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Why Should You Choose Chiropractic for Sciatica Treatment?

Written By Skaggs Chiropractic on June 14, 2019

iStock 482141332Did you know sciatica is extremely common? Up to 40% of people will suffer from sciatica pain at some point in their lifetime.

Unfortunately, many people resort to controlling the pain with over-the-counter medications or even invasive surgeries. Like plenty of sciatic pain will tell you, these treatments do little to solve the problem.

Non-invasive chiropractic care in Joplin, MO offers a different sciatica treatment.

What Causes Sciatica?

If you have shooting pain that radiates from your hip down into your leg, there’s a good chance you’re suffering from sciatica. You may also experience:

  • Low back pain
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness in your legs
  • Pain in one hip or buttock
  • Pain that’s worse while sitting

Sciatica isn’t a condition in itself – it's a symptom. Nerves become compressed from herniated discs or bone overgrowth in the lumbar spine which eventually leads to that familiar shooting pain. Pregnancy, muscle spasms, and conditions like spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease can also trigger sciatica.

That’s why you should never ignore lower back pain. Your spine’s vertebrae are extremely delicate, so minor injuries or years of poor posture can result in painful damage.

Why is Chiropractic the Right Choice for Sciatica Treatment in Joplin, MO?

Dr. Skaggs at Skaggs Chiropractic in Joplin, Missouri has decades of experience treating patients for sciatic pain. His practice offers several non-invasive options to treat your sciatica pain at its source instead of simply masking symptoms.

With cold laser therapy, Dr. Skaggs uses a process similar to photosynthesis in plants to trigger your spine’s natural healing ability with light from lasers.

Dr. Skaggs also uses interferential therapy to jumpstart the healing process and reduce inflammation using high-frequency waves.

Both treatments are completely painless and most beneficial when combined with chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy.

Stop suffering from chronic sciatica pain. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Skaggs and his friendly team today by calling 417-624-4242.

Posted In: Chiropractic Sciatica Treatment