Sciatica

Sciatica is a common type of nerve pain that starts in the lower back and radiates to the lower body. If severe, the pain can reduce function and mobility or interfere with your quality of life. Instead of taking painkillers, patients are visiting Complete Chiropractic Center PC for natural, long-lasting relief. Our chiropractor, Dr. Karzin, in Peachtree City performs chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression to reduce back pain from its source.

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Sciatica Causes

The main cause of pain is irritation or inflammation of one or both of the sciatic nerves. These nerves are found in the lumbar region of the spine and stretch to the toe. Irritation can occur from pressure on the nerve due to:

  • Injury or trauma
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Disc degeneration
  • Misaligned spine
  • Lumbar herniated disc
  • Overuse of the lower spine from repetitive bending and lifting

Osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, obesity, or living a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of nerve pain.

Common Sciatic Nerve Pain Symptoms

Low back pain from pressure on the sciatic nerve can be severe or just a dull nagging ache. The pain may radiate along the path of the sciatic nerve to the pelvis, buttock, thigh, leg, or foot. This may make it difficult to walk or stand. Numbness, tingling, weakness, or heaviness in one leg or foot is also common. Symptoms may improve or get worse with movement or rest.

Non-Invasive Sciatica Treatment by Our Chiropractor in Peachtree City

We will do a physical exam and assess your symptoms to determine the cause of your pain. Then, we will proceed to treat and help you manage back and leg pain using the following non-invasive treatment options:

Spinal Adjustment – Dr. Karzin uses a manual or instrument-based technique to adjust the spine. Pressure is taken off the spine, disc, and sciatic nerve using gentle force to mobilize and restore the spinal joints. This relieves the pain and symptoms and allows the injured nerve and disc to heal. It may take several adjustments to get maximum relief.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression – Decompression therapy is frequently used to relieve sciatic nerve pain caused by a herniated disc touching the nerve. It involves a special traction technique that creates negative pressure within the disc and pulls it back into place.

Be on the Move Again

Chiropractic care in Peachtree City, GA, addresses the underlying cause of sciatic nerve pain. It provides lasting pain relief, increases mobility, and may even prevent disc surgery. Call 678-545-3270 to schedule an appointment at Complete Chiropractic Center PC.