Sciatica Nerve Treatment in West Bloomfield MI
Sciatic pain is, literally, a pain in the backside. Symptoms of pain commonly experienced include pain radiating out from the lower back and buttocks, numbness, tingling, and difficulties in moving freely. It can last for a few hours, or a few weeks, and can ruin your routine activities of daily living, like resting, walking, and sleeping. Fortunately, sciatica nerve treatment doesn’t have to be invasive, and most sciatic pain will resolve with conservative treatment.
What Should I Do if I think I Have Sciatica?
First, make sure that it is the pinching of the sciatic nerve causing your pain and not some other reason. See a doctor straight away if you have had an accident, or suffered some trauma to your lower back. If they diagnose sciatica, there are some basic strategies you can use to treat your pain.
Simple Sciatica Nerve Treatments
Stretching exercises are the best ways to alleviate both your symptoms and the cause of your pain. If you are familiar with yoga, you will already know how to do some of these:
- Lie on your back, bend one leg, and draw it over top of the other, as far as you can manage. You will feel the stretch in your back, relieving the pressure on your sciatic nerve.
- On all fours, swing one leg out from out the side, as though you were a dog approaching a fire hydrant. This exercise helps to loosen the hip joints.
- Lie on your tummy, extend your arms above your head, bend one leg, and bring it up to your waist. This is another excellent exercise for both the hips and the spine and is surprisingly relaxing.
Your Michigan Chiropractic Specialists will treat sciatica with vertebrae realignment, using massage and gentle spinal manipulation to ease both the cause of your sciatica and your pain.
Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment?