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Sciatica Relief in Lincoln

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Sciatica is a condition that can cause significant discomfort, but with the right care and treatment, it doesn’t have to define your life. This pain, which follows the path of your sciatic nerve from your lower back down through each leg, often occurs when this nerve is compressed or irritated.

Recognizing the Symptoms

Sciatica presents itself in various ways, including:

  • Pain: This can range from a mild ache to sharp, shooting pain that travels from your lower back or buttocks down your leg. The pain can be intermittent or consistent.
  • Numbness or tingling: You might feel these sensations along the nerve pathway, often extending into your foot or toes.
  • Muscle weakness: This can manifest as difficulty moving your leg or foot or a sensation of “weakness” in the affected leg.

Uncovering the Causes

Several factors can lead to sciatica, such as

Herniated or Bulging Disc: When the soft inner core of a spinal disc pushes through a weakened or damaged outer layer, it can press on the nearby nerve roots, causing sciatica symptoms.

Spinal Stenosis: This is a narrowing of the spinal canal, often due to aging or degenerative conditions, which leads to compression of the nerves.

Piriformis Syndrome: In this case, the sciatic nerve can get compressed or irritated by the piriformis muscle in the buttocks, causing sciatic-like symptoms.

Spondylolisthesis: This condition occurs when a vertebra slips forward onto the bone below it, potentially pinching the nerve.

Providing Hope Through Chiropractic Care

Dr. Spencer provides hope and healing help for those suffering from sciatica by addressing its root causes and alleviating symptoms. His personalized comprehensive approach includes

Spinal Adjustments: Dr. Spencer performs these to realign the vertebrae, reducing pressure on the affected nerves and alleviating pain. He can use the Torque Release Technique (TRT), which is incredibly gentle and precise.

Soft Tissue Therapy: Techniques like massage, myofascial release, or trigger point therapy can help relax muscles, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Exercises and Stretching: Dr. Spencer may recommend specific exercises and stretches to strengthen your spine-supporting muscles and improve flexibility, easing sciatic nerve compression.

Posture and Lifestyle Guidance: Advice on ergonomic adjustments, proper posture, and lifestyle modifications can help prevent future episodes of sciatica.

Our approach to sciatica often involves a comprehensive treatment plan that might include other modalities or referrals for additional medical care if necessary. We’re committed to reducing your pain, improving your function, and addressing the underlying causes contributing to your sciatic nerve irritation or compression.

Book an Appointment

If sciatica has sidelined you from what you love and what you need to do, contact Adjusted Life Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment.


Sciatica Relief Lincoln NE | (402) 413-9464