Get Sciatica Treatment in Westport, CT at Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture
At Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture, our chiropractors help people every day find relief from common ailments, including sciatica. We encourage you to learn more about this condition and contact us if you'd like to see how we can help.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a common and broad syndrome that develops when a person's right or left sciatic nerve becomes compressed by an injured or misaligned joint or disc, and in some cases, a bony cyst or even more rarely a tumor. The sciatic nerve can also become compressed by a muscle, often the piriformis, which is a deep hip external rotator. In this case, a person may be said to have piriformis syndrome, which is similar to sciatica.
The sciatic nerves are the largest nerves in your body. These branch off and provide motor and sensory information to and from your legs. Continued compression of this nerve root can lead to irritation, inflammation, and in untreated cases, long-term pain and dysfunction.
Sciatica Symptoms and Signs
The main signs and symptoms of sciatica include searing, shooting, stabbing, burning, or radiating pain in the leg, along with numbness, tingling, and weakness. A person may feel their pain gets worse after long bouts of sitting or standing, or first thing in the morning. They may also have stiffness and pain in their buttocks and lower back.
Risk factors for sciatica, which can affect men and women of all ages, include advancing age, repetitive movements, excessive sedentary behavior, and traumatic accidents.
What Our Chiropractors in Westport Can Do for Your Sciatica
Chiropractic care services are generally quite effective for the individual living with sciatica. Our chiropractors in Westport can help you in several ways without having to expose you to side effect-riddled medications nor invasive procedures.
Our services for treating sciatica include:
- Non-surgical spinal decompression- which increases and normalizes the space around the nerve root, allowing it to heal and improving health and alignment of your discs and joints
- Acupuncture- which triggers anti-inflammation and healing cellular processes throughout the body
- Chiropractic adjustments- which restore optimal function of the spine and enhance nervous system-mediated pain relief
- Theralase- which uses non-invasive and non-thermal light waves to enhance cellular metabolism and tissue healing
Our chiropractors can tell you which form of treatment will be the best choice for you.
Is Sciatica Keeping You Off Your Feet?
Contact Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Westport now at (203) 227-4474 to schedule an appointment with one of our team members. It's our mission to help you start feeling better from day one. Call today!