Sciatica Treatment in Fayetteville, AR
Are you searching for a chiropractor in Fayetteville, AR, who offers chiropractic care for sciatica or nerve pain? Then, you've come to the right place. At Thrive Wellness Center, we evaluate and treat patients experiencing reduced function caused by pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. The treatment techniques and therapies we perform are all medication-free, non-surgical, and can be routinely performed to prevent recurring pain.
Common Sciatica Causes
A leading cause of sciatica is a lumbar herniated disc pressing directly on or irritating one or both sciatic nerves, which branch out from the nerve endings and extend through the buttocks, back of the thighs, legs, and end in the feet. Other causes of nerve irritation include:
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal osteoarthritis
- Tumor or bone spur (osteophytes)
- Irritation caused by the buttock muscles (piriformis syndrome)
- Weight on the lumbar spine from pregnancy or obesity
Typical Sciatic Nerve Pain Symptoms
The symptoms of sciatica include pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness, which remain in the lower back or travel to the lower limbs. The nature of the pain may be a sharp shooting, burning, or electric shock sensation. Some patients describe a pins-and-needles sensation. Sciatic nerve pain may get worse or improve with movement or rest. However, prolonged standing or sitting typically aggravates the pain. You may also have trouble walking, bending, or twisting.
Getting Sciatica Treatment from Our Fayetteville Chiropractor
Before starting treatment, our chiropractors will examine you thoroughly, x-ray the spine, and perform other diagnostic tests or scans to determine the cause of your symptoms. If the sciatic nerve is compressed, we may elect to perform spinal adjustments to free it and reduce swelling or inflammation.
Spinal adjustment is a non-invasive chiropractic method used to reposition the vertebral joints and bones and take pressure off the disc and nerve. Using gentle pressure to manipulate the spinal structures into position is a safe and painless way to relieve sciatic nerve pain and improve mobility. Note that spinal adjustment is also safe for pregnant women experiencing sciatica.
We also teach patients how to perform corrective exercises to enhance the results of adjustments. We may even encourage you to avoid activities that can lead to nerve irritation.
Lasting Relief Without Drugs or Surgery
Chiropractic care in Fayetteville, AR, is considered quite effective for relieving nerve compression and restoring function. If you would like to try natural wellness care at Thrive Wellness Center, please call (479) 439-8121 to schedule an appointment.