If you have ever suffered from intense, shooting pain, or have become immobilized due to a pinched nerve, you might be suffering from sciatica. Sciatica can affect anyone at any age, however, certain risk factors increase a person’s chance of suffering from acute or chronic sciatica. Our team at Dr. Phillips’ Chiropractic Nutrition & Wellness in San Antonio knows just how crucial it is to receive professional care for those suffering from sciatica. We will create a customized treatment plan designed to provide pain relief and support the recovery process.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is caused by a compressed sciatic nerve. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including injuries. Most often, sciatica is caused by a slipped disc that compresses the sciatic nerve.
Who is at Risk for Sciatica?
Anyone can develop sciatica but there are a few risk factors that can increase your chances:
- Working physical labor jobs
- Old age
- Poor sleeping habits
- Sleeping on hard or too soft surfaces
Sciatica is most often experienced as a pain radiating from the hip into the lower back or running down one or both sides of the inner thigh into the leg. Furthermore, numbness, pain during certain movements, or constant lower back pain can also be symptoms of sciatica.
Our chiropractor can diagnose sciatica through a physical exam, x-rays, CT scans, and an MRI. After diagnosing your condition, we will use different treatments to provide relief:
- Massage therapy to reduce inflammation
- Spinal adjustments
- Non-surgical spinal decompression
- Physical exercises
Get Sciatica Treatment in San Antonio, TX
At Dr. Phillips’ Chiropractic Nutrition & Wellness, we recognize the symptoms of sciatica and begin treatment immediately to provide pain relief. Best of all, chiropractic care does not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery to produce results. Call our team today at (210) 545-1144 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.