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What is Sciatica?

Sciatica pain is a symptom of other issues, not the actual problem. It is an irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, often caused by disc issues. Although there are a number of different issues that can cause sciatica. Sciatica is generally felt on just one side of the body and is often referred to as searing or sharp as opposed to throbbing or aching. While sciatica is often caused by back related issues, it is not actually back pain.

Sciatica is very common, affecting more than 3 million people per year in the United States. Common causes of sciatica include bulging or herniated discs, bone spurs, inflammation or degeneration of the vertebrae or disc at the spinal levels of the sciatic nerve.

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We are a preferred provider and in-network with virtually every insurance plan, including Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Medicare, and too many others to name.

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Sciatica symptoms are felt in the:
  • Buttock
  • Back of the thigh, down to the calf
  • Even the toes!
Generally, sciatica can symptoms include:
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
Factors that increase your chances of developing sciatica pain:
  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Jobs that involve carrying heavy things or twisting often
  • Sedentary lifestyle or sitting for long periods of time, often at desk jobs
Remember! Sciatica is caused by an issue in your lower-back and/or pelvis. It is a symptom, not a diagnosis!

Sciatica Treatment

There are a number of different kinds of treatments for sciatica, almost all depending on the root cause. At Integrated Physical Medicine, we believe in non-invasive, non-surgical approaches whenever possible.

Some non-invasive treatments include:
  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Chiropractors at Integrated Physical Medicine can reduce sciatica by adjusting spinal structures to a more comfortable position and remove pressure from the sciatic nerve & lower spine.
  • Acupuncture
  • Sciatic nerve pain can be reduced by acupuncture. Inserting needles precisely into the right locations can cause an increase in endorphin production and cause muscle relaxation in the local area.
  • Massage Therapy
  • Sciatic nerve pain can be alleviated by massage therapy in a couple different ways. Unnecessarily tight muscles can pinch or irritate the sciatic nerves and massage therapy can reduce this tightness. A good massage also assists in the release of endorphins. These hormones can reduce both burning and throbbing pains caused by sciatica.
  • Exercise & Weight Loss
  • Exercise will strengthen and rehabilitate the back muscles and spinal structures which can reduce lumbar spine and sciatic nerve pain.
  • Heat
  • Heat will reduce the muscle tension and spasms that may be impinging on the sciatic nerve. This is a simple treatment that can alleviate pain.
  • Cold
  • Adding a cold pack to the lower back can reduce swelling & numb the sciatic nerve.

SciaticaNon-Surgical Decompression Therapy

There are numerous treatment options when it comes to sciatica. Let’s discuss non-surgical spinal decompression therapy as a treatment option.

Sciatica caused by either a disc bulge/herniation, disc degeneration, facet joint inflammation or other conditions such as spondylolisthesis can be alleviated with the use of spinal decompression therapy.

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy involves a specialized table which, once the patient is properly placed, slowly and methodically separates the involved spinal vertebrae utilizing computer-controlled traction. The separation that is created during decompression allows blood flow and other key nutrients to reach the disc, which is vital as intervertebral discs lack a direct vascular blood supply. The separation creates a vacuum phenomenon that “sucks” the bulged/herniated portion of the disc back into its intended place while also providing the aforementioned blood supply and nutrients to the damaged disc allowing healing to progress.

The end goal of spinal decompression therapy is to not only relieve the symptoms of sciatica or disc disorders but actually heal the injured disc which is unique to this type of treatment. Many other available treatment options for sciatica will simply mask the symptoms by reducing inflammation rather than healing the disc at the cellular level as happens with non-surgical spinal decompression therapy.

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How Do I Find the Best Sciatica Chiropractor Near Me?

Chiropractors exhibit a spectrum of competency, professionalism, techniques, and approaches. This can make it challenging to pick the best chiropractor near you.

A good place to start is by examining an office’s Google reviews. What do patients have to say?

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The Best Sciatica Chiropractor Will Be Covered by Insurance

Go to your insurance company’s website to see which chiropractors on your list accept insurance from your company and confirm they are preferred providers. Believe it or not, some chiropractors do not accept insurance! If you are still unsure, call the office and ask them if they are preferred providers with your insurance. By selecting a chiropractor near you that is a preferred provider for your insurance company, you are guaranteed the least expensive treatment costs. Some chiropractors advertise low prices for cash patients because they do not accept insurance. However, in most cases, using your insurance at a preferred provider will give you the lowest costs.

