Sciatica is a painful condition of the nervous system. It has a variety of causes, but luckily, there are many effective treatments for it. At the Women's Chiropractic Musculoskeletal Clinic of Washington, DC, Dr. Ekele Enyinnaya helps patients overcome their symptoms and recover from conditions such as sciatica using natural chiropractic treatment methods. Read on to learn more about sciatica and how our practice can help you manage it.
What is sciatica?
Sciatica is a painful condition resulting from inflammation or compression of the sciatic nerve, which is the nerve running from the lower back down the leg. It can have several different causes, including injury, herniated discs, poor posture, a lack of exercise, and piriformis syndrome. The most common symptom of sciatica is pain. It occurs consistently after certain actions, such as standing, sitting, or walking. It may be a stabbing, aching, or burning sensation. Other symptoms include numbness, tingling, and weakness. Weakness is especially common in prolonged cases.
How is sciatica treated?
There are a variety of options to reduce sciatica symptoms, but addressing the root cause of the issue requires more specific intervention. Mild cases can be resolved with mobilization exercises. In addition to therapeutic exercise, the doctor may also recommend electrical stimulation therapy, chiropractic adjustments, or cryotherapy. The treatment that's best for you depends on your unique needs.
What to Expect from Your Initial Consultation
During your initial consultation with Dr. Enyinnaya at the Women's Chiropractic Musculoskeletal Clinic of Washington, DC, she'll help you identify the root cause of your pain and craft a custom treatment plan to suit your goals. Our caring and professional team works hard to ensure each patient's needs are addressed on a personal level. After the consultation, you'll be set up with another appointment to begin your treatment.
If you'd like to learn more about how the Women's Chiropractic Musculoskeletal Clinic of Washington, DC, can help you overcome sciatica, reach out today. Dr. Ekele Enyinnaya is available for consultations to discuss the source of sciatica and how best to relieve both symptoms and the root cause of the disease. Call us during business hours at (866) 494-1754, or schedule an appointment online at this link. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness.