Chiropractic Care for Sciatica Pain

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The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve that runs from the lower back down through the back of each leg. Issues caused by the sciatic nerve can bring about pain in the legs or buttocks, weakness or numbness in the legs and feet that make moving difficult, burning or tingling down the legs, a shooting pain, or pain in the lower back and buttocks. If you are experiencing any of these types of pain, you may be facing a problem with sciatica. For some, this pain can be mild, while for others, it can be more severe, affecting your ability to sit, stand, or walk. If not managed, sciatica pain may worsen over time. If you are experiencing sciatica pain, chiropractic care from a New Orleans chiropractor can bring about the relief you are looking for.

Managing Your Pain

Most often, the common cause of sciatic nerve pain is a herniated disc. A herniated disc, a spinal disc that is out of place, can put pressure on the sciatic nerve that causes this type of pain and discomfort. While medicine can help manage the pain for a short time, relief doesn’t last. It can return, sometimes even worse than before, once the medication wears off. Medications may also come with the risk of harmful side effects that can cause more health problems instead of correct them. Additionally, medication doesn’t actually solve the problem—it just covers up the symptoms caused by the root issue. More invasive methods such as steroid shots or surgery may be suggested. These are not guaranteed to work and also come with risks. So what other options do you have? Chiropractic care in New Orleans is an extremely safe, natural, and effective method that addresses sciatica pain to bring about long-term relief.

Neurologically-Based Chiropractic Care

Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic focuses on neurologically-based chiropractic care that specifically addresses nerve interference. Improving spinal health will improve nerve function and reduce a slew of health issues. Removing spinal misalignments will release the pressure on the spine and nerves to alleviate sciatica pain and herniated disc discomfort. If you are experiencing sciatic nerve pain, it is almost a guarantee that you have spinal misalignment. With gentle chiropractic adjustments from New Orleans chiropractor Dr. Vitenas, you can get to the root cause of sciatica pain for non-invasive relief that lasts.

Chiropractic Case Studies for Sciatica Pain Relief

When in doubt, you can refer to the multiple case studies that have been conducted to show that chiropractic care for sciatica pain relief really works. A study of a woman with both fibromyalgia pain and sciatica pain found relief with chiropractic care after just 6 months of regular visits. In another case study, a male with sciatica problems, wrist pain, and hypertension sought chiropractic care for his health issues. With consistent chiropractic care, he experienced a resolution of all symptoms after just two months.

You don’t have to live with sciatica pain. If it has affected your quality of life, seek chiropractic care with Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic for relief. Contact our office to schedule a visit.


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