Sciatica is a painful condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. This condition makes standing, walking, and sitting painful. Sciatica pain can be so severe that it inhibits mobility and prevents people from enjoying their life.
If you have sciatica, you may experience symptoms including:
- A burning or tingling sensation that runs down the leg
- Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot
- Constant pain on one side of the rear
- A sharp, shooting pain running down the leg
At Myshka Chiropractic in Jonesboro, our expert chiropractor can help relieve sciatica pain and make you feel more like your normal self once again. Spinal manipulation is the treatment that differentiates chiropractic care from other medical disciplines. Chiropractic care has been shown to be very effective in treating sciatica by helping the body heal itself. Dr. Susan Myshka will deliver a gentle, non-invasive treatment known as a Gonstead chiropractic adjustment in Jonesboro.
Chiropractic adjustments aim to re-align the spine and take the pressure off of the sciatic nerve. With less pressure on the nervous system, the body releases anti-inflammatory substances that reduce inflammation and further alleviate pain. Unlike pain relief drug medications that simply mask the pain and can be extremely addictive, chiropractic care is a non-addictive treatment that heals the body from within.
Additionally, Dr. Myshka may utilize treatments such as cold laser therapy, which can help accelerate the body’s healing process and alleviate pain.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica Jonesboro
Dr. Myshka has the necessary skill and experience to provide you with the highest level of chiropractic care. She can administer a safe and effective sciatica treatment plan that is personalized to your body’s needs.