What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a medical condition that manifests as pain radiating down the sciatic nerve from the back and down each leg. When the sciatic nerve, the human body’s largest nerve, becomes inflamed, the pain that travels down the back and legs can easily disrupt daily tasks. At Beaumont Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Phillip LeBlanc and his team of professionals offer various treatment options to help relieve sciatic pain for those who work/live in and around the Beaumont, TX, vicinity.
What Are the Symptoms of Sciatica?
The symptoms of sciatica may vary in intensity and duration. While sciatic nerve pain is the most common symptom, other potential symptoms include:
- Pain - This is the most common symptom. Sciatica nerve pain can be sharp, shooting, burning, mild or severe, and radiate to various leg areas. In addition, remaining in one position can be painful for someone with sciatica.
- Numbness and Tingling - Some individuals experience tingling or numbness in the leg or foot afflicted.
- Weakness - Your leg or foot may experience weakness, which makes it challenging to move or stand up.
What Causes Sciatica?
Several conditions may cause a sciatica flare-up, such as those listed below:
- Trauma and Injury
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
How Can Our Chiropractor Treat and Manage Sciatica?
Chiropractors, like Dr. LeBlanc, treat sciatica by using a series of techniques that can help reduce or alleviate the pressure placed on the sciatic nerve, reducing the symptomatic pain. For example, gentle chiropractor spinal manipulations can shift the discs in the spine, creating additional space that releases the pressure on the sciatic nerve.
In addition, complementary therapies, like electronic stimulation, heat, acupuncture, and massage, can help reduce muscle tension in the back and around the sciatic nerve. This method reduces the sciatic nerve pain caused by an inflamed sciatic nerve.
Our staff can help educate you regarding the many lifestyle changes you can use to improve your posture or lift heavy objects.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Leading Chiropractor
If you experience back and leg pain that disrupts your life, contact us online or call Beaumont Chiropractic Clinic in Beaumont, TX, at 409-833-2121 to schedule an appointment. Dr. LeBlanc and his team of chiropractic professionals look forward to helping you feel better and move pain-free.