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At Diamond State Chiropractic, our team provides comprehensive support for most types of pain. Some of the most common forms we see today are related to back pain. Lower back pain and sciatica are two conditions that can make it near impossible to get through activities during the day. You may not be comfortable laying on your back for long, either. If you suffer from chronic or acute pain in this area, come in to see our team for a consultation and treatment plan.
Sciatica is the most common cause of low back pain that radiates down into the hips and legs. It occurs as a result of inflammation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve is the largest single nerve in your body. It is made up of numerous smaller nerve roots that have the goal of communicating messages from and to the brain with the legs. When this nerve becomes irritated or compressed in any area, it creates shooting, debilitating pain. This isn't uncommon.
Sciatica is a type of nerve pain with very distinguishing symptoms. Those include:
As noted, the most common cause of sciatica is damage, inflammation, or compression of the sciatic nerve. This can occur after a fall, after a car accident, or just from wear and tear over time.
The goal of chiropractic care for sciatic nerve pain is to reduce the inflammation in that nerve. The pain is a signal to your brain that something is wrong. Your chiropractor will work with you to understand the pain and use diagnostic tools such as x-rays to pinpoint the area of concern. From there, we can then apply the proper treatment to resolve the underlying pain.
This may include spinal manipulation. With the use of gentle force, we can properly align the spinal column, taking the pressure off of that nerve. This treats the underlying problem.
In addition to this, our team will create a customized treatment plan for you. It may include massage therapy to reduce pain, physical therapy to improve your ability to walk properly, and posture screenings. All of this can reduce the risk of sciatica recurring.
When you come in to see Dr. Kristina Hollstein and Dr. Gregory Serge at Diamond State Chiropractic, we'll provide you with a customized treatment plan. Schedule an appoint with your chiropractor at our offices in Newark, DE by calling us at 302-892-9355.
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I have benefited tremendously from the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Hollstein.