Sciatica can be a slight numbness or tingling of the legs or feet to a sharp, shooting pain. Sciatica can be very painful and persistent. It often gets worse over time and if not taken care of, sciatica can become a chronic and debilitating condition.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It is made up of smaller nerves originating from the spinal cord in the low back region, these nerves join together and travel under the muscles of the buttocks and carries on down the legs. Even though you may be suffering from leg or calf pain, chances are the nerve is being compressed or irritated along its path and the pain is not derived from the leg. If left untreated, surrounding nerves and tissues can become affected. Doctors have found that the pain experienced with sciatica can be a result of a misalignment of the vertebrae of the low back, a spasm of the piriformis muscle, a pelvic misalignment, and/or a combination of the above.
Symptoms of Sciatica
- Burning, stabbing, throbbing and radiating pain in the buttocks or down the back of the leg
How We Can Help
We use state-of-the-art scanning technology to measure nervous system function and progress throughout a patients care. This scanning technology allows use to see what root causes are contributing to the patients symptoms. The scans are done during the first visit for every patient as well as at the end of treatment plans to compare and demonstrate changes that were made during their care. In addition, the initial consultation includes a detailed history and chiropractic examination. The history includes any past illnesses or problems experienced, the details of the current complaint, and social and family health. During the chiropractic examination a series of tests are performed for specific areas of the body; including the spine and any extremities deemed necessary by one of our chiropractors.
Our chiropractors use specialized techniques with an emphasis on SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique). Other techniques include Diversified, Gonstead and CMRT (Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Technique). Our doctors also have a background in soft tissue techniques (massage therapy) and training in fascial movement taping. Our client demographic is very diverse including families, pregnant women, infants/toddlers and athletes of all ages. Our athletes vary from young athletes, weekend warriors, college athletes and professional competing athletes.