If you’ve suddenly developed a shocking pain that travels down one side of your back to your leg, you may have sciatica, a common pain condition. The integrative health team at True Health Center in Huntersville, North Carolina, offers treatment to relieve your pain and improve spine health and wellness. Call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.
Sciatica is a pain condition that develops when your sciatic nerve is irritated. Your sciatic nerve is a thick nerve that runs down both sides of your body, from your low back down through your buttocks to your legs.
Irritation of your sciatic nerve may be caused by:
You are more at risk of developing sciatica if you carry too much weight or spend most of your day sitting. If you have a job that requires a lot of heavy lifting and twisting of your back, you may also be at risk of developing this painful condition.
Sciatica symptoms vary in both location and severity. Some of the most common symptoms include:
Mild cases of sciatica can sometimes resolve on their own without treatment. But if your lower back pain makes it difficult for you to keep up with your day-to-day activities, the specialists at True Health Center can help.
Your specialist at True Health Center develops a personalized treatment plan to help you get relief from your sciatica based on your symptoms, the cause of your pain, and your medical history. Treatment may include:
Your specialist also teaches you things you can do at home to relieve pain, such as the use of ice packs and heat to reduce inflammation, and stretching techniques to relieve compression on your nerve.
True Health Center focuses on wellness and prevention and offers treatments to help prevent sciatica. If you’re overweight, the specialists at True Health Center develop a personalized weight-loss plan based on your metabolic profile to get you lasting results.
For better body mechanics, your specialist can teach you techniques to improve lifting and make suggestions for your work environment to reduce the amount of time you spend sitting.
For expert care and relief from your sciatica pain, call True Health Center or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.