Chanhassen sciatica specialist Dr. Ben Knight regularly treats people with sciatica using chiropractic care methods.
Sciatica describes persistent pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, down through the buttock, and into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the body, running from the lower back through the buttocks and down the back of each leg. It controls the muscles of the lower leg and provides sensation to the thighs, legs, and the soles of the feet.
Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity and frequency, and is typically described with words like “dull,” “achy,” or “sharp,” as well as phrases like “pins and needles” or “similar to electric shocks.”
Rather than resorting to drugs or surgery, your Chanhassen sciatica specialist can help relieve your sciatica using natural nerve decompression techniques. Since sciatica is generally caused by sciatic nerve compression, the doctor finds the problem and then uses decompression techniques to alleviate it.
Pain can come from any number of issues, including lumbar spine misalignments, herniated or bulging discs, pregnancy and childbirth, or tumors, for example. Dr. Knight uses chiropractic treatment to help the body heal itself. Chiropractic care from Chanhassen sciatica specialist Dr. Knight doesn’t require drugs or surgery. Instead, things like ice/cold therapy, ultrasound heat, and adjustments (spinal manipulations) are used to reduce nerve irritability. Rather than let your sciatica linger, which can lead to weakness, muscle wasting, and numbness/tingling all the way down to your toes, it’s best to have a professional tend to the problem sooner than later and get it taken care of properly.
Chanhassen sciatica specialist Dr. Ben Knight knows how to get rid of your shooting, stabbing, burning pain. If you feel like you’ve had the life sucked out of you thanks to sciatica, you need to see your Chanhassen sciatica specialist at Abundant Life Chiropractic Health Center. Call 952-300-8338 to make your appointment today.