What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica, a pain and numbness that is caused by increased pressure on the sciatic nerve, is often a result of misalignment in the lumbar spine. Even though sciatica is associated with pain that travels down the leg, its origin is usually in the low back, which can cause issues with the pelvis and piriformis muscle.
At Pittsburgh Chiropractic Associates, Dr. Prinkey uses gentle chiropractic techniques to help relieve and improve sciatic nerve pain.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
By reducing and eliminating pressure on the sciatic nerve, Dr. Prinkey is able to restore proper function and nerve flow, which reduces the symptoms your body feels. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Prinkey aims to strengthen weakened muscles to improve long term results by providing patients with stretches and exercises for the low back. If you spend a lot of time sitting at work or home during the day, we’ll show you the best ways to do so to lessen the pressure on your low back.
Chiropractic care for sciatica often brings patients:
- Lowered pain in the back, buttocks and hip
- Less tingling and numbness in the leg
- Improved muscle strength
Sciatica Treatment for Pregnant Women
During pregnancy, many women experience sciatic nerve pain as a result of increased pressure on the nerves of their low back as internal organs shift and the weight of the baby increases. With chiropractic care, many of the pains and inflammation associated with pregnancy can be improved!
Book an Appointment Today
If you or a family member are dealing with sciatic nerve pain, we encourage you to contact our practice today to learn how we can help. We look forward to meeting you!