Although sciatica is a symptom of other conditions and is not itself a disorder, radiating pain along the sciatic nerve can be debilitating and is the most frequent neurologic ailment in the United States other than headaches.
Our Arlington Heights chiropractor team treat an array of conditions. We have successfully offered patients relief from sciatica for over 35 years. Serving Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, Rolling Meadows and surrounding suburbs since 1981 First Health Associates’ Center for Integrative Medicine is proud to offer our patients an effective, non-surgical sciatica relief.
The safest and most conservative forms of sciatica treatments happens in the hands of a skilled chiropractor. We specialize in sciatica relief and non-invasive, non-surgical sciatica nerve treatment.
Sciatica symptoms occur when a condition of the spine, such as a bulging or ruptured (herniated) disc, often referred to as a slipped disc, causes the sciatic nerve to be pinched or compressed. This can result in sensations of shooting pain or numbness in the lower back, and pain can even radiate pain downward into the buttocks, thighs, calves and feet.
Our Arlington Heights Chiropractors Offer Safe, Effective Sciatica Treatments
The type of chiropractic therapy we provide will depend on its cause. Once you have a clear diagnosis of the cause of your sciatic nerve encroachment we can lay out an appropriate treatment plan. The first priority is sciatica relief.
Spinal adjustments and manipulation, which are at the core of chiropractic care, free up movement of the spine where it is restricted and help to restore misaligned vertebrae to their correct positions along the spinal column. This helps relieve pressure and reduce the nerve irritability that cause the painful symptoms. Chiropractors may also advise the use of heat or cold to loosen tight muscles, relieve inflammation and stop the spasms that often occur.
Our sciatica treatments often include: flexion/distraction, stretch and therapeutic exercise, acupuncture and, of course, spinal adjustments and manual manipulation of the spine. Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) are highly trained in spinal alignment, and thereby address the underlying conditions that cause sciatic pain.
An Integrative Approach in Sciatica Pain Treatment
In addition to employing chiropractic for sciatica pain we offer an array of non-surgical sciatica treatment options. Medically our low back pain doctor is trained in Physiatry, a non-surgical medical rehabilitation specialty. Medical physician Dr. Jason Gruss, MD is a fellow in the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has been helping patients suffering from neck and lower back pain for over 13 years.
Also on staff is acupuncturist Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China), who taught acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in China for 23 years before immigrating to the US. Dr Zhu virtually wrote the book on acupuncture for neck and back pain. Often our Arlington Heights Chiropractor sciatica pain team will work together with these disciplines offering you the greatest chance for a non-surgical sciatica pain solution.
Since 1981, First Health’s Arlington Heights chiropractor team has been working closely with both our on-staff medical physicians and local medical physicians to provide the best integrative medical care in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Our experienced chiropractors are highly and uniquely trained to locate, diagnose sciatica and provide safe and effective sciatica treatments. Conveniently located off I-90, near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads, First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Elk Grove, Palatine and Des Plaines.
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