Sciatica Treatment with Dr. Hines, Your Chiropractor in Dallas, TX
Sciatica is a condition that can cause weeks or months of constant pain. This pain begins in your lower back and radiates through the buttocks and down one or both legs. The discomfort and disability caused by sciatica is so great that some people are willing to try drastic sciatica treatments. These include spinal fusion surgery or ever-increasing doses of potentially addictive drugs; but there is a better way. Dr. Brittany Hines at Ahead of the Curve Chiropractic in Dallas, TX can treat your sciatica naturally without surgery or pain-killing drugs.
The Best Sciatica Treatment Begins at The Source of The Problem.
The pain of sciatica results from pressure on or injury of the sciatic nerve. A bone spur or a slipped or ruptured disc presses on the nerve so it sends constant pain messages to the brain. But the bone spur or damaged disc has its own origins in poor posture, age-related degeneration of the spine, and the accumulated effects of spinal injury.
Sometimes the bones of the spine are jarred out of alignment in a car crash or a sports injury. Acute pain dissipates in a few hours or a few days but the spine is left a little out of alignment. Then another sudden shock to the spine causes it to go out of alignment a little more, and third and fourth and further incidents injure the spine just a little more. There may be a final blow that leads to sudden lower back pain that radiates to the buttocks and one or both legs, or sciatic pain may seem to come out of nowhere. But either way effective sciatica treatment requires correcting the spinal misalignment that led to a slipped or ruptured disc.
Sciatica Treatment with Your Chiropractor Is More Likely to Be Effective Than Surgery.
Many people with sciatica are referred to orthopedic surgeons. Orthopedic surgeons are very good at what they do, but what an orthopedic surgeon offers you is likely to be orthopedic surgery. Most studies of surgical sciatica treatment have found that treatments such as spinal fusion help about half of patients feel better within 12 months. These studies find that in most cases surgery is slightly less effective than specialized exercises.
Sciatica treatment with your chiropractor, in contrast, nearly always relieves pain. The damage to the spine that causes sciatica does not develop in just one day, and freedom from sciatica pain will take more than one chiropractic treatment. But you have a better chance of lasting pain relief, without potentially addictive drugs, and without risky surgery, when you pursue sciatica treatment with your chiropractor.
Make an Appointment with Dr. Hines Today for Sciatica Pain Relief.
The sooner you begin chiropractic adjustments, the sooner you will be free of sciatica pain. Request your appointment with Dr. Hines, your chiropractor in Dallas, TX, online or call us at 214-420-2050.