Sciatica and Chiropractic Therapy

Sciatica is a commonly experienced and painful medical condition. Fortunately, many forms of chiropractic treatment have proven to treat sciatica effectively.

About Sciatica and Its Causes

Sciatica is a symptom of a problem with the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body. It controls muscles in the back of your knee and lower leg and provides feeling to the back of your thigh, part of your lower leg, and the sole of your foot. When you have sciatica, you have pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling. It can start in the lower back and extend down your leg to your calf, foot, or even your toes. It’s usually on only one side of your body.

Causes of sciatica include:

  • A ruptured intervertebral disk
  • Narrowing of the spinal canal that puts pressure on the nerve, called spinal stenosis
  • An injury such as a pelvic fracture

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Treating Sciatica With Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic therapy can help negate the nerve irritation associated with sciatic pain. Using ultrasound treatment, TENS therapy, spinal manipulation, ice pack therapy, or other chiropractic treatment methods, you can put your sciatic pain behind you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to help alleviate your sciatic pain naturally.

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