You know it well. That shooting pain pierces your lower back and descends your legs. It’s the sting of sciatica and you’ve had enough. If you’re located near Fitchburg, WI, and need some answers about your sciatica pain, Infinite Athlete Chiropractic & Rehab can help.
What Is That Sharp, Shooting Pain?
The longest nerve in your body is your sciatic nerve, which runs from your buttocks, down your legs, and into your toes. If any of the following symptoms are familiar to you, you may be suffering from sciatica:
- Tingling or shooting pain that runs down your leg
- Leg pain that worsens when you are seated
- Sharp, consistent pain on one side of your lower back
- Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving your leg
- Intense, and often intolerable, pain that makes it difficult to move or stand
Causes of Sciatica
Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine the root cause of your sciatic nerve pain before creating a chiropractic care plan to address it. By restoring your body’s natural alignment, our chiropractor will reduce pressure on your sciatic nerve. Over time, our chiropractor will reduce your sciatic nerve pain, improve your mobility, and minimize the likelihood of your pain returning in the future.
Our chiropractor may utilize spinal manipulation to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve. Helping to restore range of motion, these modalities also lessen pain while restoring nerve signal capacity and eliminating muscle spasms that often accompany sciatica.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Knowing how, where, and when to apply deep tissue work like Active Release Therapy (ART), our team creates an intense, localized solution that targets the root cause of your sciatic nerve pain. This type of deep muscle work also promotes the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.
Our chiropractor will recommend lifestyle adjustments to promote your overall well-being. Ways of sitting, standing, driving, lifting, and sleeping may need to be modified to protect your vulnerable sciatic nerve. Strengthening core support serves as an additional protective layer to safeguard your sciatic nerve and reduce your chances of experiencing further aggravation. As such, our chiropractor may suggest stretching and other exercises that serve to release the pressure in muscles surrounding your sciatic nerve.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Fitchburg, WI for Sciatica Treatment
Call Infinite Athlete Chiropractic & Rehab today at (608) 720-1144 for more information on sciatic nerve pain or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.