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Treating Sciatica sciatica treatment in portland oregon at  Laurelhurst Chiropractic

Developing pain in your lower back and upper legs may raise concerns about the health of your body. When the pain persists, you need to consider treatment solutions and options to help with your recovery goals. Sciatica interferes with your lifestyle and requires appropriate treatment help with long-term recovery goals.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica refers to a pinched sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is located in the lower back. Due to the location of the nerve and the possible complications associated with the nerve, a Portland chiropractor evaluates the severity of your symptoms when developing a treatment plan.

The symptoms associated with sciatica include:

  • Pain in your lower back
  • Numbness or pain spreading through your upper legs
  • Shooting pain, particularly when standing up from a seated position or changing the position of the body
  • Weakness
  • Tingling or similar sensations in the legs and lower back

Sciatic nerve pain stems from compression on the nerve. It may develop slowly over time due to poor posture or it may occur after an accident or in relation to other injuries. The severity of the pain may worsen over time, so treating the compression helps manage and reduce the pain.

Sciatica Treatment Options

A Laurelhurst Chiropractic, we provide sciatica treatment options after confirming the problem and clarifying the severity of your discomfort. We use a chiropractic approach to the treatment process.

Generally, we use decompression therapy to reduce the pressure on the nerve. We evaluate the compression with appropriate diagnostic tools before reducing the compression on the nerve to clarify the specific location of the problem. 

When appropriate for your needs, we also use spinal adjustments. An adjustment realigns the spine for optimal function and support. It may take a few treatments to fully reduce the pressure on the spine. During the treatment process, we educate individuals about the reasons the pain worsens and ways to manage the discomfort while working on recovery. We may use additional tools, like massage therapy, when appropriate for your situation and the cause of the compression.

Recovering and Healing

The process of healing and recovering after identifying a pinched nerve in the lower back depends on your situation and the severity of the compression. At our clinic, we use different tools based on your needs and situation. We offer natural solutions to reduce and manage the symptoms while your body heals and recovers. We also help reduce the pressure on your sciatic nerve with appropriate chiropractic strategies and treatment options. 

Your body heals naturally after we remove the pressure. Depending on the severity of your symptoms and the cause of the pressure, it may take a few treatments to accomplish your goals and reduce the pain.

Sciatica Treatment In Portland

Sciatica interferes with your life and daily activities. At our clinic, we provide appropriate tools to help with your long-term recovery goals. To learn more about our treatment approach or to set up an appointment with a Portland chiropractor at Laurelhurst Chiropractic, call or contact us today.

Sign up now to request an appointment or call (503)234-4288 for a no-charge consultation!

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