Living with chronic back pain is a daily struggle. Back pain can range from nagging to excruciating, and it can often be difficult to find relief. For many people, the most effective treatment for back pain is chiropractic care. Chiropractors are experts in the spine and use gentle adjustments of vertebrae to restore alignment and reduce pressure on nerves that may have been pinched or irritated.
At Spinal Care of Nevada, we care about you! When it comes to chiropractic care, Dr. Devin Luzod, Dr. Hans Conser, and Dr. Daniel Hecker have over 50-years combined experience helping patients achieve long-term results they take pride in.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a condition that causes pain along the path of your sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through both legs. It typically affects one side at a time and often radiates down each leg.
The pain can vary widely, from a mild ache to an excruciating sensation. Sometimes it feels like getting shocked by electricity or experiencing intense jolts of pain when coughing and sneezing. In some cases, pain shocks happen while the other leg is completely numb. You might have felt one part of your leg feeling more tender than another. Though this is not always the case with everyone who experiences discomforts from sciatica.
Sciatica is an uncommon pain in the butt that occurs when a herniated disk or bone spur compresses your sciatic nerve. These problems are often caused by diabetes, which can also cause numbness and tingling throughout the body—not just down below.
Treatment for Sciatica: Spinal Care of Nevada’s Approach
Spinal Care of Nevada exhibits competence in treating musculoskeletal injuries like sciatica. Dr. Devin Luzod can successfully treat sciatic pain.
The treatment for the injury varies from patient to patient based on how the injury happened and how well each individual responds to different forms of treatments. We will conduct a comprehensive assessment before developing an effective plan to address sciatic pain based on your medical history.
Generally, our chiropractors will address sciatica by taking pressure off of the sciatic nerve and restoring normal motion in their patient’s low back, pelvis and hips. This can be done by providing the patient with a chiropractic adjustment or soft tissue muscle release to reduce any inflammation around those areas if there is such an issue.
However, it still depends on the patient. The following are some of the beneficial chiropractic interventions Spinal Care of Nevada offers:
Exercise may be a great way to combat back pain if you have not exceeded the threshold of your muscle tolerance and it is safe for you. If the movement has been limited, our chiropractors will encourage moving around as much as possible, even in bed.
Cold therapy is a great way to relieve pain and reduce the need for medication. It’s best used after your initial flare-up has been dealt with through cold treatment. However, heat therapy can be effective as well. Depending on the situation, our chiropractors will suggest a therapy that suits your needs.
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators)
The unit sends gentle, electrical shocks through the skin to stimulate the nerves. The electrical shocks do not radiate any painful sensation, as one might assume initially. Instead, many describe these gentle strokes of electricity on their skin as being a pleasant sensation similar to what you would feel during an afternoon massage or light tingling from someone’s fingertips brushing across your arm. TENS works in two ways to help relieve pain. First, it blocks signals traveling via nerve endings. Second, it stimulates the release of endorphins, the hormones responsible for pain relief.
Chiropractic care is the main focus of our chiropractors. Chiropractic adjustments can be used to release pressure, restore proper alignment in bones and joints when they are out of place. An adjustment relieves pain caused by inflammation or spasms in muscles due to sciatica. Adjustments should not hurt you. Studies show that it is safe and effective for most people. For people who have a delicate spine, lighter techniques are practical.
ABOUT OUR CLINIC
Spinal Care of Nevada listens and gets results. Dr. Devin Luzod has expertise in addressing sciatic pain. All of our chiropractors are highly trained to treat any kind of pain. We provide the safest and the most efficient chiropractic care to address your medical needs.