Sciatica

Texas Wellness Clinic -  - Chiropractic

Texas Wellness Clinic

Chiropractic & Multi Speciality Medical Practice located in RICHMOND, TX

Sciatic nerve pain can be debilitating and negatively impact your life in many ways. At Texas Wellness Clinic in Richmond, Texas, the team has the expertise and experience to offer customized treatments to help alleviate acute or chronic sciatica. To schedule a consultation with the team today, call the practice or use the online booking tool at your convenience.

Sciatica Q&A

What is sciatica?

Sciatica refers to sciatic nerve pain that begins in your lower back, running through your hip and down your leg. The sensation usually affects only one side of your lower body. The cause is often a herniated disk or bone spur on the spine compressing part of the sciatic nerve. 

 

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Your sciatic nerve runs down the lower spine to just above the knee. Pressure around this nerve leads to sciatica pain concentrating in your lower back, reaching throughout your leg. Sciatica symptoms include:

  • Mild aches   
  • Sharp pain
  • Burning sensation
  • Numbness in the affected leg

These symptoms may vary or worsen over time, beginning with a dull ache that can progress to excruciating pain. If your symptoms worsen, contact the team at Texas Wellness Clinic right away.

 

What causes sciatica?

Multiple factors can pinch the sciatic nerve, resulting in sciatica. It may occur due to a herniated disk, a bone overgrowth in the spine, or reduced space around the spine through spinal stenosis. In rare instances, a tumor near the nerve or diabetes may cause sciatica. 

Additional contributing factors include a job or activity that requires frequent twisting of the body and lifting heavy objects, an excess of driving or prolonged sitting, or an inactive lifestyle. 

 

What are the treatment options for sciatica?

Depending on the intensity of your pain, the team at Texas Wellness Clinic may initially recommend ice or heat therapy and rest. 

They provide chiropractic services to align your body and restore your physical mobility.  Soft tissue manipulation addresses restricting back pain, and spinal decompression therapy stretches the spine and releases pressure on the nerves, relieving sciatica symptoms. 

Texas Wellness Clinic also offers rehabilitation to patients that are unable to perform physical activity due to their pain. This type of treatment may use electrical stimulation or laser therapy to target back pain, relieving the symptoms of sciatica. 

If you experience worsening symptoms, the team may suggest an epidural steroid injection to alleviate the pain. That helps to lessen inflammation and sharp pains when injected into your lumbar spine. 

To schedule your appointment for sciatica pain relief, call the Texas Wellness Clinic today or use the online booking tool.