Treating Sciatica with Dr. Bret MacDermott in Celebration, FL
Dr. Bret MacDermott, our chiropractor serving Celebration, FL, offers lower back pain treatment for sciatica, which is a compression, irritation or injury of the sciatic nerve. It is important for individuals to understand that a diagnosis of sciatic nerve pain doesn’t reveal the cause. Instead, it is a description of your injury. In order to provide effective sciatica treatment, our chiropractor has to first determine what is causing your pain.
Common Causes of Sciatic Nerve Pain
One of the most common causes of sciatic nerve pain is a disc herniation. Herniated discs occur when part of the disc slips or bulges out of place, putting pressure on the surrounding soft tissues and nerves. When the bulging disc material puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, it causes sciatic nerve pain. Symptoms of sciatic nerve pain include lower back pain that radiates into the back of the thighs. In some cases, the pain may radiate into the calves and even the feet.
Finding Sciatica Relief with our Chiropractor
Finding sciatica relief with our chiropractor starts with a physical examination and a detailed medical history. Dr. Bret MacDermott will want to know when your pain first started, your symptoms and if anything you do during the day causes any change in your symptoms. Once the causes of your sciatic nerve compression are found, which many include a disc herniation, he will devise a lower back pain treatment plan that will help improve your mobility while reducing acute flare-ups.
Sciatica treatment usually starts with chiropractic adjustments, which can help remove the pressure from your herniated disc in order to fascinate healing. Additional chiropractic care treatments may include cold laser therapy and massage therapy. Cold laser therapy helps heal soft tissue injuries, and massage therapy helps release muscle tension and reduces muscle soreness.
To learn more about how we can help lower your sciatic nerve pain with chiropractic care, call our Celebration office at 407-507-6976.
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