Sciatica Treatment SpecialistShooting 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.