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Lower Back Pain & Sciatica

Action Chiropractic

Corey Skinner, DC

Chiropractor & Auto Injury Specialist located in Dallas, TX

A problem in your spine that causes lower-back pain is often a sign of sciatica – a painful condition involving a compressed nerve. Corey Skinner, DC, of Action Chiropractic in East Dallas, Texas, is an experienced chiropractor who has been successfully treating adults with lower-back pain in Dallas, and the surrounding communities for more than 10 years. Dr. Skinner expertly diagnoses and treats the underlying causes of your lower back pain and sciatica so you can live without pain or dependence on prescription medications. Call the office or request an appointment online today.

Lower Back Pain & Sciatica Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

If you regularly experience lower back pain, it’s usually a sign of an underlying issue such as:

  • Bulging or ruptured discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Skeletal irregularities
  • Muscle and ligament strains

If you lifted something heavy and experience pain in your lower back for a week or two, it’s nothing to worry about. But, if your pain is chronic, it makes sense to have Dr. Skinner, an expert in spinal conditions, diagnose the root cause of your symptoms so you can get the help you need to relieve pain and restore mobility.

Another cause of lower back pain could be a compressed sciatic nerve. When you have a bulging disc that puts pressure on your sciatic nerve, you often feel lower back pain and experience sharp, shooting pains down one side of your buttocks and leg. This set of symptoms is called sciatica and doesn’t usually go away without treatment.

What causes sciatica?

A variety of spinal disorders can lead to chronic sciatica symptoms from a compressed sciatic nerve. These disorders include:

  • A ruptured, bulging, or herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing around the spinal cord)
  • Injury
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis (a slipping vertebra)
  • Piriformis syndrome (a muscle irritating your sciatic nerve)
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Leading a sedentary lifestyle

Through a complete physical exam, Dr. Skinner determines if the source of your lower back pain is sciatica or another problem. Once he diagnoses the root cause of your pain, he creates an individualized therapeutic plan to provide natural pain relief and to control your symptoms so you don’t have to depend on pain medications to get through your day.

How do you treat lower back pain and sciatica?

Dr. Skinner combines gentle chiropractic adjustments, physical therapies, and progressive exercises that work together to alleviate symptoms and restore your spine to its optimal healthy state.

Spinal adjustments and exercise therapies are proven to reduce lower back pain and sciatica symptoms without medication. Additionally, Dr. Skinner often prescribes spinal decompression therapy – a safe, comfortable, nonsurgical treatment for severe, chronic, and acute lower-back pain, including sciatica.

Dr. Skinner tailors your spinal-decompression treatments to your specific spinal pain or injury. It has a 75% success rate at alleviating symptoms. The results are long-lasting, too, so you can get back to living your life without focusing on how much your lower back hurts each day.

You don’t have to go on suffering from debilitating lower back pain and sciatica. Call today to schedule an appointment or request one online to get effective, long-term results.