Sciatica Treatment From Your Fargo Chiropractor
Dealing with sciatica in Fargo ND can be a lifelong battle, but it does not have to be. Thanks to our chiropractor at the Dakota Clinic of Chiropractic we offer sciatic nerve pain treatment and prevention. Our Chiropractor, Dr. Matthew Christenson is highly skilled to provide all-natural, surgery-free sciatica treatment. Through chiropractic care, we can help you alleviate your sciatica pain and resolve the condition.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a form of nerve pain associated with the sciatic nerve. This nerve is located along the length of each of your legs, from the heel up through the hip and in the lower back region. When you have sciatica this nerve is being pinched or pressed against by surrounding soft tissue. As a result, you experience pain known as sciatica in the affected area. Sciatic nerve pain can occur once in a lifetime, or you can suffer from reoccurring or chronic sciatica.
Symptoms of Sciatica
The most common symptom of sciatica is lower back pain. In fact, often our patients will come to us with complaints of lower back pain that they feel is caused by a torn muscle or herniated disc. However, with sciatic nerve pain, this differs from lower back pain. Sciatica causes sharp pain, sometimes described as a pinching feeling, within a targeted area. This is where the pressing or pinching of the sciatic nerve is located. You will suffer from sciatica on one side of your body, as a result, while lower back pain occurs throughout both sides of the back. Other symptoms of sciatica are tingling, numbness, and pain when sitting or standing for long periods.
Causes of Sciatic Nerve Pain
The cause of sciatic nerve pain is the pressure against the sciatic nerve. Our nerve endings are highly sensitive and receptive to misalignments in the body. When your musculoskeletal system is out of alignment, this can cause the soft tissue surrounding the sciatic nerve to be improperly positioned, resulting in the pressure. If your soft tissue is inflamed, either due to misalignment and repetitive motions or a herniated disc in the lower spine, this can also put undue pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Chiropractic Treatment and Pain Management for Sciatica
Our first priority in treatment for sciatica in Fargo is to realign the spine. When the musculoskeletal system is put in the proper position this alleviates any possible pressure caused by lack of alignment. Additionally, an adjustment provides a flow of nutritionally rich fluid throughout the body, which can provide all-natural pain relief.
Meet Our Fargo Chiropractic Doctor
Here at the Dakota Clinic of Chiropractic, our Fargo chiropractor Dr. Christenson can end your sciatic nerve pain. We use comprehensive chiropractic care including Gonstead adjustments, corrective exercise, and massage therapy to help improve your health and well-being. Contact our office at 701-566-7361 to set up a chiropractic consultation and being your treatment program. As a new client at the Dakota Clinic of Chiropractic you are eligible for a special discount so please inquire today!