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Sciatica Treatment Specialist

Shooting sciatica pain, shooting through your behind and down the leg can make it hard to walk, stand, sit or lie down. Oddly, however, sciatica isn’t a stand-alone condition—it’s a symptom of sciatic nerve impingement. Successful sciatica relief treatment requires a correct diagnosis of the root problem. Schedule an appointment with Denver chiropractor Dr. Scott Evans at Vida Chiropractic Studio for lasting sciatica recovery.

Sciatica Leg Pain Relief Treatment in Denver Chiropractic Care Studio

The signs of a pinched sciatic nerve include lower back pain shooting down your rear and into a leg. Sciatica can burn or ache, and may include numbness and tingling. Putting weight on the affected leg may hurt, but sitting can hurt also.

What Causes Sciatica Leg Pain?

Sciatica leg pain can point to several conditions, so have your chiropractor diagnose the underlying problem. Correcting the real reason for the sciatica can lead to real relief. Some causes include:

  • A bulging or herniated disc pinching the sciatic nerve—from a sudden sports, personal or car accident injury, or from long-term poor posture.
  • Pregnancy—More than half of pregnant moms report lower back pain, often with sciatica. A shifting center of gravity and loosening ligaments during pregnancy can cause sciatica.
  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis—A lower back injury where a fractured vertebra slips over another, pinching the sciatic nerve.
  • Spinal Stenosis—An age-related narrowing of the spinal canal through which the spinal cord flows can also pinch the sciatic nerve.
  • Piriformis syndrome—The piriformis muscle in the rear can spasm and irritate the sciatic nerve.
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction—Irritation and inflammation of this joint at the bottom of the spine can also irritate the sciatic nerve.

Chiropractic Care for Sciatica Pain Relief and Recovery Treatment

People often turn to painkillers and even surgery for sciatica. Unfortunately, painkillers are only temporary and come with many side effects and potential addiction. Back surgery has a shockingly low success rate (15%) at actually providing lasting sciatica back and leg pain relief. Chiropractic care, however, often successfully resolves the underlying spinal misalignments, irritations and injury conditions that cause sciatica, which leads to lasting relief. Denver chiropractor Dr. Scott Evans can provide safe, drug-free, non-invasive sciatica recovery treatment appropriate for most patients.

Get Sciatica Relief from the Chiropractor Denver Trusts

Schedule an appointment for sciatica relief treatment at Vida Chiropractic Studio in Denver today. Our chiropractor can provide specific spinal adjustments to bring you lasting relief: (303) 433-5433.

Shoulder Pain Q&A

What are the most common causes of shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is most often the result of a musculoskeletal injury or stress from overuse, frequently caused by such sports as: tennis, baseball, volleyball and swimming. In fact, about 26% of athletic injuries involve the shoulder, according to the American Osteopathic Association. Shoulder pain can be the result of degenerative conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoporosis.

What are the most prevalent types of shoulder ailments?

  • Bursitis, which is an inflammation of the bursa, the small sacs of fluid that cushions the outside of the shoulder joint.
  • Shoulder dislocation, an injury in which the upper arm bone is dislocated from the shoulder socket.
  • Frozen shoulder, a stiffening of the shoulder joint.
  • Sprains and strains caused by overstretching or tearing of ligaments.
  • Rotator cuff injury, which is damage to the group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint.
  • Shoulder separation, an injury of the ligaments that hold the collarbone to the shoulder blade.

How does Dr. Evans address shoulder pain?

The first step is a total examination to determine the underlying cause of the problem. From here, Dr. Evans devises a personalized plan that can include one or more of the following modalities:

  • Specific spinal adjustments.
  • Specially-designed at home exercises.
  • Ergonomic recommendations.
  • Postural assessment and recommendations.

Sciatica Q & A

How does a Denver chiropractor help with sciatica?

Chiropractic care addresses sciatica at the root cause of the problem. Sciatica is characterized as mild to moderate pain, tingling, and/or numbness. These symptoms are caused by irritation to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve exits out of the lower spinal column and extends all the way down the leg into the foot. If the sciatic nerve is being irritated or compressed, it can create pain, tingling and/or numbness that may travel into the buttock, thigh, leg and/or foot. If a spinal vertebra is misaligned, this can cause compression on the sciatic nerve resulting in sciatica. By specifically detecting which vertebra is causing the problem, Dr. Evans can help remove the nerve irritation, allowing the body to heal and function properly. This will result in alleviating the symptoms known as sciatica and you can get back to enjoying your life!

What are common symptoms of Sciatica?

If you are suffering from mild to severe pain that travels into the buttock or down your leg you are probably experiencing sciatica. Sciatica is one of the most common back issues people deal with. Sciatica typically starts with mild to moderate infrequent lower back/hip pain. As the cause of the problem worsens, pain, tingling, and even numbness can start to travel from the lower back in to the buttock, thigh, leg, and even extending into the foot. Sciatica symptoms vary greatly but if you are experiencing mild to severe pain, tingling, and/or burning that is extending into the buttock or down the leg, you are experiencing sciatica.

What Is the Best Treatment for Sciatica?

The most common treatment for sciatica is by far not the best. Typically, medications such as anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxants are prescribed to try to alleviate the symptoms experienced during sciatica. However, these medications cover up the body’s messages that there is a problem going on and create further injury because you are not aware of what the body is trying to tell you. Essentially it would be like putting a piece of duct tape over your check engine light and continuing to drive your car. In addition to medications, even more invasive routes may be taken such as steroid injections and surgery.

However, one of the best ways to actually fix the cause of the problem is through specific chiropractic care. By removing irritation on the sciatic nerve, where it exits the spinal column, sciatica is addressed at its source without the need for more invasive measures. Although there may be many causes of sciatica, Dr. Evans specific chiropractic approach has been shown to be highly effective at removing sciatica symptoms and correcting the problem at its root.

What are the causes of Sciatica?

There can be many causes of sciatica. The most common causes are related to spinal joint problems that may even affect the vertebral disc. If there is a vertebral joint that becomes misaligned or immobile, it can put pressure on the sciatic nerve resulting in sciatica. In more severe cases, there can be disc bulging and even disc herniation that causes irritation and/or pressure on these same nerves. To determine the specific cause of your sciatica symptom, an in-depth exam should be performed to determine what is causing your specific problem. In the majority of cases, Dr. Evans has found that by using his specific chiropractic approach, he can help you get back to your normal routine.

Have Questions about Sciatica Pain Relief? We Have Answers.

We are here to help you live a life without daily pains, all new Patients receive a free consultation. Call us at (303) 433-5433

Have Questions about Sciatica Pain Relief? We Have Answers.

We are here to help you live a life without daily pains, all new Patients receive a free consultation. Call us at (303) 433-5433

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