Sciatica is a symptom
Too many people adhere to the idea that sciatica is a standalone condition. This fallacious thinking leads people down the road of selecting treatments based purely on their pain. In reality, sciatica is a symptom of any number of conditions, including:
- Spinal stenosis
- Lumbar herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
…and even muscle tension. Systemic tension in the lower back can compress the sciatic nerve sufficiently enough to cause pain, tingling and numbness, the hallmarks of sciatica.
Determining the true root of your sciatica
What this tells us is that the first step to treating sciatic nerve pain and dysfunction must be to get a proper diagnosis. Too many people suffer in the grips of sciatica without ever knowing what is causing it. A full medical examination, including diagnostic imagery, is therefore recommended as a starting point. From here, we can set a course for treatment that can involve any number of conservative care modalities including:
- Spinal adjustment
- Soft tissue therapy
- Sacral adjustments
- Specific stretching
No one should feel that they have to suffer with sciatica; but we understand that it can be an overwhelming condition to treat. We want to get you started on the path toward a sciatica-free life by offering you a comprehensive diagnostic examination to determine the root cause of your condition. From here we will set a plan in which we will work side by side to give your body the best chance of putting sciatica in the rear view. Give our office in Fremont a call to schedule an appointment today.