How Did I Get Sciatica?
Sciatica is essentially a pinched nerve that affects a part of the spine. The sciatic nerve can get pinched due to a number of issues. People suffering from sciatica generally begin to feel sharp pains along the back of the leg. Common causes of sciatica include:
- Spinal stenosis
- A herniated disc
- Piriformis syndrome
It is common for pregnant women to experience bouts of sciatica due the extra weight gain and extra pressure placed on the spine during pregnancy. Sciatica may develop gradually or symptoms can appear suddenly. The sensation may be may feel like tingling, or burning in the leg and it may even affect the mobility of the knees, feet or toes.
Sciatica can be effectively treated by a chiropractor. All-natural treatments may include manual spinal manipulation, physical therapy, stretching or aerobic exercises. Some healthcare providers may suggest pain medications or anti-inflammatory drugs, but at Genesis Medical & Injury Rehab Center, our first line of defense is to first do our best to relieve your pain in an all-natural, drug-free way. So in addition to physical therapy and exercise, other modalities that we often use to help provide relief from sciatica pain are acupuncture and therapeutic massage. Ultimately, the goal is to find the best treatment for your specific condition and circumstances.
Dr. Clyde Johnson – Denver Tech Center chiropractor
As a chiropractor in Greenwood Village who proudly serves patients in the Greenwood Village, Denver, Aurora, Thornton & Surrounding Areas, Dr. Johnson is passionate about bringing holistic wellness to individuals and families alike. He is committed to being a go-to healthcare provider that patients feel comfortable consulting on all matters of “whole-body” wellness. Dr. Johnson, who graduated from the nation’s most well-respected chiropractic school, Palmer College of Chiropractic, holds a Masters in Sports Science Rehab and is chiropractic board certified in physiotherapy. His goal as a holistic healthcare practitioner is to provide the best all-natural, drug-free treatment possible, regardless of the ailment. So whether you’re suffering from sciatica or another kind of painful joint or muscle problem, Dr. Johnson is determined to help you get on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.
Other Conditions We Treat
Although we are highly experienced with treating sciatic pain, we regularly see many patients who are experiencing symptoms specific to other conditions. Some of the most common problems we can treat rather quickly right here in our office are:
- Low back pain
- Herniated disk
- Bone spur
These are just a few of the issues that we deal with from day to day. We are happy to immediately address whatever pain issues we can on the spot, but we also welcome partnering with other healthcare practitioners when the situation warrants such action. If you need a healthcare team to successfully address your condition, we proudly work with a caring network of providers such as local physicians, acupuncturists, massage therapists and nutritionists.
As your neighborhood holistic wellness providers, we want to do whatever we can to help you stay on the road to a healthy, active and pain-free lifestyle. We’d love to have you come in to learn more about what we do and how we can help you get relief from your pain or discomfort. We’re offering a FREE consultation to new patients, so now is a great time to set up an appointment to find out more information and to get on the pain-free path to natural wellness.