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7 Facts About Sciatica Treatment and Symptoms You Need to Know

Written By Coastal Integrative Health on September 16, 2019

Woman with sciatica pain Many people don’t realize that sciatica and back pain go hand-in-hand.

Your central nervous system “lives” in your spinal cord. If one of your vertebrae sustains an injury, this can cause pain, spasms, and numbness in other parts of your body – especially your arms and legs.

Most conventional doctors will recommend heat patches, OTC medications, or even narcotics as sciatica treatment. Unfortunately, these treatments only address the acute pain and not the root cause.

7 Important Facts to Know About Sciatica

While sciatica is common, many people don’t know what causes it or what the general symptoms are.

  1. Pain feels like an electric shock running through your buttock down one leg.

  2. Symptoms are often sudden and can be brief.

  3. Walking, jumping, or shifting your weight to one leg can trigger pain or make it worse.

  4. Sciatica is a symptom of a spinal injury – not a condition in itself.

  5. Herniated, bulging, or ruptured discs are the most common causes of sciatica.

  6. 90% of people with sciatica suffer from low-back pain.

  7. OTC medications can reduce nerve swelling and quell symptoms, but they won’t heal damaged nerves.

Comprehensive Sciatica Treatment in Shallotte and Leland

Coastal Integrative Health employs a wide-range of experienced chiropractic doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and health coaches in a pursuit to provide well-rounded patient-centric care.

After an exam, x-ray, and review of your medical history, your doctor will recommend a treatment plan to address the source of your sciatica pain.

Depending on the condition, your unique treatment may include gentle spinal manipulations, rehabilitative exercises and stretches, lifestyle and posture tips, massage therapy, and cold laser therapy to stimulate nerve regeneration.

You don’t have to live with sciatica pain. Get on the road to good health today! Schedule an appointment at Coastal Integrative Health by calling 910-408-1778 (Leland) or 910- 755-5400 (Shallotte).

Posted In: Chiropractic Sciatica