Sciatica

What is Sciatica?

The technical name for this is Lumbar Radiculopathy, and is caused by pressure on the lower lumbar nerve roots or sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in your body. When this nerve is pinched, squeezed, stretched, or irritated, people experience mild to severe pain depending on the location and how much pressure is being applied to the nerve

What Are Symptoms Of Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down through the hips, buttocks, legs, and feet, making the pain easy to identify. People suffering from sciatica experience symptoms through their lower back, hips, buttocks, legs, and feet that feel like:

  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Burning sensation
  • Numbness
  • Weakness

Common causes are often structural misalignments, postural imbalances, and nerve interference (subluxation). Other causes of sciatica can include a herniated disc, degenerative disc issues, and spinal stenosis. Whether it’s a collapsed arch in the foot to spinal nerve root stress, our comprehensive exam can help locate the underlying source of malfunction. These causes don’t have to be debilitating and in fact, we can help prevent them and improve them with regular chiropractic care and other non-invasive procedures.

Chiropractic care has a tremendous record of successfully helping people with sciatic pain but is by no means limited by any condition. Chiropractic works because it removes nerve interference and restores function and structure to the body. If you suffer from asthma, allergies, back pain, neck pain, joint pain, headaches/migraines, digestion problems, fatigue, high blood pressure, depression, stiffness, or just feel like you aren’t performing at your best, you could benefit from a Chiropractic Checkup.

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