Experiencing pain in your lower back and upper legs raises concerns about your health. Whether it stems from an injury to your back or it does not have an obvious cause, sciatica treatment through natural solutions allows individuals on Oahu to focus on long-term goals and heal without taking harsh medications or using extreme measures.
What is Sciatica?
A sciatica refers to a pinched nerve in the lower back. Specifically, it means that the sciatic nerve is pinched or has too much pressure on the nerve for comfort. Depending on the severity of the discomfort you experience, Dr. Paul Kurihara develops a personalized treatment plan that assists with your goals.
The common signs of the condition include:
- Numbness or tingling in your legs and lower back
- Pain in the back
- A feeling similar to cramping in the muscles
- Shooting pains when changing positions, sneezing or coughing
The causes of the condition depend on the situation. A back injury often results in a pinched nerve, but it is not the only possible cause of the pain. In some cases, a slipped or herniated disc causes the additional pain and discomfort.
Ways Chiropractic Care Helps Treat Sciatica
A sciatica chiropractor provides appropriate treatments based on the situation and personal goals. In most cases, we focus on the specific underlying factors that contribute to the pain that you experience. We use chiropractic adjustments to improve the alignment of your spine and appropriate decompression solutions when necessary for your health.
Since the problem stems from a subluxation or a problem with the nerves, we address the situation based on your goals and needs. We provide appropriate treatments based on the severity of your symptoms and make recommendations for stretches and exercises that help with your long-term goals and situation.
Treating sciatic nerve pain and pinched nerves in your back depends on your situation. Chiropractic care provides the tools that you need to address the situation and focus on accomplishing your personal goals. Contact Dr. Kurihara today at (808) 486-6696 to learn more about treatments for sciatic nerve pain or for an appointment.