Chiropractic View of the Spine
Conditions We Treat
Acute Low Back Pain
Neck & Upper Back Pain
Personal Injury / Whiplash
Plantar Fasciitis, foot pain
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
Babies & Children
You donít need to be sick or in pain to benefit from regular chiropractic adjustments. Routine spinal adjustments can play a vital role in preventative health care.
Sciatica is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general
compression or irritation to one or more of the five spinal nerve roots that
give rise to the sciatic nerve.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body and runs down the back
of the leg branching off as it descends. Compression or irritation of the
sciatic nerve can be caused by vertebral misalignment causing inflammation in
the intervertebral discs and surrounding soft tissues.
Pain and symptoms are felt in the lower back, buttock, or various parts of the
leg and foot. In addition to pain, which is sometimes severe, there may be
numbness, muscular weakness, pins and needles or tingling and difficulty in
moving or controlling the leg. Typically, the symptoms are only felt on one side
of the body but can be felt in both legs.
Chiropractic adjustments to the low back area specifically causing compression
or irritation to the sciatic nerve will realign the involved vertebrae,
relieving pressure and inflammation in the intervertebral disc and surrounding
soft tissues. Once inflammation is reduced in the disc and soft tissue,
irritation or compression of the nerve is no longer present, thus relieving the
symptoms associated with sciatica.