Sciatica Treatments

The medical condition known as sciatica is characterized by pain and numbness across your lower back, one or both legs and the buttocks. Sciatica can create significant discomfort, which can easily disrupt your daily activities. At Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Center, Dr. Brenda Kingen and her team of professionals serve the greater Saint Louis and Brentwood, MO, communities, offering a variety of non-invasive chiropractic treatment options that can help relieve current symptoms and prevent future sciatic flare-ups.

What is Sciatica?

The condition known as sciatica develops when the human body’s largest nerve – the sciatic nerve originating from the lower back and branching down each leg, becomes irritated, compressed, or inflamed. The result can be debilitating pain that originates in the lower back region, radiating down your leg.

Sciatic pain usually results due to one of the following -

  • An injury to your lower back.
  • A disc herniation.
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Repetitive stress such as long term sitting or twisting

How Can a Chiropractor Help Relieve Sciatica Pain and Symptoms?

Dr. Kingen employs various techniques that can help alleviate the pressure on the sciatic nerve generating the pain. Patients of Chiropractic Wellness Center may potentially receive one or a combination of these chiropractic services -

  • Chiropractic adjustments/manipulations.
  • Spinal Decompression.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Active Release Technique.
  • Electric Muscle Stimulation

Additionally, Dr. Kingen can offer lifestyle guidance and help define those ways you can proactively help prevent a future sciatica flare-up. This might include posture advice regarding the proper way to lift a heavy object safely.

Home or Self-Care For Sciatica

With a chiropractor's guidance, the following advice may offer insight into the ways you can help yourself when sciatica pain flares up.

  • Hot/Cold applications –
    • Heat encourages blood flow and healing. Do NOT apply either directly against the skin.
    • Ice numbs pain and reduces inflammation.
  • Routinely stretch gently to preserve your flexibility and range of motion.
  • Research suggests that gentle exercise can help reduce pain while strengthening core muscles.

Contact Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Center for Sciatica Relief.

Are you experiencing back or leg pain? Contact Dr. Kingen or a Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Center's staff in Brentwood, MO, at 314-646-0013 or online. Dr. Kingen and her team of professionals look forward to personalizing a treatment plan to regain a pain-free daily life. 

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2001 S. Hanley Road, Suite 220 | Brentwood, MO 63144

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Our General Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

By Appointment

Sunday:

Closed

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