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Posted on 05-22-2014

Causes and Treatment Options for Sciatica Pain Relief at Your Clermont Chiropractor

by Dr. Kurt Michaux, DC

People who suffer from persistent pain that starts in their lower back and extends through the buttocks,Sciatica Pain in Clermont down into the lower leg may be suffering from the symptoms of sciatica nerve pain. Do these symptoms sound familiar? Technically, sciatica is not a diagnosis. Rather, it is a word that describes a set of symptoms caused by irritation to the sciatic nerve. The source of irritation can be caused by any number of conditions. Frequently, normal wear and tear in the lower back causes symptoms to flare up. Dr. Michaux, our Clermont chiropractor, helps patients understand the underlying reason for their pain and recommends a natural treatment plan.

What are Symptoms of Sciatica Nerve Pain?

While symptoms can vary widely, most people who suffer from sciatica experience pain radiating from the lower back and into one leg. Some patients also experience

  • Slight tingling, a dull ache or a burning sensation concentrated on one side of the body.
  • Pins and needles in the toes or foot.
  • Numbness or muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot.

For most patients, symptoms begin slowly and get worse over time. Pain can also get worse after sitting for long periods of time or after a sudden movement like a sneeze or cough.

Clermont Sciatica Relief

Most patients respond well to conservative treatment recommended by a Clermont chiropractor like Dr. Michaux. Chiropractic care for sciatica relief is a non-invasive, drug-free way to decrease pain and increase function. While pain management for sciatica will vary from patient to patient, it can involve chiropractic care which includes: spinal adjustments, ice/heat therapy, ultrasound, TENS, and rehabilitative exercises.

We also recommend that our Clermont chiropractic patients take steps to prevent sciatica symptoms by:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly
  • Maintaining proper posture
  • Avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest
  • Using good body mechanics when lifting heavy objects.

Has Dr. Michaux and Clermont chiropractic lessened your sciatica symptoms? Tell us what worked for you.

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