Recognizing Sciatica Symptoms with Help from Your Santa Clara Chiropractor
At Hoewisch Family Chiropractic, our chiropractor in Santa Clara, Dr. David Hoewisch, has helped hundreds of people from nearby Californian communities find lasting and effective relief from their sciatica symptoms. This common condition can vary greatly in terms of severity and presentation, however Dr. Hoewisch is confident that chiropractic care is highly effective for pain management in Santa Clara no matter what's causing your sciatica nor how significant your symptoms are.
Top Sciatica Symptoms & Signs
Sciatica is essentially a nerve impingement syndrome. Exiting on the left and right side of your spinal cord (in the low back area), you have two large nerves called sciatic nerves. These are the largest nerves in your body and go on to innervate motor and sensory function in your legs.
Sometimes--due to any number of factors including bulging or herniated discs, degenerative joint disease, muscle spasm, tumors, or other issues--one of these nerves may become impinged (think "pinched"). This can lead to symptoms including:
- Lower back pain
- Buttocks and leg pain
- Numbness and tingling in the leg
- Weakness and limping in the leg
Pain associated with sciatica is often described as sharp, radiating, burning, or searing. One or both legs can be affected. A person with sciatica may also have decreased tolerance to sitting, standing, or exercising.
How Our Santa Clara Chiropractor Manages & Treats Your Sciatica Symptoms
For every patient who walks (or limps, as the case may be!) through his door, Dr. Hoewisch takes the time and diagnostic skills needed to optimally manage a person's sciatica symptoms. This includes identifying the underlying cause of sciatica as well as identifying and addressing any other contributing factors, including posture, lifestyle habits, and workplace ergonomics.
In most cases, sciatica responds exceptionally well to chiropractic care. Depending on your case, you may be prescribed a variety of non-invasive and drug-free techniques that will relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve, promote tissue healing, realign your spine, and prevent recurrence. Such techniques may include spinal adjustments, spinal decompression, corrective exercises and stretches, and lifestyle guidance.
Looking For Sciatica Treatment in Santa Clara? Call Hoewisch Family Chiropractic Today For Help
Chiropractor Dr. Hoewisch, along with the rest of his team, is honored to assist people of all ages who are looking for sciatica treatment in Santa Clara. To schedule a free initial consultation and begin your journey to healing, call Hoewisch Family Chiropractic today.