Sciatica is caused by irritation of the lumbar and sacral nerves as they exit the spinal canal to travel down the leg.
Other Common Causes of Sciatic Nerve Pain include
- A lumbar herniated disc slipped disc, or bulging disc
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (spinal canal narrowing)
- Lower Back Spasm
- Sciatic nerve stiffness (decreased ability to stretch)
- Spinal dominant movement patterns (should be hips)
- Poor core function, strength, and endurance.
It is essential to seek treatment from a healthcare provider near you who specializes in treating sciatica to ensure proper diagnosis and management of symptoms.
Dr. Dean’s treatment program is tailor-made to meet your specific diagnosis. Once the cause of the sciatic nerve pain is identified (first visit), treatment will quickly eliminate the pain.
Common Sciatica Treatment and preventative approaches include:
- Nerve flossing and sliding via Neurodynamics (sciatic nerve stretches)
- Stecco Fascial Manipulation from Italy ( Tight muscle treatment)
- Dermal Traction Method Co-Invented by Dr. Dean ( Pinched nerve in the skin treatment)
- Fascial Distortion Method ( reverse scar tissue)
- Osteopathic Joint Pumping and Fascial Normalization
- Physical Therapy
- Core Training to increase spinal endurance
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Spinal Decompression
- Pinched Nerve Relief
Although it’s rare, a patient with specific conditions occasionally needs to be referred to an orthopedic doctor for a consultation. Traditional treatment approaches include:
Treatment for sciatica may include physical therapy, medication, injections, or, in severe cases, surgery.
Additional Treatment Options include:
- Physical therapy exercises can help strengthen muscles and improve flexibility to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve.
- Medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce pain and inflammation associated with sciatica.
- Injections include epidural and corticosteroids and can provide temporary relief by reducing inflammation around the affected nerve.
- Surgery may be recommended if conservative treatments do not provide relief or if there is significant compression of the nerve causing severe symptoms.
Dr. Dean’s methods offer patients fast, effective, non-surgical treatment options to treat sciatic nerve pain without a corticosteroid, medicine, or costly medical procedure.
Reach out to book an appointment with Dr. Dean (chiropractor) or his team by texting or calling 323-354-6077 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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