Sciatica Treatments

Living with sciatica in the area of Gun Barrel City, TX? Dr. Angel Santiago of Santiago Chiropractic offers personalized and effective treatment plans for your needs.

Quick Guide to Sciatica and Chiropractic Care

You’ve likely heard of sciatica. If you know anyone who has suffered from it – or been told that you have it – you know just how debilitating it can be. However, most people don’t understand exactly what it is and why it has happened to them. They also tend to be unsure of what to do about it. Below, Dr. Santiago and the team at Santiago Chiropractic in Gun Barrel City, TX, dive into an explanation of sciatica and how chiropractic care can help.

The Low Down On Sciatica

When you hear the term, you think of it as a condition. However, sciatica is the word used to categorize symptoms that occur when the sciatic nerve is compressed or pinched.

This nerve is located in the lower back and extends to the feet, making it the longest nerve in the body. When compressed, it creates symptoms anywhere along that pathway. These symptoms include everything from sharp, shooting pains to numbness and tingling in the feet and legs.

The question that enters most people’s minds is, How does it become compressed in the first place? The answer can vary.

The most common culprits are misalignments and disc issues, such as herniated or bulging discs. However, things like childbirth and pregnancy, as well as weight issues and more, can also lead to compression.

How Is It Treated?

Like any other condition or injury, chiropractic treatment plans for sciatic nerve compression are highly customized to the individual, their needs, and the factors that have led to the compression. The overarching goal is to remove pressure from the nerve, which is typically done through adjustments and spinal decompression. Adjustments restore alignment while decompression or traction therapy stretches the back and creates proper space for the spinal components.

Soft tissue techniques are commonly used to help stimulate healing and relieve pain and inflammation. Therapeutic exercises are employed to enhance healing and strengthen the spine. Lifestyle adjustments, such as weight loss or posture changes, are also typically recommended.

Find personalized sciatica relief by calling (214) 728-8863 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Santiago at Santiago Chiropractic of Kemp, Mabank, Payne Springs, Enchanted Oaks, Eustace, Start Harbor, Caney City, Seven Point, Tool, Trinidad, and Gun Barrel City, TX.

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