La Crescenta ChiropracticChiropractic Treatment for Sciatica
La Crescenta Chiropractic provides certified, non-invasive and effective chiropractic care for sciatica at their state-of-the-art clinic. Our team of certified specialists are trained and experienced with offering treatments that promote the body’s natural healing processes resulting in significant pain reduction and increased functioning and performance.
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is characterized by pain of varying intensity that typically begins in the lower back or buttocks and travels to one or both legs. Sciatic nerve pain is often reported as moderate to severe with some patients experiencing a constant dull ache, and others a more sharp and acute pain described frequently as “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms include numbness or tingling sensations and a radiating discomfort that can be classified as neuropathy or neuralgia. La Crescenta Chiropractic professionals provide personalized chiropractic treatment for a full range of sciatica symptoms aimed at rooting out the source of your discomfort with advanced diagnostic and treatment methods.
Causes of Sciatica
Sciatic pain can be traced to various causes. When the roots of the lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine become irritated, sciatica is the result. In addition, a breakdown of the discs which act as cushions between the vertebrae (known as degenerative disc disease) and the narrowing of the spine (lumbar spinal stenosis) area also causes acute pain. Other causes for sciatica include injury, fractures, muscle strain and spinal tumors. La Crescenta Chiropractic chiropractors provide complete diagnosis and customized therapies that treat the source of sciatica in addition to the symptoms.
Will Chiropractic Care Work For My Sciatica?
La Crescenta Chiropractic clinicians provide detailed diagnostic testing that includes MRI, CT scans, x-rays and electro diagnostic testing to assess nerve conduction and velocity. Our team of experts will review your medical history to determine whether spinal adjustments and other chiropractic treatments are appropriate for you following a complete physical and neurological examination as part of a customized La Crescenta Chiropractic chiropractic therapy plan.
Chiropractic Treatment of Sciatic Symptoms
Treatment plans include ultrasound, TENS, spinal adjustments and manipulations, ice/cold therapies and a range of other methods based on your specific needs.
Ice/Cold Therapy techniques are used to reduce inflammation and help to control sciatic pain.
Ultrasound Therapy involves the gentle application of heat to deeply penetrate affected tissues. Ultrasound also increases circulation and helps to reduce muscle spasms, cramping, swelling, stiffness and pain.
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) involves a battery powered muscle stimulating machine that administers measured intensities of electrical current to control sciatic nerve pain. La Crescenta Chiropractic offers the latest and most updated equipment operated by certified professionals only.
Spinal Adjustments – The core of all chiropractic treatment, La Crescenta Chiropractic chiropractors aim to gently release limited movement of the spine and restore misalignments within the spinal column to reduce nerve pain that causes inflammation, muscle spasms and a range of other acute symptoms associated with sciatica. Proven to be safe and effective for a range of conditions associated with sciatic pain, our licensed professionals use a range of pain-free techniques from high velocity thrust to minimal pressure depending on your specific condition and requirements.
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