Alleviating Sciatica with Chiropractic Care

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Understanding and Managing Sciatica

Sciatica or Sciatica Radiculopathy is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, tingling, in the legs and lower back – in severe cases muscle weakness and organ dysfunction. Sciatica is caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the body. The symptoms of sciatica can be debilitating, making it difficult to perform daily tasks and enjoy activities. If you’re suffering from sciatica, you may be wondering if there is a solution that doesn’t involve taking medication or undergoing surgery. At Ponte Vedra Spine Center, we are proud to offer a natural and effective solution for those suffering from sciatica: chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, including those that can cause sciatica. By using techniques such as spinal adjustments and therapeutic exercises chiropractors are able to alleviate pain and improve function in the body. Research has shown that chiropractic care can be an effective treatment option for sciatica. A systematic review published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in 2016 found that spinal manipulative therapy (a type of chiropractic care) is associated with statistically significant improvement in pain and function for patients with sciatica.

Some benefits of chiropractic care for sciatica include:


Relief from leg and lower back pain


Increased range of motion in the lower back


Improved function of the nervous system


Reduced muscle tension and stress

At Ponte Vedra Spine Center, we will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. We may also recommend some lifestyle changes, exercises, adjustments, and different therapeutics that can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.

If you’re ready to take control of your migraines and live a pain-free life, consider giving chiropractic care a try. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation today!

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