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Sciatic Nerve Pain Help – What You Need To Know

Sciatic nerve pain can be debilitating. People experience sciatic nerve pain in a number of different ways, but the most telltale sign is a shooting pain down one side of the body, from the lower back or hip all the way down to the knee, or even down to the foot. There are a variety of different causes of sciatic nerve pain. At Sweeney Chiropractic Clinic in Midwest City, our experienced chiropractors are experts in treating sciatica. There's no reason to suffer any longer than you have to. Call our office today to learn more about how we can help with sciatic nerve pain.


What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica is actually the name describing a variety of different symptoms. Sciatica in and of itself is not a medical condition, rather, it describes the symptoms caused by medical conditions such as a herniated disc or piriformis syndrome. A number of different events can cause sciatica, including weight gain, injury, and pregnancy. 

In between the vertebrae of the spine are soft cushions, known as discs. When pressure is put on these discs, they can herniate or bulge. This means that the soft tissue is pushed out of place, and this can place pressure on the sciatic nerve, resulting in sciatica pain. The root cause of the pain, usually a herniated or bulging disc, needs to be treated in order to relieve sciatica. 

Piriformis syndrome is another condition that can cause sciatic nerve pain. The piriformis muscle is a small muscle in the gluteal area. When inflamed, it can place pressure on the sciatic nerve, resulting in sciatica pain. 

Without a chiropractor's help, it's impossible to know exactly what the cause of your sciatic nerve pain is. At your appointment, our chiropractor will assess your condition to determine the cause of your sciatica. From there, we'll create a treatment plan that will address the root cause of your pain, rather than simply treating your symptoms like some other doctors might. While it can be tempting to simply take painkillers to dull sciatica pain, this does not fix the root cause of the pain, and only results in short term relief. 

Call Our Chiropractor for Help with Sciatic Nerve Pain

If you suffer from sciatica, you already know that the associated pain can make daily activities feel nearly unbearable. At Sweeney Chiropractic Clinic in Midwest City, our chiropractors are here to help you find lasting relief from the condition that is causing your sciatica pain. Call our office today at 405-672-4800 to set up an appointment and start feeling better. We look forward to helping you with all of your holistic health care needs.