Get Natural Relief for Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is a condition that can affect people of any age or lifestyle. It ranges in severity and can be painful both while moving and while inactive, even disrupting sleep. Getting effective care is a priority for those suffering from sciatica, and the most responsible way to do so is to heal the injury at its source.

Luckily, chiropractic care is a proven solution for sciatica relief. It finds the cause of the injury and offers solutions that get real and lasting results without the need for pain medication or more aggressive treatment. 


This post answers the following:

  • What is sciatica?
  • Do I have sciatica?
  • What are the symptoms of sciatica? 
  • How does chiropractic care heal sciatica?
  • And more


Sciatica pain can hinder your day, so learn how to help your body heal and get the relief you need to live pain-free. 


What is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is the largest in the human body, starting in the lower back and then sectioning off into each buttock and down each leg. This nerve is vital to our everyday movements and has two functions: sensory and motor. It provides both sensation (feeling) and movement to specific areas of the lower half. 

When the sciatic nerve becomes impaired due to pressures placed on it by surrounding soft tissues, it can cause pain and lead to sciatica.


Symptoms and injuries commonly associated with sciatica include:

  • Mid-back pain and lower back pain
  • Disc herniation or other disc injury  
  • Hip pain or stiffness
  • Plantar fasciitis   
  • Inflammation, sprains, and strains
  • Arthritis 


When sciatica goes untreated, it can worsen, so those experiencing the condition typically want a lasting resolution. An experienced sciatica chiropractor can find the cause of your injury and provide a healing strategy that promotes the body’s natural healing process. 


Sciatica Patients

So, who gets sciatica, and how do you know if you have it? As mentioned above, it can affect anyone because it can be the result of an accident, and everyone is susceptible to accidents. However, the healthier and more functioning your body is, the less likely you are to get it. 


Those more prone to sciatica include people who:

  • Lead a sedentary lifestyle
  • Have habitual poor posture, movement patterns, or lifting techniques
  • Sit at a desk regularly for long periods
  • Have a chronic injury in or around the spine
  • Adhere to consistent high-impact physical activities
  • Wear improper or unsupportive shoes
  • Have been involved in an accident that damaged the spine
  • Are pregnant or have gained weight
  • Have regular wear and tear 
  • And others


These events or lifestyles can create physical imbalances within the joints, soft tissues, and spine that put undue pressure on the sciatic nerve, compromising it and putting it at risk. 


Symptoms of sciatica typically occur on one side of the lower half and include:

  • Pain ranging from dull and aching to severe and sharp
  • Radiating pain from the lower back or buttocks into the leg
  • Weakness or numbness in the affected area
  • Heightened pain while lying down or at rest
  • Difficulty walking
  • Pins and needles sensation
  • Foot numbness
  • And more


Obviously, these symptoms aren’t part of your plan. Get the relief you deserve with chiropractic care. 


Chiropractic Care for Lasting Sciatica Relief in Joplin

Our Joplin chiropractic team provides an extensive physical exam to assess the extent of your injury so we can implement the optimal healing program. Because other systems within the body can affect the sciatic nerve, it’s essential to treat the body as a whole, not only where your pain resides. 

Our chiropractic solutions are safe and non-invasive, often getting our sciatica patients immediate results at some level. We use solutions that promote your innate healing process so you can get stronger and heal faster. 


Chiropractic techniques we use to treat sciatica include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments 
  • Acupuncture 
  • Cupping 
  • Active Release Technique (ART) 
  • Trigger point therapy 
  • Myofascial release therapies 
  • And others       


If sciatica pain impacts your quality of life, why not get it under control with our safe, natural care that gets real results? You can live with confidence in your body. Let’s get you there. 

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Dr Austin

Dr Austin

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