Sciatica Treatment in Vista
Our chiropractic team here in Vista excels in treating Sciatica and nerve pain.
Sciatica is a painful condition that causes radiating symptoms in the legs and even all the way down to the toes. It can be caused from a herniated disc or spinal stenosis (arthritis). The pain often starts in the lower back and radiates usually down one side of your leg, but radiating pain into both legs is not uncommon. It can feel like numbness, tingling, or burning as well as pain.
What sets our practice apart from other sciatica treatments available in Vista is that we address not just your symptoms themselves but the underlying problems causing your sciatica symptoms. Plus, we offer same-day appointments so you don’t have to wait for an acute episode to subside before getting started with treatment. Also, Dr. Elliott has over 16 years experience treating sciatica, disc injuries and spinal stenosis with Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression an FDA approved computerized treatment for back pain.
How Do You Get Sciatica Pain?
Sciatica is a condition that can be caused by a number of things, including a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or even pregnancy. In most cases, the pain starts in the lower back and travels down one side of the leg. Sciatica is usually felt as a radiating electric like pain, but leg pain from a pinched nerve in the lower back can vary significantly from person to person, and can feel like numbness, tingling, burning, or just plain pain.
What is the Sciatic Nerve?
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the base of the spine down the back of each leg and ends in the toes. The sciatic nerve controls many functions in the legs, including movement and feeling. It also helps regulate blood pressure in the feet. Damage to the sciatic nerve can cause a wide range of symptoms, including pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness.
Common Sciatica Pain Symptoms
Pain from Sciatica commonly occurs in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. Those suffering from Sciatica usually feel sharp radiating pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or a combination of them all. Symptoms can be short-term or last for longer periods of time.
Sciatica pain symptoms will generally continue to reoccur and come back until the underlying cause is treated.
Stretches to help with Sciatica Nerve Pain
There are a few exercises and stretches that can help with sciatica nerve pain. The following exercises will help stretch out both your back and leg muscles, which in turn may help relieve sciatica nerve pain. These stretches should be done gently so as to not irritate the affected area more than it already is, and is the reason that no one with a sciatica or a back condition should start exercising or stretching with out a thorough evaluation and proper recommendations from their doctor. Stretching and exercises that may be offered by doctors that have been shown to help sciatica are:
- Alternate Knee Hug Stretch
- Alternate Arm Across Knee
- Groin Stretch
- Hamstring Stretch
- Low Back Stretch
- Side Stretch
The goal of the stretches is to relieve pressure off the Sciatic nerve to stimulate proper healing which may temporarily relieve the pain and other symptoms. Stretching and exercise might also make things worse which is the reason why it is important to get checked today before starting anything.
Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief in Vista
Pain from Sciatica can be debilitating. It can impact your daily life, including work and personal activities. If you’re dealing with Sciatica pain, it’s best to seek treatment before it manifests into larger issues for your health. Our Chiropractic team is very experienced in finding the root cause of your Sciatica pain and building a treatment plan to help eliminate the cause and help get you living pain-free.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica Pain in Vista
You don’t have to live in pain! Book your appointment today to see our Chiropractic team in Vista to start your path to recovery. Dr. Elliott’s goal is to help you eliminate sciatica pain and get back to living a pain-free active life again.