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3 Leading Causes of Sciatica and How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help

Written By Ridge Farm Back Pain Center on March 22, 2021

Sciatica TreatmentSciatica is the pain affecting the sciatic nerve – the nerve that runs from the center of your back to the ball of your foot. 

In a report published by Harvard Medical School, 40% of people suffer from sciatica, and 85% of those with sciatica have an associative disc disorder.

If you are a person who deals with sciatic nerve pain, you want fast relief. A Ridge Farm chiropractor offers sciatica treatment when that pain hits. 

What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica is not like other types of lower back pain, and treatments vary. The treatment you will seek depends on the cause of the nerve pain. Take a moment to review the following leading causes of sciatica. 

1. Herniated Disc

A herniated disc happens when the cartilage between your spinal vertebrae (backbone) rips. The substance inside then presses against the sciatic nerve, sending a lightning bolt of pain surging from your back and down your leg. 

2. Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a progressive condition where the spinal column tightens, compressing the spinal cord. When this occurs, the nerves that run through your spine are affected, including your sciatic nerve.   

3. Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a painful condition where one of your spinal vertebrae slips forward, coming into contact with the bone beneath it.

How Chiropractic as Sciatica Treatment Works

Chiropractors use non-surgical techniques such as flexion distraction to gently stretch and manipulate your spine, offering relief from sciatica-causing degenerative disc conditions like spondylolisthesis. 

In an article published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, acupuncture, when used in coordination with chiropractic care, is an effective sciatica treatment. These integrative therapies address both the cause and the symptoms. When researching chiropractors, find one that offers both treatment options.

Get Sciatica Treatment in Ridge Farm Today

Dr. Todd Georges is a chiropractic physician and certified acupuncturist with over 26 years of experience. When you visit Ridge Farm Back Pain Center, he will provide you treatment options that target the main cause of your sciatica.

Call our office at (217) 247-2473 and let one of our helpful staff schedule an appointment for you today.

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