Treatment Options For Your Sciatica Pain

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Millions of people suffer from sciatica pain every year. For some people, it can become an almost constant source of pain, developing into chronic issues that can affect other areas of their life and last for more than a year. Fortunately, our chiropractor in Athens offers a number of treatment options that target the source of the problem instead of just masking the symptoms. If you’ve been suffering from sciatica pain, it’s time to learn more about the condition and what we can do to help treat it.

What Causes Sciatica Pain?

To understand how we can help relieve your sciatica pain, it’s important to understand what may be causing it in the first place. The pain that you are experiencing is being triggered by the sciatic nerve (which is why the painful condition is called sciatica–it’s caused by the sciatic nerve). This is one of the biggest nerves in your body, and in fact, has the largest diameter of all of your nerves. It runs from the base of your spine and done through your thigh, dividing around your knee joint. That’s why people who are suffering from sciatica experience pain in their lower backs, buttocks, and legs.

This nerve doesn’t actually cause pain on its own. The pain is triggered by something affecting the nerve; it may be pinched or otherwise irritated. This typically happens because a disc slips out of place, is rubbing on the nerve, or spinal canal has narrowed in the lower back.

How Can Sciatica be Treated?

In order to stop the pain of sciatica, the irritation of the sciatic nerve needs to be stopped. That’s where our chiropractor in Athens can help. When you come in for an appointment, you’ll be carefully evaluated in order to determine if sciatica is the accurate diagnosis for your pain. If it is, our chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that will treat the root cause of your condition. That might include massage, chiropractic adjustments, time on our decompression table, or at-home treatments such as specific stretching exercises or a heat or cold treatment regimen. Your treatment plan is developed with the goal of correcting the issue and helping to protect the sciatic nerve from irritation in the future. Most patients fully recover from their sciatic pain within a few weeks without the need for invasive treatment methods.

Make a Pain Elimination Strategy Session

You do not have to live with pain and you don’t have to go through it on your own. Schedule a pain elimination strategy session with our Athens chiropractor. Let our team help you treat your sciatica and get back to enjoying all of your normal activities without concern for pain. We’ll find the treatment options that work for you, your lifestyle and your budget. Fill out the form below to request your appointment or give us a call and speak to one of our schedulers. See what Chiropractic Works can do for you to help eliminate sciatic pain from your life!


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Chiropractic Works
101 Cedar Rock Trace
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 548-8984