Sciatica Treatment in Overland Park and Lenexa
Sciatica treatment is a service our Overland Park and Lenexa chiropractic clinics provide on a regular basis. Sciatica is a common condition of the lower back and legs that is characterized by localized back pain with a radiating or shooting pain down one or both of the legs. Chiropractic care is a fantastic conservative option to treat sciatica without the use of drugs or surgery. The term sciatica just refers to the pain felt in the sciatic nerve, which can be from many different causes. Disc problems, such as a bulge or herniation, along with muscle tension or bone spurs can affect this nerve that exits the lower back. It is important to distinguish the exact root cause of the problem in order to provide the correct treatment. Our highly trained doctors are proficient in diagnosis and treatment of this condition and have helped the community of Overland Park and Lenexa with this condition since 1999.
What Causes Sciatica?
Sciatica can occur from a range of underlying conditions including, but not limited to disc lesions, bone spurs, muscle tightness, spinal stenosis or shortening of the spinal cord canal, pregnancy, and tumors. Disc lesions, which range from bulging discs to herniated discs, are the most common nerve root compression in the sciatic nerve. In our chiropractic clinic, we provide advanced and thorough examinations, that may include x-ray or MRI imaging depending on the severity of the sciatica. This imaging in combination with a comprehensive physical exam allows our doctors of chiropractic to locate the exact cause of the sciatica and what treatment will work best to get the patient on the path to resolving the problem.
What Are Symptoms Of Sciatica?
- Low back pain
- Numbness in the leg or foot
- Radiating or shooting pains down one or both legs
- Weakness in one or both legs
- Pain with coughing or sneezing
If you have one or more of these symptoms, contact one of our clinics today
How Can Chiropractic Help?
Chiropractic has been around for over 100 years treating conditions just like this. Many people are unaware of the conservative treatment options available for debilitating conditions such as sciatica. Our chiropractic clinics in Overland Park and Lenexa have experienced doctors with vast experience of dealing with nerve conditions. We utilize a variety of techniques and tools to customize treatment to each patient depending on what is causing their condition. Sciatica treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, decompression, laser therapy or ultrasound, among many other soft tissue methods. We provide education and instruction on rehabilitation exercises, ergonomics, and quality of life tools to help our patients be as comfortable as they can until the condition is resolved and to prevent it from returning in the future.