Sudden or ongoing pain in your lower back, buttocks, and shooting pain or numbness in your legs can be signs of sciatica. To find out what’s causing your symptoms and get relief, see chiropractor Jeffery Muschik, DC, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. As the founder of Access Chiropractic Center, Dr. Muschik brings experience and skill in treating sciatica symptoms so you can get relief as quickly as possible. To set up an appointment, use the online booking tool or call the office today.
Sciatica is a symptom that causes numbness and tingling, or sharp, shooting pain down the backs of your legs from your buttocks to your feet. Sciatica can be caused by any condition that puts pressure on or irritates the sciatic nerve in your lower back.
Common symptoms of sciatica include:
Depending on the severity of your condition, these symptoms may be mild and only felt when you’re doing certain activities, while more moderate and severe cases can cause constant discomfort throughout the length of your leg.
Conditions that can cause sciatica symptoms include:
Inflammation along the sciatic nerve often accompanies sciatica, which can make your discomfort worse. Inflammation can take weeks to resolve on its own, though chiropractic care from Dr. Muschik at Access Chiropractic Center can speed up the process and treat the underlying condition causing your symptoms.
Depending on the cause of your sciatica, Dr. Muschik at Access Chiropractic Center works with you to relieve pressure, irritation, and inflammation of your sciatic nerve to reduce your symptoms. He treats joint and muscle issues as well as disc herniations to prevent your pain from returning.
Common treatments for sciatica include:
Dr. Muschik may use one or more of these treatments to relieve your discomfort as quickly as possible.
Dr. Muschik may recommend various steps you can take at home to prevent your pain from returning, such as:
Ice or heat may also be helpful, depending on the cause of your symptoms.
Find relief from sciatica by visiting Access Chiropractic Center, simply call or use the online booking tool to schedule your visit now.