Murfreesboro chiropractor treats leg pain due to Sciatica

Chiropractic Care In Leg Pain Due To Sciatica

Have you been experiencing chronic pain that radiates from your back down to your legs? If your answer was yes, then it might be possible that you have a condition known as sciatica. We’ve had patients come into the chiropractic clinic with sciatica to seek treatment, so we can tell you from experience what sciatica is, its symptoms, and the treatment options available to handle it. These tips are fresh from the chiropractors at the Murfreesboro Chiropractic clinic, and they answer all these questions and more. 

Sciatica Symptoms

Sciatica has a few symptoms that can help you easily identify if you are suffering from it or not. First off, sciatica is a condition that causes intense pain in the lower part of the back and extends to the foot. This pain spreads so far because it compresses the sciatic nerve, which happens to be the longest nerve in the body.

The sciatic nerve originates from the lumbar spine and then spreads down to the buttocks, leg, ankle, and then foot. Compression in the lumbar vertebra will result in pinched nerves, which will cause the resulting pain and injury.

One of the major symptoms is that the person who suffers from it is usually unable to stand for very long without experiencing weakness, tingling, or numbness in the leg. The patient also shares a lot of pain apart from thickness.

Diagnosing Sciatica

You might have read some of these symptoms, but it’s still not enough. The best and surest way to confirm whether what you are experiencing is sciatica is by getting diagnosed. For the diagnosis of sciatica, an MRI scan is a tool that is useful in displaying detailed images of the bone and soft tissues of the back. These images can help you find out if there is pressure on the nerves or if there is disc herniation. You can also do some easy tests yourself, like assessing yourself for pain, numbness, or tingling in your leg.

Treatment Options In Murfreesboro

There are a couple of treatment options at Murfreesboro chiropractic clinic if you are seeking sciatica treatment. Before the chiropractor begins treatment, he will first need to assess what treatment plan is suitable. The next step in providing treatment for you will be to start gentle adjustments to bring back your body’s natural alignment.

The recovery time continuously varies between patients we meet depending on the extent of damage done to the sciatic nerve before treatment commences. Nevertheless, with the proper expert chiropractic care from us at the Murfreesboro chiropractic clinic, you’ll get better in no time, and the quality of your health will be significantly improved.

We always want to hear from you. Contact us today for answers to the questions that you may have.

About The Author
Dr. Oscar Noriega DC
Dr. Oscar Noriega, DC, is a trusted chiropractor who has been practicing for over ten years at Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Noriega is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. He resides in Murfreesboro with his wife and two children.