The Science of Sciatica: How to Beat the Pain

Sciatica is a common impingement syndrome, with various causes and degrees of pain.

Essentially, the sciatic nerve, which happens to be the largest nerve in the human body, becomes pinched. The symptoms associated with sciatica can range from cramp-like irritation and numbing in the buttocks and legs, to sharp and shooting pain throughout the leg and lower extremities.

What causes sciatica?

As it can be caused by a multitude of factors, it is essential to get a proper diagnosis of the cause of your sciatica. We will begin with a series of diagnostic tests to determine the cause and severity of your condition. We can determine whether the pain is caused by disc herniation, piriformis syndrome, spinal misalignment, or simple things like sitting with a wallet in your back pocket that can put unnecessary pressure on the nerve.

How can we treat it effectively?

Once an accurate diagnostic picture is achieved, we prescribe a course of action to scale back the pain by treating the underlying cause. We will treat the affected area with regular spinal adjustments, helping to recover lost mobility and encourage the nervous system to resume a natural schedule of healing. We also offer massage that targets specific points in order to relieve pain. Trigger point therapy and hip stretches can synergize with chiropractic adjustment to effectively, safely treat your sciatica.

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