It has been found that chiropractors are able to treat many more issues than you think. Though chiropractors are spine specialists, they can also take proper care of entire musculoskeletal system.
Although you can find a back doctor to help with sciatic pain however, it has been seen that chiropractors are more effective to get rid of all your sciatic pain.
They use the following 4 methods to treat sciatic nerve pain.
- Ice therapy
It is quite simple therapy where they will apply ice on the area where you may be experiencing very sharp pain and it can reduce inflammation. Such treatment will usually continue for 2 – 7 days.
There is another great method done with ice therapy which is ice massage.
This is short form of the treatment called Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. In this treatment, electrical pads are applied on your body in those locations where you may be experiencing pain.
They will send controlled electrical current on those places to reduce pain as well as muscle spasm.
Ultrasound is normally used for increasing circulation and also reduces stiffness, swelling and muscle spasm with the help of gentle heat waves that this ultrasound will create. All these heat waves will penetrate deep into your tissues.
Proper adjustment will be used for getting your body back to proper alignment. Such treatment is referred to as a manual manipulation also as it is where your chiropractor will use their hands to realign your total body in the way it should be.
It will help with nerve irritation, movement restriction, inflammation, muscle spasm and any other symptoms related to sciatica.
Above 4 of these methods that explained can be helpful when it is related to only sciatica pain. Normally the chiropractor will first look for the actual root of the problem why your sciatic pain has developed in order to help you to offer best treatment method.
Often, they may offer combination of all four or just any one of above methods and help you to provide relief from your sciatic pain.