Sciatica Treatment At Spine And Injury Associates
If you're experiencing odd sensations or loss of function in one or both legs, it might mean that you are suffering from a common condition called sciatica. The good news is that this painful, debilitating issue doesn't usually require surgery. At Spine and Injury Associates in Central Florida, our doctors can put a stop to the nerve compression that causes sciatica.
Do You Suffer from Sciatic Nerve Pain?
Sciatica is named after the body's thickest, longest nerve. You have a sciatic nerve running down each leg, starting the base of the spine, which is where it's attached by several nerve roots, and then fanning out into the many lesser nerves extending all the way to your feet. Compression of this nerve tissue can cause some alarming symptoms. You may notice that you've developed balance problems or weakness in your leg, for instance. Sciatic nerve pain, tingling, and numbness are also other common issues. Sometimes low back pain accompanies these other complaints.
Sciatic nerve compression may occur at the spinal nerve roots. Bulging or herniated discs often push against the nerve tissue in these locations, making normal nerve signaling impossible. Chronic degenerative spinal changes, an unbalanced posture, or acute injuries can cause compression as well. In some cases, the sciatic nerve itself may be pinched. This can happen when the muscles or other tissues surrounding it become swollen or strained.
Non-Invasive Techniques to Ease Your Symptoms
The pain associated with sciatica can come back again and again. If you want long-lasting relief, you need to address the underlying cause of the nerve compression. That's exactly what we do here at Spine and Injury Associates. Our spinal exams can reveal where the nerve tissue is feeling the pinch. If your spinal structures are compressing your sciatic nerve roots, we can administer chiropractic adjustments to correct their position, easing your symptoms without drugs or surgery. If you've developed acute or chronic soft tissue strain, we may also prescribe corrective exercises or therapeutic massage to relax the tissues, help you heal more quickly, and permit a more balanced posture.
Get the Help You Need in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Haines City, Plant City, Kissimmee, Poinciana, Winter Haven, or Ocala
If you're tired of suffering from sciatica, you've found your Central Florida solution at Spine and Injury Associates, serving Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Haines City, Plant City, Kissimmee, Poinciana, Winter Haven, and Ocala. Call (407) 434-PAIN (7246) to schedule an initial consultation at any of our locations.