Struggling with Sciatica in Dallas?

our chiropractic clinic helps sciatica pain

Chronic pain from the back or buttocks and down through your legs could be a symptom of sciatica. In order to relieve the pain of sciatica, many people search for a Dallas chiropractor. However, many others never find a long term solution. If left untreated, sciatica can get worse until everyday activities are no longer an option. The goal of this article is to improve your knowledge of sciatica as well as show how chiropractic care at Blackwell Chiropractic can help you.


What Symptoms Are Typical of Sciatica?

The key symptom that’s associated with sciatica is a shooting pain that travels from your back, through your hip, and into one or both legs. You may also experience:

  • Pain in your lower back
  • Pain in your hips
  • Pain in your backside
  • Tingling sensations in one or both legs
  • Problem controlling leg movements
  • Feeling weakness or numbness in one of your legs
  • Pain that gets worse if you sit down

Most often, sciatica is felt in one side of the body rather than both, and pain may extend right down to the foot in some cases. Pain levels can vary from patient to patient, from mild to excruciating. Even if it’s fairly mild, or intermittent, it’s best to get medical treatment to prevent the sciatica from worsening.


What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica starts when the sciatic nerve is irritated or compressed. Sciatica is caused by problems with the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine. This could be due to muscle spasms in your back or behind, which can press on the nerve. It may also be caused by:

  • Pregnancy
  • Spinal canal narrowing (lumbar spinal stenosis)
  • Vertebrae slipping over other vertebrae (spondylolisthesis)
  • Degenerative conditions affecting spinal discs

Sciatica can be made worse by:

  • Not getting enough exercise
  • Carrying too much weight
  • Sleeping on poor quality or unsuitable mattress
  • Wearing high heels

If you’re experiencing back pain, an early diagnosis can help prevent the problem from getting worse.


How Is Sciatica Treated in Dallas?

The key to successful treatment is to realign your spine to relieve the pressure on your sciatic nerve. Dr. Graham uses the Thompson Technique to achieve this. With the Thompson Technique, Dr. Graham manually manipulates your spine while you lay on a drop table. A drop table helps soften adjustments during manual manipulation.

If you suspect you have sciatica, or you’re experiencing any kind of back pain, just come on into Blackwell Chiropractic. You can also book an appointment online or over the phone.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
7:00am - 7:00pm


Tuesday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Wednesday
7:00am - 4:00pm


Thursday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Friday
7:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm

Blackwell Chiropractic

6039 Sherry Lane
Dallas, TX 75225

(214) 363-5267