Chiropractic for Back Pain, Hip Pain and Sciatica
Many people think of chiropractic as treating back pain. But did you know that chiropractors can also effectively treat hip pain and sciatica?
Sciatica caused by a pinched sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve originates in the low back. Misalignments of the low back vertebrae creates pressure or interference on the sciatic nerve communication pathway. Sciatic pain is often accompanied by low back pain. Sciatic pain can include pain in the hip, buttocks, leg, knee and foot. Sciatica pain can range from a mild ache to excruciating pain. Other sciatic symptoms can include numbness and tingling of the leg or foot or weakness in the leg or foot muscles. Prolonged sitting or standing can make sciatica pain worse.
Hip pain can be related to sciatica or it can be caused by other lower back problems such as a herniated disc, compression of the spinal cord (spinal stenosis), bursitis, arthritis, and hips that are out of alignment to name just a few.
Back pain is also typically caused by a misalignment of the spine. When your spine is out of alignment it can cause inflammation and then nerve interference. Chiropractic adjustments aim to align the spine and stimulate the body’s natural self-healing abilities through removing the nerve interference.
Chiropractors are Experts in the Treatment of Back, Hip and Sciatica Pain
At Rock Solid Chiropractic our chiropractors are experts in the treatment and care of back pain, hip pain and sciatica pain. Once we have determined the source of your pain, we will create a treatment plan specific to your unique situation. Treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, exercise and stretching. The goal of your treatment plan is to realign the spine with adjustments which removes the nerve interference, restoring your body’s natural healing abilities. When the body’s nerve communication is restored some of the benefits include, pain resolution, numbness subsiding and muscle strength is restoration.
Benefits of Chiropractic for Back, Hip and Sciatica Pain
The benefit of seeing a chiropractor for your back, hip or sciatica pain is that there are few, if any, side effects. Additionally, chiropractic care can help prevent back surgery. In a 2013 study of 1885 workers that had back injuries on the job, 42.7% who saw a surgeon first had back surgery. Only 1.5% of workers who saw a chiropractor first had surgery. In 2017, the American College of Physicians updated their low back pain treatment guideline to recommend using non-drug treatments, such as chiropractic adjustments, for acute and chronic low back pain before anything else.