Dr. Daniel Jacobsen and his team at Jacobsen Chiropractic, serving Beverly Hills, CA, is available for all your chiropractic wellness needs, including sciatica treatment. Chiropractic care is an integrative and holistic approach to health care, activating the body’s health systems and improving overall function.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve resulting in nerve signal interference and nerve pain.
The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the body. It starts in the lower back and extends down into your leg. It is an important nerve, and if it is not functioning optimally, you may be experiencing symptoms in your buttock, back leg, foot, and toes like:
- Pain, which can be extremely debilitating in severe cases, because it is nerve pain
- Tingling like pins and needles
- Weakness in the extremities.
- In rare and severe cases, you may experience incontinence which requires you to seek treatment immediately.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, consider whether these symptoms worsen when moving, coughing, or sneezing, which is indicative of sciatica.
Causes of Sciatica
You may experience sciatica for several reasons, including:
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the spinal canal
- Underlying conditions like spondylolisthesis or piriformis syndrome
- Obesity and diabetes
- Work that requires heavy lifting and twisting of the body regularly
Chiropractic Treatments for Sciatica
The good news is that Dr. Jacobsen and his team at Jacobsen Chiropractic serving Beverly Hills, CA, can formulate a unique treatment plan for your sciatica after a thorough assessment utilizing chiropractic techniques, including:
- Spinal adjustments and manipulations
- Massage therapy
- Spinal decompression
- Therapeutic exercise
- Therapeutic ultrasound
Sciatica may resolve on its own, but if it is left untreated and doesn’t improve, it can cause muscle weakness and chronic pain
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
Chiropractic care works toward providing pain relief in the long and short term. Realigning the spine with chiropractic adjustments relieves pressure on the sciatic nerve, which works toward treating your sciatica by improving nerve signals and reducing pain.
Chiropractic treatments can also be preventative. By visiting a chiropractor regularly and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you may also reduce the likelihood of developing sciatica if you are at risk for developing this condition.
Chiropractic care is non-invasive and can help reduce the need for invasive procedures like surgery in the long run.
If you believe you are suffering from sciatica in Beverly Hills, CA, you need a name you can trust. Dr. Jacobsen and his team at Jacobsen Chiropractic are available for a thorough assessment and to discuss your chiropractic care needs. Call us today at 310-657-0366 to book your appointment.