We are a preferred provider and in-network with virtually every insurance plan, including Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Medicare, and too many others to name.

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The best chiropractor in Evansville, Indiana is Dr. Eric L. Mitz, DC, LAC, DAAPM, FASA.

Dr. Eric L. Mitz, DC, LAC, DAAPM, FASA

One of the best chiropractors in Evansville, Indiana is Dr. Brandon Moore, DC.

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One of the best chiropractors in Evansville, Indiana is Dr. Michael D. Ray, DC, LAC.

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WE FIX IT!We Don't Just Manage Pain.We're Providing More Than Just a Back Crack.From First X-Ray to Follow-Up Day

If you are young, pain-free, with no significant history of injury or trauma, and just want a good cracking, you can go to just about any office. Virtually every chiropractor can provide you with good basic chiropractic care. However, read on if you are not young, pain-free, and without a significant history of injury or trauma.

Important Questions for Finding the Best Sciatica Chiropractor

Here are some questions to ask yourself, and if something is important to you, I’ve provided some relevant questions to ask a prospective chiropractor near you to see if they may be a good fit:

Is it important to have your pain’s cause properly diagnosed and managed? If yes, ask the prospective chiropractic offices:

  • “Are your doctors board certified in a chiropractic specialty?” (These doctors underwent several years of residency training over and above their chiropractic school training. There are currently only TWO chiropractors in Evansville that are board certified, and IPM has one!)
  • “Do you have a digital radiology suite in your office?” (IPM does!)
  • “Do you order and interpret lab work?” (IPM does!)
  • “Do you have privileges at any local hospitals?” (IPM does at all of them!)
  • “Do you have referral relationships with neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and rheumatologists locally and at Spine Centers of Excellence like IU Medical School, Washington University Medical School, University of Louisville, and Vanderbilt University? (IPM does!)
  • “Do you develop customized, personalized care plans for each patient and provide them with documentation explaining what those plans are, how long it should take to get well, and how much it will cost? (IPM does!)

Is it important to you that the chiropractor can treat your condition comprehensively? If you want more than just adjustments for your care (believe me, YOU DO!), ask the following questions:

  • Do you have licensed massage therapists on staff” and “Do you bill insurance for manual therapy services?” (IPM does!)
  • “Are you licensed to perform acupuncture?” (IPM is!)
  • “Are you licensed to perform dry needling?” (IPM does!)
  • “Do you have dedicated spinal decompression facilities?” (IPM does!)
  • “How big is your rehabilitation gym, and what equipment do you use?” (IPM’s gym is large with all the cool toys and a dedicated staff supervising your progress!)
  • “Do you have a class 4 LASER?” (This is the latest technology for treating pain and speeding up healing times. IPM has one!)
  • “Do you perform gait analysis, and if so, how?” (Your feet can greatly impact the rest of your body. At IPM, we have a 3D digital sensor system and treadmill to assess your feet and gait patterns to see if you require corrective orthotics for a total resolution of your complaints.)
  • “Do you have braces on hand?” (Offices should carry many supportive and corrective braces for the spine, pelvis, wrists, neck, knees, feet, etc. IPM does!)
  • “What other modalities and services do you offer” (In addition to the above, IPM offers therapeutic cupping, ultrasound, and electric stimulation modalities. We also carry a convenient array of home care products, including hot and cold packs, pain relieving gels, and balms. We are also proud to be the only tristate office with J-Tech equipment which allows us to accurately measure patients’ strength and mobility to assess disability in personal injury cases.)

Is it important that the office uses the latest and best equipment and technology?

  • “Do you have Cox treatment tables?” (Cox is the most widely researched and important technique for treating many painful spinal conditions and disc injuries. These treatment tables are quite expensive, so many offices skimp and cannot provide this service. IPM has four of them at our Evansville chiropractic office!)
  • “Do you have private treatment rooms? (Some chiropractors treat their patients altogether in one room. This “cattle-call” style may not bother you, but you may prefer privacy during your treatments. IPM is 100% private treatment rooms!)
  • “Do you use electronic medical records and have an online patient portal?” (IPM does!)
  • “Can I phone, text, or email you at my convenience?” (You can with IPM! Call us or text us at 812-401-2140. Email us any questions.

You do not need a referral to see a chiropractor! If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us!

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