Sciatica Relief | Chiropractor in Beaverton, OR
You're not alone if you're new to chiropractic treatment for sciatica. At Holistic Health Clinic in Beaverton, OR, we understand that you may have questions about what to expect during your first treatment. So here's a look at some of the most common questions we get from our patients:
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a medical condition that causes pain in the lower back and legs. Pressure on the sciatic nerve causes pain from the lower back to the feet. Various factors, including a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, and pregnancy, can cause sciatica. Other symptoms of sciatica can include:
- Pain that radiates from the lower back to the buttocks and legs
- Numbness or tingling in the legs
- Back pain
- Weakness in the legs
- Difficulty moving the legs or walking
What Does Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica Involve?
Chiropractic treatment for sciatica usually involves a combination of spinal manipulation and other therapies. Spinal manipulation is a technique in which chiropractors use their hands to apply pressure to the spine, relieving stress on the sciatic nerve. Other treatments include massage, stretching, and ice or heat therapy.
What Can I Expect during My First Treatment?
Our chiropractor will take your medical history and perform a physical examination during your first treatment. They will also likely order X-rays or imaging tests to determine the cause of sciatica. Once our chiropractor understands your condition better, they will develop a treatment plan. This plan may involve one or more sessions of spinal manipulation. Other treatment options for sciatica include:
- Spinal Decompression Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Temperature Therapy
- Ultrasound Therapy
Our chiropractor will determine which of these options is best for you based on the cause of your sciatica and overall health.
Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica?
Chiropractic treatment for sciatica includes pain relief, improved mobility, and increased function. Chiropractic care is generally considered safe and effective for treating sciatica. Some people may experience temporary side effects, such as soreness or fatigue. However, these side effects disappear independently. In addition, routine chiropractic care can reduce the number of flare-ups and intensity of your symptoms.
Find the Best Treatment for Sciatica at Holistic Health Clinic
Contact Holistic Health Clinic today if you're considering chiropractic treatment for your sciatica. We'll be happy to answer any of your questions and help you decide if this form of therapy is suitable for you. You can schedule an appointment by calling us today at (503) 646-8575.