Treatments for Sciatica
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated. This can lead to pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the lower back, hip, buttock area, and one leg at a time. It is essential to seek medical care for sciatica to determine the exact cause and receive treatment. At South Lake Wellness & Injury Center, in Clermont, FL, we believe that an individualized treatment plan is the best approach to provide relief for any discomfort you may be experiencing. Some treatments for sciatica include:
Physical therapy can be beneficial in helping to treat sciatica. Our chiropractors will work with patients to help build strength and stability in their core muscles and improve overall flexibility. This helps reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve and can effectively alleviate symptoms associated with sciatica. We’ll also focus on spinal manipulation as well as exercises and stretches to help alleviate pain.
Muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory drugs, and antidepressants can help to reduce the pain and irritation happening in the sciatic nerve. However, these should only be used after consulting with our chiropractors. Medications only offer temporarily relief for sciatica and should be combined with other treatments. Our chiropractors can discuss your options with you and recommend which treatments would best suit your condition.
Epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, and other injection treatments can also be used as part of a treatment plan for sciatica. The goal of these injections is to reduce inflammation around the nerve roots that can be causing pain. However, we recommend speaking with our chiropractors first before considering injections and doing some research on their benefits. However, these should also only be used for-short term relief and not as a long-term solution.
People with sciatica often opt for therapeutic treatments to help alleviate symptoms. Therapeutic massage can help reduce tension and tightness in the muscles that may be causing pressure on the sciatic nerve. Our chiropractors can locate spots that contain trigger points to help patients find relief and improve flexibility.
Some may choose alternative treatments such as acupuncture, yoga, or chiropractic care to help manage their sciatica symptoms. These options can help in reducing pain and improving your overall quality of life. Depending on your condition, we would suggest to first speak with our chiropractors before starting any of these alternative treatments.
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At South Lake Wellness & Injury Center, Clermont, FL, we offer an individualized approach to treating sciatica. We work closely with our patients and create treatment plans for relief from discomfort. If you are experiencing any symptoms of sciatica, contact our office to schedule an appointment.