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Sciatica Treatment in Paris, IL
At Hancock Chiropractic Center, our experienced chiropractor in Paris, IL specializes in helping you achieve your wellness objectives. Specifically, Dr. John Hancock has years of experience in utilizing chiropractic care to help patients achieve the highest standard of health and wellness. We also offer treatment for a number of medical conditions related to the spinal and central nervous systems, including sciatica.
Understanding Sciatica and Sciatica Symptoms
Sciatica is a painful medical condition that results in the compression of the sciatic nerve, a large nerve that runs down the lower back and into one or both legs. When excessive pressure is placed on this nerve (usually due to a herniated disc or some other spinal problem), the nerve is triggered—resulting in severe pain. In addition to pain in the back, legs, hips, and lower extremities, some people suffering from sciatica also experience:
- a burning sensation
- muscle weakness
- leg numbness or tingling
Sciatica differs from your "typical" lower back pain because we can pinpoint the exact nerve that is being affected. Furthermore, most cases of lower back pain don't result in symptoms like leg numbness or tingling, so this is a distinguishing factor that can be helpful in finding an accurate diagnosis.
Another condition related to sciatica is known as phantom sciatica, which occurs after the initial sciatic nerve pain has been treated. This doesn't occur often (typically in less than 10% of patients) but is caused by a sensitive sciatic nerve erroneously sending pain signals to the brain. Typically, this condition will go away on its own, but in some cases, additional treatment may be required.
Sciatica Treatment in Paris IL
If you think you may be suffering from sciatica, the good news is that Hancock Chiropractic Center offers sciatica treatment in Paris, IL. All of our treatment options are non-invasive and drug-free, so you don't have to worry about potential risks and side effects that come along with other types of treatment (such as surgeries or heavy prescription painkillers).
Since sciatica is usually caused by a herniated or bulging disc, the best treatment is typically spinal decompression therapy. With this therapy, we are able to decompress the spine, which in turn allows the herniated or bulging discs that have been pressing on the sciatic nerve to return to their proper positions within the spinal column. Often times, manual chiropractic adjustment may also be recommended in conjunction with decompression therapy; this skilled manipulation of the spine will allow us to improve the spine's overall alignment and reduce pressure on the sciatic and other nerves, allowing you to find sciatica relief in Paris.
Request an Appointment with Our Paris IL Chiropractor Today!
If you're suffering from symptoms of sciatica, don't put off scheduling an appointment with our Paris, IL chiropractor. You can reach Hancock Chiropractic Center by calling 217-466-1150; we'll find an appointment slot that works with your schedule and take the time to answer any questions you may have about our practice.