patients and also have negative side effects. Our chiropractor can offer effective sciatic relief treatment that will help remove the cause of the pain and get you back on your feet. Our chiropractic sciatica relief treatment involves techniques like massage therapy and specialty chiropractic adjustments that are designed to reduce compression and improve posture.
Sciatica Relief in Shoreview, Minneapolis, and St. Paul, MN
Call Drasal Chiropractic & Sports Clinic today at (651) 484-4000 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.