Chiropractic for Sciatica
The sciatic nerve exits your spinal column from 5 different places and it joins together to form one nerve deep in the buttock muscles and runs down the back of the leg. Sciatica is a painful syndrome caused by compression or irritation of this sciatic nerve. The pain experienced with sciatica can be dull, achy, sharp, toothache-like, pins and needles or even similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms may include burning, numbness or tingling sensations, difficulty moving the affected leg and weakness in the leg muscles. There are numerous causes of sciatica. Often if any of the lower vertebrae in the lumbar spine or pelvis are misaligned it can cause irritation to the sciatic nerve and cause the debilitating symptoms of sciatica.
Chiropractic is one of the best treatments for this form of sciatica. There are also other causes of sciatica that our Chiropractors are trained specifically to diagnose. You can be confident in the knowledge that our Chiropractors are primary health care practitioners and we will determine the exact cause of your sciatica, which can also include bulging discs, bony growths on the spine, arthritis, or tight muscles in the low back and or buttocks. We can determine if your sciatica requires treatment by another specialist and can refer you directly so that you receive the best, most effective care for your particular condition in the shortest time possible.