Sciatica originates in your lower back and can cause pain that travels all the way down your leg to the top of your foot. At Active Wellness Chiropractic Center, Dr. Richard Burg is ready to help you take your life back from sciatica pain. If you live in Oakland, CA, Berkeley, CA, or the surrounding areas, our office is located to provide you with the treatment you need to manage your sciatic nerve pain. With a chiropractor, you can help get control of the burning nerve pain without the use of prescription medication.
Understanding the Cause of Sciatica
Your sciatic nerve starts at the base of your spine, and travels down the back of both legs, until it ends at the top of each foot. If you have a compression in your spine caused by a bulging disc or there is pressure on your sciatic nerve from your spine out of alignment, this can lead to the compression of your sciatic nerve. The pain can travel down one leg, or both, depending on which part of your sciatic nerve is compressed. If you don't get treatment for sciatica, the pain can make it difficult for you to function. Sciatica can be cured when you take away the cause of the compression, and the sciatic nerve is able to calm down. If you have sciatic nerve pain, it can be important to get your condition assessed by a chiropractor.
Treatment for Sciatica with a Chiropractor
Treatment for sciatica may begin with relaxing the muscles in your lower back to help reduce inflammation. Our chiropractor may adjust your lower back to correct a misalignment in the area. Imaging may be taken to determine if you have a bulging disc, or there is a structural abnormality that needs to be managed. He may prescribe lifestyle changes to help make sure that your condition does not get worse or that you do not develop it again. He may also prescribe corrective exercises to help strengthen your muscles to help provide pain relief or help expedite your recovery.
Schedule Your Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Berkeley
At Active Wellness Chiropractic Center, serving Oakland, CA, and Berkeley, CA, we are ready to help you take your life back from sciatica pain. If you have pain in your lower back that is starting to radiate down one or both of your legs, give us a call at (510) 601-6330 and set up an initial consultation with our chiropractor.