CoSciatica is a painful condition of the sciatic nerve, which is the nerve running from the lower back down the leg. The sciatic nerve is actually the longest in the human body, and here at Back and Neck Care Center of Olivette, MO, we excel at treating it. Our resident chiropractic expert, Dr. Kyle Roesler, has over 15 years of experience helping patients just like you recover from their conditions.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is pain and irritation that results from pressure on the sciatic nerve. This pressure can be the result of joint or spine misalignment, inflammatory diseases, slipped spinal discs, or several other causes. Sciatica may also be the result of an injury to the lower back, pelvis, or the nerve itself. No matter the cause, this condition is not fun for those who have it. It may cause pain, weakness, trouble walking, tingling, and several other unpleasant symptoms. Symptoms may flare up while doing certain activities such as prolonged sitting or intense physical activity.
Given the nature of this condition, those that have it usually seek to resolve it as quickly as possible. At Back and Neck Care of Olivette, MO, Dr. Roesler will be able to help you identify the root cause of your condition. From there, he can recommend the best course of treatment for you.
Treatment Options for Sciatica
Our clinic offers several treatment options to account for all of our sciatica patients' needs. For mild cases, simple treatment of heat and ice may be sufficient. We may recommend physical rehabilitation to help the surrounding joints and muscles get back in balance. Other treatment options such as electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), ultrasound therapy, or spinal decompression. We are a chiropractic clinic, and as such will try to stay within the boundaries of non-surgical, natural treatment approaches.
If you're experiencing any symptoms of sciatica in the Olivette, MO, area, don't wait! Contact Back and Neck Care Center of Olivette, MO, today. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Roesler and see how we can help you along the journey back to health. Simply give us a call at (314) 432-2220 or book online here. We look forward to hearing from you!