Sciatica can be a debilitating condition that prevents you from walking, sitting, or even lying comfortably. If you experience pain that radiates down the back of one or both legs, please call us to explore non-surgical, non-opioid, all-natural sciatica treatment in Culver City and Van Nuys.
End the Pain in Your Sciatic Nerve
Your body is filled with nerves, but one, in particular, is known to be particularly associated with pain in your lower back. The sciatic nerve is formed by 5 nerve roots in the lower spine, which extends down your legs to the soles of your feet. If this nerve is in pain, the condition is referred to as sciatica. Call us today if you’re experiencing a burning, tickling, or prickly sensation in your leg; Dr. Rozenberg can determine if it’s due to sciatica and develop an appropriate plan for sciatica treatment in Culver City and Van Nuys chiropractic offices.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerves are irritated or compressed by nearby tissue. The most common cause is a bulging or herniated disc being pushed out from its normal location. It should be noted that sciatica often results in leg pain; this leads many patients to mistakenly think that the issue originates in the legs themselves. That’s why it’s so important to get in touch with our practice as soon as possible so we can narrow down the actual source of the discomfort and work on a plan for sciatica treatment in Culver City and Van Nuys.
Pain in a Specific Area
The most obvious symptom of sciatica is the pain that it causes. It usually radiates from the lower spine to the buttocks and down the back of your legs. The kind of pain you experience can vary quite a bit. For some patients, it’s just a mild ache, while others suffer excruciating discomfort. Also, some people describe it as a sharp, shooting pain, while others use words such as “burning.” Sometimes sciatica causes constant pain, while it comes and goes in other cases. It can sometimes be worsened by sudden body movements, such as those you make when you sneeze. Sitting or standing for long periods can also aggravate sciatica.
Lack of Movement or Inability to Walk
Sometimes the sciatic nerve is so badly affected that you cannot move your leg or foot properly. Your foot might stay limp even while you’re trying to move it. As a result of this limited movement and other sciatica symptoms, you might find that it’s much harder for you to walk, and you could fall over more frequently.
How can I prevent sciatica from returning?
Even after sciatica has been successfully treated, recurrence is possible. You can’t always prevent the problem from coming back, but taking the proper steps can significantly lower your personal risk after your sciatica treatment in Culver City and Van Nuys. Avoid sitting for long periods without a break, as this puts much pressure on the sciatic nerve and your lower back. Make sure you’re exercising regularly to keep your abdominal and back muscles as strong as possible. And if you smoke, drop the habit altogether; it can contribute to disc degeneration over time, contributing to sciatica and other back problems.
Why Choose Spinatomy Spine & Disc Centers for Sciatica Treatment?
- Variety of Treatments Using Advanced Technology
- Clean, Highly Comfortable, Highly Modern Practice
- Chiropractor and Team That Aim to Over Deliver