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Sciatica is an umbrella term for the nerve pain or discomfort you feel when your sciatic nerve is irritated. Your sciatic nerve runs from your hips to your feet, and you may have sciatica if your buttocks, back of your legs, or feet and toes are numb, weak, tingly, or painful. If you suffer from sciatica pain, we provide different treatment options in Lanham, MD, to help manage, reduce, or eliminate the pain.

What Causes the Pain?

Sciatica pain can be caused from a wide range of issues, although the most common one is a lumbar disc herniation. However, any kind of irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can cause sciatica symptoms. The reason the pain is so widespread is because the sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body.

Sciatic nerve pain can also be caused by scar tissues and muscle strains. This includes sports, car accidents, or other injuries that can cause inflammation or spasms, which subsequently put pressure on a nerve root and cause sciatica pain. Due to the sciatic nerve’s length, several factors could be causing your pain, which is why it’s important to contact our team at Effective Chiropractic as soon as possible for effective treatment.

Sciatica Symptoms

The pain caused by sciatica is usually felt in the lower back, behind the thigh, and all the way down below the knee. The symptoms of sciatica can vary based on the cause, location of pain, and other factors. Discomfort can be felt anywhere along the pathway of the nerve, but you’ll most likely experience a path that runs from your lower back, through the buttocks, and down the back of your thigh. Typically, you’ll only be affected on one side of your body. The pain varies; it may be a dull ache, a burning sensation, or something even more painful. Sciatica may also cause muscle weakness or prolonged numbness and tingling, so if you suspect you may have sciatica, reach out to us for treatment options immediately.

Sciatica Treatment Options

We provide a wide range of comprehensive treatment and therapy options to help you effectively manage sciatica pa. Some of our treatment options at Effective Chiropractic include Active Release Technique, dry needling, and therapeutic massages. Our treatment, of course, varies by patient, and is determined by the severity and location of the pain, among other factors. As in many cases, sciatica is relatively mild and can be easily fixed with therapy options. Make sure you get pain relief as quickly as possible to resume your daily activities with ease. To ensure you get the best treatment possible tailored to your unique situation, it is always advised you explore all your options before making a decision on just one treatment.

 See our entire list of Chiropractic care services designed to help alleviate your pain.