Suffering From Sciatica?

Emergency room doctors say that sciatica is one of the most common things they encounter each year in Pittsburgh. While there are large numbers of people that have this issue, many never achieve a long-term solution. Their sciatic pain continues to worsen because they have not received the correct treatment. This article from Morreale Chiropractic will help you to understand the ins and outs of this condition and how chiropractic care can help you overcome it.

Many people wonder what sciatica feels like? Patients often describe the pain of sciatica as a slight discomfort to the most extreme unbearable pain. Sciatic pain can show up in different areas of the leg and foot, and many times the pain will come and go. Over years of time people tend to go through periods of pain that typically intensify as the problem goes unchecked.

Sciatica in Pittsburgh

The pelvic and lumbar spine are usually the areas that a sciatic issue will start from. This area of the spine is very complicated and it can be difficult to locate the problem. Our team will be able to work with you to zero in on the source. From there they will need to work with you to improve the position of the spine and discs.

Some patients say that all they did was bend over to pick up a piece of paper and they were hit with extreme pain. They don't understand how an easy task caused them so much pain. The reality is that their condition was probably developing over years of time, that piece of paper just happened to be the last straw. Most spinal problems don't happen overnight, they build up over years of time.

How Long Does it Take to Correct Sciatica?

Treatment length for sciatic pain can vary significantly from patient to patient. Some people respond very quickly while others take more time to recover. It really depends on the condition of the disc or the joints that the chiropractor has to correct. In most cases, the longer the issue persists, the longer it will take to achieve correction. The great news is that it typically takes less time to fix an issue like this than it took to create it.

In the US the amount of people that end up with back surgery is staggering, and the low success rate is disappointing. It's estimated that back surgery is only about 15% effective within a five year period of time. That's simply not good enough for you.

Does your sciatica bother you?

Sciatica pain is largely associated with lower back pain. However, it is a more specific way for doctors of chiropractic care to narrow down the issue and focus treatment to find sciatic nerve pain relief. Many folks get confused when it comes to sciatica treatment because patients want to focus on the treatment of the actual sciatic nerve, when truly the pain derives from another issue in the spine. While there is a possibility that the sciatic nerve may be damaged, the pain is typically a symptom of another diagnosable condition.

Morreale Chiropractic starts sciatica pain treatment at the source instead of focusing on the sciatic nerve because the treatment of the source will provide long term pain relief. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body, and it is comprised of many smaller nerves that branch out to the body.

Symptoms Of Sciatica Nerve Pain

  • Radiates from the lower back through the buttocks and into the leg
  • Only on one side - it rarely happens to both sides at once
  • Sharp, burning, tingling pain
  • Hard to move the leg or foot due to weakness or numbness
  • Sitting worsens pain but standing and walking may be difficult

How Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief Is Found With Chiropractic Care

Since chiropractic medicine focuses on the health of the brain, spine, and spinal nerves, the root of our treatment is in proper spinal alignment. All too frequently, we see patients with misaligned spines that place extensive pressure on the sciatic nerve. A spinal alignment can alleviate this pain.

If you are serious about turning this problem around, and avoiding surgery, call our team at Morreale Chiropractic in Pittsburgh today. We are here to answer any questions you have and we look forward to meeting you soon.

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7:30am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm

3:00pm - 7:00pm

7:30am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm


Morreale Chiropractic
874 Butler Street Suite 1
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
(412) 781-3150