Spinal Adjustments for Treating Chronic Back Pain
Sciatica is generally caused by sciatic nerve compression along the spine. Spinal nerves from the lower back and sacrum contribute to the sciatic nerve. Disorders known to cause sciatic nerve pain include herniated or bulging discs, lumbar spine subluxations (misaligned vertebral body/ies), pregnancy and childbirth, tumors, non-spinal disorders such as diabetes, or sitting unevenly for prolonged periods of time.
Chiropractic care is non-invasive (non-surgical) and drug-free making it a preferred alternative for sciatica treatment. The purpose of chiropractic treatment is to activate the body’s ability to heal itself. By restoring proper spinal movement and improving function, pain and inflammation will decrease. Spinal adjustments help relieve nerve irritation responsible for causing inflammation, lower back pain, numbness, and other symptoms related to sciatica.
Depending on the cause of the sciatica, a chiropractic treatment plan may cover several different treatment methods, including but not limited to spinal adjustments, ice/heat therapy, decompression, and special stretches/exercises.
Postural Traction to Reshape Ligaments
When pressure and inflammation have been reduced and alignment and motion have been improved, the final step is stabilization.
At the core of chiropractic care are spinal adjustments. Manipulation frees restricted movement of the spine and helps to restore misaligned vertebral bodies to their proper position in the spinal column.