Are You Suffering from Sciatica?
Sciatica, also called lumbar radiculopathy, is a common condition that many people experience. It happens due to irritation of the sciatic nerve which is the largest nerve of the body. A herniated disc often causes the condition but disc degeneration or back trauma can also cause it. If you live in Knoxville or the surrounding area, choose West Knoxville Chiropractic for treatment options that provide pain relief.
Adjustments From a Chiropractor
A chiropractor can use spinal manipulations to get a herniated disc back into position and take the pressure off the nerve. The adjustments can also improve your spinal movement and help restore any misaligned vertebral discs. This can lessen your pain and help with mobility. A chiropractor also uses adjustments to ease muscle spasms, which can provide long-term pain relief.
Moving in certain ways can worsen your sciatica pain. Depending on the cause of your sciatica, a chiropractor can recommend some rehabilitative exercises that will help you avoid sciatic nerve aggravation and can also help relieve pressure from your tight and inflamed muscles. These are exercises you can do at home, such as yoga. Chiropractors will also look into other aspects of your life, such as how you sleep and stand, and we can make some recommendations to protect your sciatic nerve.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections can help if you haven’t responded to other treatment methods to get rid of your sciatica pain. Trigger point injections can be provided with an exercise program along with a proper follow up to address your response to the injection and to monitor your pain levels.
Regenerative Medicine and Sciatica
Some patients are turning to regenerative medicine to treat sciatica since the surgical options can have success rates as low as 50 percent. Different procedures can be performed, such as Bone Marrow Aspirate, which involves an injection into the damaged disc. This injection contains stem cells to help regenerate the damaged disc and lead to an improvement in pain and irritation.
Contact Your Chiropractor
Our chiropractor in Knoxville, TN, at West Knoxville Chiropractic will review your medical history and determine the cause of your pain. Chiropractic treatment can help the body heal itself with non-invasive and drug-free treatment. Call us today at (865) 287-5904 to schedule an appointment.