About 40% of people in the United States will develop sciatica pain at some point in their lives. To reduce the severity and frequency of your pain, Ross Gould, DC, and the team at Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center offer comprehensive chiropractic care at the office in Chatsworth, California. In addition to spinal alignments, the team offers advanced laser therapy and massage therapy to keep the pressure off of your sciatic nerve and preserve the flexibility of your lower spine. Book online or call Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center today to schedule a sciatica consultation.
Sciatica describes pain that results from irritation or inflammation of your sciatic nerve, the large nerve that travels from your lower back and down through your buttocks, legs, and feet.
When a bone spur or herniated disc in your lower spine presses on the sciatic nerve, it can cause persistent pain and interfere with your mobility.
The hallmark symptom of sciatic is shock-like pain sensations that occur in your lower back with certain movements. If too much pressure is put on your sciatic nerve, you might also experience tingling, numbness, and weakness in any area where your sciatic nerve travels.
When sciatica pain becomes severe and chronic, the team at Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center can customize a chiropractic care plan to help you find relief.
The goal of chiropractic care for sciatica is to relieve the pressure on your sciatic nerve that’s causing your symptoms.
The team at Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center uses chiropractic adjustment techniques to manipulate your spine and restore vertebrae to their proper alignment.
Dr. Gould also uses spinal decompression therapy to relieve pressure on your sciatic nerve. This therapy involves the use of a traction table that helps deeply stretch your lower back to relieve the irritation and inflammation of your sciatic nerve.
In addition to routine chiropractic care, the Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center team offers other services to relieve pain including laser and massage therapies.
Laser therapy uses warm, class 4 laser technology to stimulate the natural healing of damaged tissues and reduce persistent inflammation.
The team directs the laser into the soft tissues surrounding your sciatic nerve to trigger your body’s own ability to heal. Laser treatments increase the production of new, healthy cells to replace those damaged by injury or disease.
Massage therapy is an effective way to release muscle tension and improve blood circulation in your body to help you heal. When combined with chiropractic care, massage therapy can prevent additional sciatica-related pain and keep your lower back flexible and healthy.
If sciatica is limiting what you can do physically, schedule a consultation online or call Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center today.