Sciatica Chiropractic Treatment in Kansas City
Sciatica is a general term in reference to pain along the sciatic nerve that presents around the buttocks but often is caused by a referral pattern from the low back or hip.
Sciatica which typically occurs around the buttocks or gluteal muscles is usually caused by some form of compression along the nerves exiting the lower back or lumbar spine. These nerves combine to form the sciatic nerve which is where the term sciatica originates from. Sciatica can present as sharp pain, achiness, numbness or tingling. It usually occurs on one side of the body but may appear on both sides. Sciatica is usually quite easy to treat conservatively depending on the cause of the pain.
- Back pain
- Sharp pains
- Pins and Needles
Treatments for Sciatica
The treatment options for sciatica typically consists of conservative management like chiropractic care or physical therapy, oral steroids, epidurals or surgery. Patients are highly encouraged to start with conservative care as more invasive options may produce poor long-term outcomes or potential hazardous side effects.
Are you suffering from Sciatica?
F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic utilizes a combination of techniques to treat sciatica. Our doctors have been trained in McKenzie Method which is highly effective at eliminating low back pain or sciatica. McKenzie Method uses repetitive loading procedures to reduce the derangement causing the pain or restriction in normal joint or soft tissue motion.
We also utilize a variety of soft tissue methods including Dry Needling, Graston and A.R.T. to reduce myofascial adhesions and inflammation. Lastly, F.I.T. will often give a variety of corrective exercises to improve breathing, posture and bracing to not only treat the current symptoms but also prevent the pain from returning once it has resolved.
Possible Treatments for Sciatica
For other treatment options, check out our physical therapy services for sciatica.
The Chiropractic Graston Technique is one of the leading instrument assisted soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.Learn More
Dry Needling is the process of using a thin needle inserted into a trigger point to relieve a contracture within a muscle.Learn More
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the most common sciatica treatment?
Sciatica is often stemming from another part of the body therefore we must first establish the root of the pain to administer appropriate treatments. We can provide a variety of soft tissue therapies, joint mobilizations and rehabilitative exercises to address the root dysfunction.
Are there sciatica stretches I can do between visits?
Yes during your visit with one of our F.I.T. chiropractors you will be equipped with exercises and stretches you can do at home in between visits to promote healing and reduce your sciatica symptoms.
What is the best way to relieve sciatica nerve pain?
Everyone is different and as such there is no one size fits all to relieving sciatica nerve pain. Individuals respond differently to treatment and movement patterns therefore a whole body functional assessment must be performed prior to assigning specific treatments.
are you suffering from sciatica?
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.
Visit your local F.I.T. Chiropractor
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.