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Can a Chiropractor Help With Sciatica?

Ankle and leg painWhile some of us are used to daily pains in the neck, millions of people worldwide also suffer from sciatica. The common symptoms include lower back pain, burning or tingling down the leg, and weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot.

Sciatica is caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the body. Over the years, New Hope Chiropractic has helped many patients find relief naturally with chiropractic care.

We are pleased to offer a variety of therapy options in the practice for you to choose from.

Chiropractic Care

Natural and non-invasive chiropractic adjustments can effectively alleviate sciatica symptoms. When you come in for an adjustment, we’ll take your health history and determine the best care plan for your specific needs, which may include a variety of techniques like Diversified, Activator Methods®, and Drop Table (dependent on your condition). By balancing your hip and spine, you might find relief from pain.

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression involves stretching the spine to help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve. A chiropractor can perform this technique manually or using a specialized table. We use lumbar traction or flexion distraction (dependent on the patient’s condition). By stretching the spine, the pressure on the nerve is reduced, which can help alleviate symptoms.

Massage Therapy

This type of bodywork can be used along with chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression to help ease sciatica symptoms. The benefits of massage include reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and promoting relaxation, which can all help alleviate pain and discomfort associated with sciatica.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many chiropractic sessions will I need to alleviate my symptoms?

The number of sessions varies depending on several factors, including how severe your sciatica is, its cause, your overall health, and how well you respond to chiropractic care. Your care plan will be individualized to help us get the best results for you. Typically, it can range from a couple of days to weeks to help alleviate symptoms.

Is chiropractic care safe for pregnant women with sciatica?

Yes, chiropractic care is considered safe for moms-to-be who are experiencing sciatica. Our chiropractors can modify adjustments during pregnancy to accommodate the changing anatomy and hormonal levels. Gentle techniques may be used to address sciatica and other pregnancy-related discomforts. We also provide exercises and stretches that can help alleviate symptoms.

Can chiropractic care prevent future episodes of sciatica?

To prevent future flare-ups, we advise on ergonomics, proper body mechanics and exercises that help support spinal health. We also discuss lifestyle changes, exercises and maintaining good posture with our patients.

Is there anything unique about your approach?

What sets us apart from other chiropractic offices is we are very comprehensive in our exam process. We will take any images (X-ray or MRI) needed to diagnose properly without guessing. Plus, our treatment plans are always customized, never cookie-cutter, to address the needs of each patient.

Get Relief Naturally

Sciatica doesn’t have to sideline you from what you love in life. Give our practice a call today to book a visit!


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