Sciatica

Chiropractor for Sciatica Treatment and Relief

SciaticaAre you experiencing back pain that won’t go away?

Sciatica or sciatic pain is an irritation of the sciatic nerve or the nerve roots which make up the sciatic nerve.  Sciatica is a group of symptoms usually characterized by pain that travels down one leg (sometimes both), numbness, tingling, pins and needles sensation, and/or weakness in the involved leg.  Low-back pain may accompany sciatic pain, but not always.

Treat the cause, not the symptoms

There are numerous causes of sciatica.  Generally, sciatica is caused by a compression of a nerve root or multiple nerve roots in the lumbar spine.  Disc herniations, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and other spinal conditions can all cause sciatic pain symptoms.  However, the sciatic nerve itself may be irritated due to tight muscles or trigger points.

It is very important to get evaluated to determine the cause of the problem.  Once diagnosed, the doctor can properly treat your condition.  Dr. Pettis has successfully treated many patients who have suffered from sciatic pain.  Treatment often consists of soft-tissue therapy, electric muscle stimulation, ice therapy, and chiropractic manipulation.   If you are experiencing sciatic pain, make an appointment today so we can help you relieve your pain.

 

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