If you experience chronic, jolting pain in your lower back, you could have a condition known as sciatica. At Premier Health Chiropractic & Wellness Center in North Dallas, Texas, Dr. H. Khayal, DC, offers numerous techniques to alleviate sciatic pain to restore your mobility. Chiropractic care for sciatica can reduce the need for medications and future surgery by effectively relieving pressure on your sciatic nerve. Learn more about your options for sciatica relief by calling the office today or book an appointment online.
Your sciatic nerve, one of the largest in the body, travels down the back of each of your legs. When the tissues surrounding this nerve become inflamed, it can irritate the sciatic nerve, resulting in sciatica.
Sciatica flare-ups can cause intense, jolting pain when the inflamed tissue pinches or twists the nerve roots. Pain can radiate from your low back into your legs, making it difficult to walk.
You can also experience frequent numbness or burning sensations throughout your thighs, calves, ankles, and feet. Your symptoms can worsen over time or after long periods of sitting.
The most common causes of sciatic pain – called sciatica – are spinal issues that develop with age or due to injury. Compression on the nerves is often the result of:
You can also develop sciatica after a traumatic injury from a car accident or a fall. Some people develop sciatica as a result of underlying degenerative diseases or nerve damage from diabetes.
For some people, sciatica pain goes away without medical intervention. For others, pain and burning can become disabling. You could feel an electric shock each time you move suddenly, such as during a sneeze or a cough.
When pain interferes with your ability to work or prevents you from being active, you can schedule an evaluation for treatment.
Dr. H. Khayal determines the best course of treatment for your sciatica after reviewing your medical history and the severity of your symptoms. He offers a variety of chiropractic techniques, including cold laser therapy, to naturally alleviate sciatic pain and reduce your dependence on pain medications and muscle relaxers.
Cold laser therapy uses infrared light energy to rejuvenate cells and speed up the healing process. Dr. H. Khayal also uses other holistic techniques like massage and exercise to improve your sciatica.
After a full evaluation, Dr. H. Khayal creates a custom treatment plan, which details how many treatments you will need to achieve your goals. He focuses on restoring your mobility and functionality to ensure you can stay active.
If you struggle with the chronic pain of sciatica, schedule a chiropractic consultation today. You can book an appointment online or call the office to learn more.