What Causes Sciatica?

How your chiropractors in Elko, NV, can help you get relief from sciatica pain

If you suffer from sciatic nerve pain, known as sciatica, you already know how it can affect your life. The sharp, stabbing pain running down your leg can make it difficult to walk around. Sciatica can make it nearly impossible to stay active. Fortunately, your chiropractor can help you get relief from sciatica.

Dr. Wade Taylor and Dr. Shannon McKinney at Accelerated Medical in Elko, NV, offer a wide range of chiropractic services, including treatment for sciatica.

Sciatica is caused by damage to your lower back and spine which puts pressure on the sciatic nerve. A herniated disk in your lower back is a frequent cause of sciatic nerve compression.

Sciatic pain can:

  • Feel like a sharp, stabbing pain
  • Feel like a dull, aching pain
  • Be felt in the lower back
  • Run from your buttocks down one leg

You are at greater risk of developing sciatica if you:

  • Have a job where you sit for a long period of time
  • Have a job where you move heavy items or twist
  • Are older, which can cause degenerative changes in your spine
  • Carry excess weight, which puts stress on your spine
  • Are diabetic, which can cause nerve changes and damage

For mild sciatica symptoms, you can try some easy remedies like these:

  • Applying hot and cold packs to your lower back and the affected leg
  • Doing gentle back and leg stretches
  • Taking over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medications

For moderate to severe sciatica, it’s best to see your chiropractor. Some of the most common chiropractic treatments for sciatica include:

  • Spinal manipulation techniques
  • Spinal decompression techniques
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Physical therapy

You don’t have to suffer from sciatica when relief is just a phone call away! To learn more about the causes and treatment of sciatica, call Dr. Wade Taylor and Dr. Shannon McKinney at Accelerated Medical in Elko, NV. You can reach them in the office by calling (775) 753-7387, so call now!

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