If you’ve started to feel a little like a stiff-legged Frankenstein walking around with sciatic nerve pain, then maybe it’s time to get to the root of your pain before you start getting mistaken for the real deal amongst all of the other costumed Halloweeners this season.

You don’t have to endure the pain of what may feel like a crazed scientist sending shockingly painful jolts down your legs. Read on to ensure your pain doesn’t override your holiday.

Do You Have Sciatic Nerve Pain?

Do you identify with any of these common symptoms?:

  • Pain originating in the low back or buttock
  • Pain that travels down one or both legs
  • Pain varying in intensity and frequency
  • Dull, achy, sharp pins and needle-like pains
  • Burning, numbness, and tingling sensations

Sciatic nerve pain, often referred to as sciatica, usually occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed, similar to your Frankenstein creator taking a pair of pliers to pinch the back of your legs. The pinched nerve can usually be traced back to a herniated disk in your lower spine, pushing into the cushions of connective tissue and putting pressure on the nerves around the disk.

Bone spurs and spinal narrowing can also lead to pressure on the sciatic nerve in the lower back. If you’re cringing as you read this and feeling the familiar burn along your sciatica, tell your Frankenstein scientist to step aside in favor of a professional chiropractor.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Sciatic Nerve Pain?

You may have run the gamut of treatments for your Frankenstein gait with little to no success, but there is another treatment option out there for you. Chiropractors have been successful treating sciatica nerve pain for years.

Chiropractors focus on getting to the heart of sciatic nerve pain and helping the body heal using non-invasive, drug-free procedures. First, a chiropractor will determine exactly what is causing your sciatica, which may include diagnostic testing, x-rays, or scans. Depending on what is causing your sciatic nerve pain, treatment options range from ice/cold therapy, ultrasound, TENS, manual manipulation, and spinal adjustments.

Find a Trained Chiropractor

When you are ready to stop painfully stomping your way through the season – don’t trust just anyone to experiment on your body! Find an appropriately trained chiropractor to ensure you get the best spinal column alignment, and alleviate sciatic nerve pain. Dr. Knight at True North Chiropractic is a seasoned chiropractor who has helped a host of people find relief from sciatic nerve pain. Call 801-447-1647 today for a free consultation.