The sciatic nerves are the largest and longest in the human body. They originate in the lower part of your spine, one on each side. Each one travels along your buttock, through an opening in your hip bone, and down your leg. The sciatic nerve controls sensation and movement, and conditions that affect the nerve produce a range of symptoms in your back, buttocks, hips, and legs. At Gentle Chiropractic in Warren, OH, Dr. Gerald Dickson provides exceptional care for sciatica sufferers in the Warren, OH, area.
Symptoms of Sciatic Nerve Disorders
Are you living with unusual symptoms that affect your lower back, buttocks, hips, and legs? Chances are that you have inflammation around your sciatic nerve. The most common signs of sciatic nerve disorders are:
- Radiating or acute pain from your buttock down your leg
- Pain that starts in your lower back and travels to the back of your thigh
- Sharp pain in your buttocks when sitting or lying down
Treatment for Sciatic Nerve Disorders
Dr. Dickson offers the most advanced, safe, and effective treatments for sciatica sufferers in the Warren, OH, area. For your sciatic nerve pain, he may recommend spinal decompression, cold laser treatments, massage therapy, and spinal manipulation.
Spinal decompression aims to reduce pressure on the nerves along the spinal column. The treatment works by stretching the spine in specific areas. This helps to align the discs in your spine that may be putting pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Cold Laser Treatments
Laser energy is used in almost every medical specialty to stimulate natural healing within the tissues. Cold laser devices produce low-level energy that reduces inflammation and pain to remove pressure on the sciatic nerve. The treatment also stimulates the development of new cells to repair damage to the nerves and surrounding tissues.
Massage therapy is another treatment that Dr. Dickson recommends for Warren, OH, residents who have sciatica symptoms. Sciatica has secondary symptoms that are caused by changes in your body mechanics as you try to manage the discomfort. Massage relaxes tight muscles, improves blood flow, and reduces stress on your body.
If your sciatic pain is related to a slipped disc, Dr. Dickson may recommend spinal manipulation. The treatment serves the same goal as spinal decompression, namely to realign the vertebrae and discs. Spinal decompression stretches your spine, and spinal manipulation involves manual adjustments that target specific areas along your spine.
Are you looking for sciatica relief in the Warren, OH, area? Call Gentle Chiropractic today at (330) 856-6999. We will schedule an appointment with Dr. Dickson at our office in Warren, OH.