Sciatica Chiropractic Care in Matthews, NC
Sciatica Treatment with Chiropractic Care in Matthews, NC
Are you dealing with sciatic nerve pain, and looking for effective treatment options? Dr. John Hanna is a Matthews chiropractor who has helped hundreds of patients find pain relief through sciatica treatment.
His approach is different than simple physical therapy options you may be familiar with.
Instead, he uses chiropractic spinal manipulation to relieve pressure from the pinched nerve root in the spinal cord.
This addresses the source of the problem instead of seeking to massage away topical sciatica symptoms in the tissue or muscle spasm.
This treatment approach has provided relief to many patients seeking sciatic nerve pain relief all across the Matthews and Charlotte NC area.
Ready to feel better with natural sciatic pain management? Schedule an appointment today!
What Is Sciatic Pain?
Sciatica is a term used to describe the pain that radiates from the lower back into the hips and down into the back of the legs. This pain travels the path of the sciatic nerve, which is a large nerve that provides important communication from your lower body to your brain.
If you’ve experienced this discomfort, you don’t need it described to you! However, perhaps you are experiencing this for the first time and trying to understand what it is.
Each patient is different, but almost all will experience shooting pain and muscle weakness, and the area affected is the lumbar spine accompanied by lower leg pain.
Because there are different causes, some conditions are acute or short term while others are longer term and develop into chronic sciatica.
You can read more extensively about the different causes and symptoms, but the main point is this. Lasting sciatica pain relief treatment is found by first identifying the underlying cause.
What Triggers Sciatica?
While nerve compression or a herniated disk is the #1 reason people experience sciatica, other causes such as spinal stenosis or piriformis muscle syndrome can also be to blame. (This is often driven by age and medical history.)
During disc herniation, the spinal nerve becomes pinched at the back of the spinal canal, often due to spinal compressions or subluxations.
In layman’s terms, your vertebrae becomes out of alignment and the herniated disc begins to press on the nerve.
For patients with sciatica, these bones are often misaligned which leads to the pinching of the fluid-filled sacs located between each bone. This creates a pinched nerve and therefore the pain you feel.
When this occurs, your nerve sends pain signals to your brain which triggers the pain sensation you have in your lower leg.
This is the path of the nerve. Muscle spasms can develop, which is why people naturally assume they need to seek a physical therapist or massage.
How to Successfully Treat Sciatica
While physical therapy focused on muscle massage or stretches can provide some temporary relief, these don’t address the main cause. This means the condition will return. Sciatica can last for a few minutes, but it can also become chronic or last for weeks to even years.
We understand how this condition affects your life, and how normal activities can grind to a halt.
We also realize that patients desire safe sciatica treatment options outside of pain medication, muscle relaxants, steroid injection, surgery, or expensive CT scans. Be encouraged, because better (and simpler) pain management therapies do exist!
Turn to our experienced team for the safe, all-natural sciatica treatment in Matthews / Charlotte that can help you feel better.
How Can a Chiropractor Help You with Sciatica Pain?
You are not the first patient we have helped with this condition. We have an experienced approach to help identify the personalized treatment plan to help you feel better fast.
When you meet with our chiropractor, Dr. John Hanna, you’ll start with a full examination and consultation to discuss the sciatic nerve pain you are experiencing. This will begin with a basic x-ray, and discussion of your history and symptoms.
The main difference between our chiropractic method for treating sciatic nerve pain and others is our experienced approach to X-Ray analysis.
Utilizing a special technique called the Pierce Results System, Dr. John will help identify the true source of your sciatic pain. He will then recommend a specialized (and highly individualized) treatment plan through chiropractic adjustment just for your situation.
This approach to sciatica pain treatment in Matthews NC ensures that you are not wasting time and money simply guessing with adjustments.
Instead, we will work to realign the exact vertebra or spinal column bones affecting your pinched nerve.
When you receive a chiropractic care for sciatica in our Matthews office, we’ll work to realign the spinal column which will also help your musculoskeletal system find correction.
In doing so, our objective is to reduce the compression and pain signals. This process does not involve surgery.
We do not use pain medications as a way of hiding your sciatic nerve symptoms, and have found that surgical treatment is a rare and extreme option. So do not be afraid, help is just a phone call away.
Ready to take a step toward overcoming sciatica? Give us a call today!
Should You See a Chiropractor for Sciatic Nerve Pain?
For many people, it is possible to see significant improvement in pain and mobility with chiropractic care. Our chiropractor may be able to help you if you have any symptoms of sciatica pain including:
- Pain that radiates from the lower back into the hips and legs
- Pain that limits your ability to move
- Lessening of symptoms if you stand or sit (Each points to a different root cause.)
- Chronic pain that seems to always remain
- Trouble walking, sitting for long periods of time, or laying in some positions
Chiropractic Sciatica Treatment in Matthews for Lasting Pain Relief
Matthews Family Chiropractic offers effective treatment options for those suffering from sciatic nerve pain.
When you visit our office in Matthews, NC, we’ll provide you with a treatment plan designed to help you find the relief you need for your sciatica.
We offer low-risk, affordable options for you to see if our treatment plan is the right fit for you.
Contact Matthews Family Chiropractic for a Sciatica Consultation
We are welcoming new patients in the Matthews-Charlotte area. Call to schedule a consultation with us at Matthews Family Chiropractic today!
Q: How do I get my sciatic nerve to stop hurting?
A: The most effective long term treatment for painful sciatica symptoms is to identify and correct the placement of the pinched nerve. This will alleviate pressure at the source, reduce muscle spasm, and alleviate pain.
Q: What is the best treatment for sciatica?
A: Common treatments often include pain medication, muscle relaxants, steroid or therapeutic injection. However, these only mask the pain. The best treatment for lasting relief is removing the pressure from the sciatic nerve through chiropractic care, which will stop the pain signals at their source.
Q: What triggers sciatica?
A: Sciatica pain is triggered due to the inflammation or “pinching” of the sciatic nerve which originates in the lower back or buttocks area. Both standing or sitting may trigger noticeable pain due to pressure originating from a slipped or herniated disk in the back.