Sciatica is a debilitating condition that affects the sciatic nerve, which is one of the longest nerves in the human body. It starts in the lower back, branches in the buttocks and travels down the back of each leg into the feet. Sciatica occurs when there is a compression of the sciatic nerve, and sufferers often experience lower back and leg pain, difficulty walking and numbness, tingling, burning or weakness in the legs. Thankfully, sciatic nerve pain can be reduced with Nampa chiropractic care.
Diagnosing Sciatica with our Nampa Chiropractor
Before our Nampa chiropractor, Dr. Anthony J. Oberti, can treat your sciatica, he must first determine the injury or ailment that is causing your sciatic nerve pain. Sciatica can be caused by bone spurs, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, tight muscles in the buttocks and degenerative disc diseases.
Accurately diagnosing your lower back and leg pain involves an initial consultation, which is a discussion of your medical history and symptoms and a physical examination. In some instances, we may also need to take x-rays of your spine in order to get a clearer picture of your injuries and their severity. Once we have all the information, Dr. Anthony J. Oberti will explain the finding and recommend a treatment program to reduce your symptoms, heal your injury and provide you with ongoing wellness care.
Sciatica Treatments from our Chiropractor in Nampa
Our chiropractor in Nampa provides personalized treatment programs in order to meet your individual wellness goals. Treatments we offer include chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, massage therapy, corrective exercises and exercise therapy, physiotherapy and lifestyle advice. During your treatment program, you will be constantly evaluated for mobility, pain levels and healing. As you improve, your program will be adjusted so that you always experience the best possible results.
Disc Injuries and Sciatic Nerve Pain
One of Dr, Anthony J. Oberti’s specialties is disc injuries, and one of the most common causes of sciatic nerve pain is herniated discs. If your sciatic nerve pain is caused by one or more herniated discs, our chiropractor may recommend spinal decompression, which is effective at helping the discs between the vertebrae retract, refill with fluid and heal. Along with spinal decompression, he may recommend strengthening your core with corrective exercises or a custom exercise program and massage therapy, which helps reduce muscle pain.
Spinal Misalignments and Sciatic Nerve Pain
If you have spinal misalignments, spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis, Dr, Anthony J. Oberti may recommend spinal adjustments, lifestyle advice, massage therapy and physiotherapy. The goal of these treatments is to realign your vertebrae, reduce inflammation around your vertebrae and nerve roots and lower your levels of muscle pain.
Contact our Nampa Chiropractor Today to Learn About Sciatica Treatments
To schedule an appointment for your lower back pain, call us at 208-442-1123.