Sciatica Pain Relief with a New Haven Chiropractor
If you have suffered an injury or have severely tight back muscles due to strain or repetitious movement, a condition known as sciatica can develop. Sciatica is not a ‘condition’ but rather it’s a symptom that results from some type of trauma that pinches the nerves. Sciatica symptoms typically present themselves as a side effect of nerve, muscle and tissue damage that is left untreated, but it can creep up on you anytime such as mild swelling along the sciatic nerve. Numbness, pain, and tingling may develop along the sciatic nerve, causing leg pain and/or tightness and discomfort in the buttock region. Fortunately, our New Haven chiropractor is ready to treat your sciatic nerve pain, regardless of the cause.
Common Causes of Sciatica Symptoms
If you’re looking for sciatica pain relief in New Haven, you might be wondering exactly what the potential causes of your pain symptoms are before seeking treatment with our Fort Wayne chiropractor. A number of existing conditions can bring about leg pain associated with sciatica symptoms including:
Spinal Disc Issues: Herniated, bulging or slipped discs can put pressure on sensitive nerve endings.
Piriformis Syndrome: The small muscle within the buttocks known as the piriformis becomes tight. Without relieving the tightness, muscle spasms can occur and cause sciatic nerve pain.
Spinal Stenosis: This condition is typically considered a degenerative issue, as it seems to come about with aging. Spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal narrows and begins pinching on nearby nerve endings that can source sciatic pain.
Spondylolisthesis: When one or more vertebra shift out of alignment with the rest of the spine and slip into a nerve ending, the resulting buttock and leg pain can be excruciating.
Before beginning any type of chiropractic care for sciatica symptoms, our chiropractor in New Haven will give you a comprehensive exam to determine the precise source of your pain.
How Our Chiropractor in New Haven Diagnosis Sciatica
Our chiropractor in New Haven will perform a series of tests both in the office and within a laboratory setting to accurately give you a diagnosis. Some of our common tests include:
- X-rays to determine if you have spinal irregularities or fractures.
- Straight leg tests to discover what motions instigate your pain and to test your range of motion.
- Electromyography examinations, which are nerve conduction velocity tests that determine how well electrical impulses are flowing through the affected nerves.
- Myelogram testing involves the injection of a dye between spinal vertebrae to indicate which ones are the pain-sourcing culprits.
Once we have gotten to the root cause of your sciatica symptoms, we’ll customize a chiropractic care treatment program just for you.
Chiropractic Care in New Haven for Sciatica Symptoms
We use only natural, non-invasive holistic techniques to treat your sciatica symptoms. Our most common therapy plans include:
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- Massage Therapy
- Warm/Cold Therapy
- Electro Stimulation
- Ultrasound Treatment
- Physical Therapy
- Corrective and Strengthening Exercises
- Lifestyle Counseling
- We have the experience and treatments you need to get relief fast!
Get Sciatica Relief Today at North East Chiropractic Center
Don’t live another day in sciatica pain, call our team at North East Chiropractic Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana at (260) 245-0460 to schedule a no-obligation consultation today.