Safe, Effective Sciatica Pain Relief In Johnstown

Sciatica is a painful condition that affects the lower back and legs. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body which begins in the lower back and branches out down through the hip, buttocks, and legs. When the sciatic nerve is irritated, it causes radiating pain beginning in the lower back which radiates down one or sometimes both legs, traveling along the path of the nerve itself. For some, sciatic pain appears intermittently while it is a chronic pain condition for others. Sciatica pain and discomfort range from a mild ache to a sharp, severe pain, but in most cases, is treatable without the use of prescription medication or undergoing invasive surgery.  

Natural Treatments For Sciatica Pain Relief

Studies show that chiropractic care, spinal decompression, massage therapy, and other natural treatments can effectively relieve pain and associated symptoms by relieving pressure from the sciatic nerve and encouraging better circulation for improved nerve function and movement. Reach out to Connected Chiropractic in Johnstown, to find out how our chiropractor and massage therapist can provide lasting sciatic pain relief to help you feel better and move better.

Sciatica Symptoms

Typically, pain begins in the lower back and radiates into the hips, buttocks, down into the thigh and calf, generally on one side of the body, but sometimes on both. As we mentioned, pain ranges from mild discomfort to sharp, severe or even excruciating pain. While some people only experience pain, sciatica syndrome can cause a number of associated symptoms, including:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning sensation
  • Loss of sensation
  • Limited movement and range of motion
  • Muscle weakness
  • Trouble getting into a comfortable position when sitting, standing, or sleeping
  • Increased pain when sitting or standing

Causes Of Sciatica Pain

There are a number of triggers and risk factors that cause sciatica to appear. Generally, sciatica is caused when the sciatic nerve is irritated or aggravated in some way, either becoming pinched by a spinal injury, muscle spasm, or bone spur. Some common causes may include but are not limited to:

  • Pinched nerve
  • Disc herniation/disc bulge
  • Bone Spur
  • Injury (car accident, sports injury, work injury)
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Lifting objects (heavy or otherwise) improperly
  • Sleeping wrong
  • Poor posture
  • Obesity/sudden and excessive weight gain   
  • Age
  • Diabetes
  • Genetic condition
  • Surgery
  • Occupation

Contact Your Local Chiropractor

If you suffer from sciatic pain, your Top Rated Local® chiropractor in Johnstown can help. Reach out to Connected Chiropractic to find out how chiropractic treatments, spinal decompression, and massage therapy can provide effective sciatic pain relief so you can get back to living your best life.

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