Sciatica or Hip pain hurting? Sciatica is a pain that originates in the lower back or buttock. The pain travels through one or both legs and has different levels of pain intensity. The pain is usually described as dull, achy, sharp, almost like a toothache. The pain is usually caused due to sciatic nerve compression. Disorders known to cause pain include: misaligned vertebral body, slipped discs, childbirth, tumors, and even diabetes. Other irritants include excess weight, not exercising on a regular basis, high heels, or sleeping on a mattress that is too soft. Sciatic pain may result in the loss of feeling, paralysis and insomnia.
Since there are many possible causes of sciatica pain, a chiropractor examines the patient and reviews medical history to determine possible causes. Now, the purpose of the treatment is to allow the body to heal itself. A typical treatment may include ice/cold therapies, spinal adjustments and AO treatment. Each personalized plan helps reduce inflammation and helps control pain. Spinal adjustments also reduce nerve irritability responsible for causing the inflammation. These adjustments are not painful, in fact you should check out our testimonial videos from previous patients. The spinal manipulation is proven to be safe and effective.
At Pragle Chiropractic And Massage Therapy, we offer the AO Treatment, Back Treatment and medical massage therapy for hip pain or sciatica. Deep Tissue Massage Therapy can also be helpful as it can release trigger points or muscle adhesions in the hip and back muscles. Massage Therapy also increases blood flow and range of motion in the hip and back. Massage Therapy is also an effective treatment for Piriformis Syndrome is a trigger point or muscle adhesion in the piriformis muscle in the hip which impinges the sciatic nerve.
For more information, please visit www.praglechiro.com or call 850 508 5951.