Pain in the lower back and hip that radiates into the leg indicates an issue with the Sciatic nerve. When this condition afflicts an individual, it can cause their life to move slower, avoiding activities that irritate the sciatica symptoms. When looking for Sciatica Relief, St. Pete Chiropractic & Rehab has many options available that can be tailored to fit your needs.
Below are a list of treatment options St. Pete Chiropractic & Rehab offers. These therapies may be chosen independently or grouped based on your individual goal.
- Spinal Decompression
- Regenerative Medicine
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Platelet Rich Plasma
Sciatica Pain Treatment
Our skilled chiropractors can help alleviate Sciatic nerve pain, giving you quick relief. After a thorough consultation and exam, the chiropractor will perform adjustments appropriate for your symptoms. Adjustments will help free movement that may have become restricted due to injury, poor posture, repetitive movements and/ or aging. When the chiropractor properly realigns the associated joints and vertebra, the irritated Sciatic nerve is soothed. This proper alignment reduces inflammation, spasm, hip pain, and leg pain, leading to Sciatica pain relief.
A chiropractor will use a variety of adjustment techniques to achieve proper alignment of the joints and spine. These adjustments range from quick, and firm to a gentle pressure.
What Causes Sciatic Nerve Pain?
Sciatic nerve pain is caused when the nerve is pinched. This pinching can result from a herniated disk or an overgrowth of bone. Pinching of the Sciatic nerve can be a result of many different conditions. Diabetes, prolonged sitting, normal age-related changes, obesity, and injury all can cause this pain.
Sciatic nerve pain is a common complaint after an auto accident. When in an accident, the impact force on the body can cause the vertebral disk to move from its natural position. The goal of the chiropractor is to align this disk in the proper position, ceasing sciatic nerve pain.
Symptoms of Sciatic pain include:
- Pain in lower back/ usually on one side
- Pain/ numbness that radiates down the leg
- Pain after prolong sitting
- Muscle Weakness
Other Treatment Options Offered for Sciatica Relief
Regenerative medicine focuses on your own body’s natural healing mechanism to achieve relief from pain. Injections of cells, in the area of interest, helps speed the healing and tissue regeneration to get you pain-free. Because regenerative medicine derives from natural, healing cells, there is little risk involved in this treatment.
Stem cell therapy utilizes cells that are “undifferentiated.” This undifferentiated cell has yet to develop a specific job. Ex. Neuron cell, red blood cell, cartilage. Instead, these cells are blank, leaving the opportunity for your body to designate their purpose. By injecting these cells in an injured area, they take on the role of the surrounding tissue, encouraging re-growth.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a process where healing properties in your blood is isolated and used to accelerate healing. When receiving PRP, the individual’s blood is drawn. The blood is then spun down in a rotating machine called a centrifuge. Rotation causes a separation of plasma and red blood cells. The isolated plasma has rich healing properties that is used for injections.
Spinal Decompression is non-surgical and works by decompressing the spine with a table and an anchor point that moves in opposite directions. This stretch allows for the spine’s vertebrae to separate, introducing open space for the vertebrae to move back into its natural position.
Sciatic nerve pain can range from a dull ache to a sharp, stabbing pain. If this pain is causing you to shy away from your normal activities, St. Pete Chiropractic & Rehab can help you step on the path back to a pain-free life.
Contact us now for a consultation and learn what treatment options would best assist in your Sciatica relief.