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Seeking Relief for Sciatic Pain

You’ve probably heard about sciatica and think of it in terms of your older relatives or acquaintances.  In truth, it is an all too common and painful symptom that affects people of various ages and degrees of fitness in Mill Creek.  At Amazing Life Chiropractic and Wellness, we are experienced at treating sciatic pain and helping our patients find permanent and non-invasive relief.

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What Causes Sciatic Pain?

The sciatic nerve is a long nerve that runs from your lower spinal column down the back of both legs to just below your knees.  The nerve can become irritated or can be compressed by the vertebrae in patients that are overweight and sedentary or can be caused by not exercising regularly, sleeping on a too soft or hard mattress, when pregnant, or by wearing high heels for long periods of time. 

Commonly, once the nerve is irritated and inflamed, patients can experience a variety of symptoms in either one leg or the other including:

  • Burning or tingling down the affected leg
  • Constant or shooting pain in the back, buttocks, leg, or foot
  • Lower back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Weakness or numbness in the leg or foot
  • Bladder weakness

What Treatment Options Are Available in Mill Creek?

Once your sciatica has been diagnosed through a comprehensive neurological examination, a conservative approach is a good start with chiropractic manipulation, stretching, and massage.  These non-invasive techniques coupled with heat therapy and cold/ice treatment can provide relief and help you resume your normal day-to-day activities in Mill Creek.

Now that the pain has subsided and you are on the mend, it will be crucial to prevent further deterioration or problems.  At our clinic, we are dedicated to offering lifestyle enhancement through nutritional guidance and support as well as toxicity evaluation and exercise counseling.

As healthcare professionals, our goal is to provide natural, non-invasive health alternatives that bring long-lasting relief and guide people in making lifestyle changes that have positive results and promote healthy habits.  By focusing on your body’s natural restorative ability to self-heal, you can reach your full potential and optimal performance.

Please to contact us at our Mill Creek Location to explore treatment options for relief of sciatic pain, as well as to discuss the natural and healthy benefits of chiropractic manipulation.  All of us at Amazing Life Chiropractic and Wellness wish you health and freedom of movement. 

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