Wondering if a chiropractor can get rid of or at least minimize your sciatic nerve pain? Many people who are diagnosed with sciatica choose to see a chiropractor for treatment. While many people tend to believe that sciatica is a disorder, it is not. Instead, sciatica is a symptom of a disorder. This aspect makes it necessary for those who have been diagnosed with sciatica to understand what disorder has caused them to receive a sciatica diagnosis. Spine Universe tells us that the purpose of chiropractic adjustments is to help the body’s potential to heal itself.
Sciatic nerve pain
Sciatica pain is caused when pressure is placed on nerves that start in the lower back and run down the back of one or both legs. Every patient is different, which means that the pain can be minimal, moderate or severe. It also indicates that the pain can come and go or stay constant. Other symptoms besides pain can also be experienced, including burning, numbness, and tingling, making it so that those who have been diagnosed need to seek treatment to find relief.
Disorders that can cause sciatica
Some of the more common disorders that are known to cause sciatica pain in patients include having misaligned vertebrae, having a herniated or bulging discs, pregnancy and childbirth, being diagnosed with a tumor, being diagnosed with a health issue like diabetes, being diagnosed with severe constipation and even sitting on a wallet when in someone’s back pocket.
It may be surprising to some that the Atlas vertebra, which is at the top of the spine, when misaligned may also cause sciatica. “Mechanical irritation of the spinothalamic tract in the upper cervical cord caused by traction of the dentate ligament could produce pain in the low back and legs. This may explain some low back pain and sciatica, especially that which occurs in the absence of demonstrable local cause and is relieved almost instantaneously by an upper cervical adjustment. It may also explain the sensation of warmth or mild electric shock experienced in the legs or low back by some patients as they are adjusted in the upper cervical region.” Dentate Ligament-Cord Distortion Hypothesis, John D. Grostic, DC
For someone to receive proper treatment for his or her sciatica, they will need first to understand why they are suffering from sciatica nerve pain.
Can a NUCCA Chiropractor relieve sciatic nerve pain?
Yes, they can. Because NUCCA Chiropractic adjustments involve treating the whole body, a chiropractor will first want to understand the reason behind someone’s sciatica diagnosis. They will first review a patient’s medical history to understand their background. They will then perform a physical and neurological examination to give them more information about their patient’s overall health and well-being. Lastly, they will complete any diagnostic testing that can lead to a correct diagnosis, which can include taking X-rays, an MRI or any other electrodiagnostic tests they deem to be necessary. The NUCCA Chiropractic Procedure at Atlas Chiropractic Spine Care, PLLC will involve a comprehensive physical examination, three unique x-rays that then are analyzed to determine how the head an neck have misaligned, then an adjustment to the atlas vertebra is performed, and then two post x-rays are taken and analyzed to verify that an adjustment has occurred.
Need Sciatica pain relief?
If you are ready to find out if NUCCA Chiropractic can help to relieve any pain you are feeling due to your sciatica diagnosis, then all you have to do is give us a call so we can make an appointment for you.
Request an appointment in our New York office here: https://atlaschirony.com.