An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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At Oxford Rehabilitation Center, our chiropractic team is committed to helping you lead a healthier lifestyle through skilled care and treatment. Specifically, we provide chiropractic care, diagnosis, and treatment/management of any number of injuries and medical conditions related to the spine. We also offer sciatica treatment in Philadelphia for those suffering from this painful condition.
Sciatica is a condition that affects the sciatic nerve, which is a large nerve that runs through the lower back and into one or both legs. Sciatic nerve pain occurs when excessive pressure is placed on the nerve from the spine, a herniated disk, or bone spur. This pain can be extremely sharp and may radiate throughout not only the lower back, but the legs as well. Low back pain and leg pain are the most common symptoms of sciatica, but some people also suffer from other symptoms such as:
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, then we highly recommend seeing a skilled and experienced chiropractor for evaluation and an official diagnosis.
The good news is that our Philadelphia chiropractor may be able to help you find pain relief from your sciatica symptoms. We always recommend seeking chiropractic care for sciatic nerve pain before exploring other options (including invasive procedures or heavy pain killers from your regular doctor), and for good reasons. For starters, chiropractic therapy for sciatica is 100% non-invasive, so you never have to worry about the potential risks that come along with invasive procedures. Also, chiropractic care is natural, so you don't have to be concerned about side effects related to prescription medications that simply "mask" the pain rather than treating it directly at the source.
There are many potential chiropractic therapies and treatments we may recommend to help you find relief from low back pain, leg pain, and other symptoms associated with sciatica. We'll begin by determining the cause of your sciatic nerve compression, whether it be a herniated disk, poor spinal alignment, or even a bone spur. From there, we'll develop a custom treatment plan to suit your needs and lifestyle.
One of the most common treatments we recommend for pain relief is that of spinal adjustment, which allows our chiropractor to manually correct poor spinal alignment, thus relieving pressure on nerve endings. In addition to spinal adjustment, we may also recommend spinal decompression therapy, especially for those suffering from a bulging or herniated disk. By creating negative pressure along the spinal column, we're able to lengthen the spine and allow the fluid-filled discs return to their proper placement along the spinal column. In turn, pressure on the sciatic nerve is relieved.
If you're facing sciatica symptoms, don't put off scheduling an appointment with our chiropractor in Philadelphia any longer. Contact Oxford Rehabilitation Center at 215-725-2000 to request your consultation today.