What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is characterized by pain that originates in the low back or buttock that travels into one or both legs. Sciatic pain can be described as dull, sharp, achy pains similar to an electric shock-like shooting pain.
Causes of sciatica.
Sciatica is generally caused by sciatic nerve compression. Lumbar spine subluxations, misalignments of the vertebrae, herniated and bulging discs, pregnancy and childbirth can all be root causes of sciatica.
Chiropractic treatment of sciatica symptoms
Digital x ray is a great technology to use in identifying sciatica and its causes. Once the examining doctor diagnoses the condition a treatment plan will then be set out for the patient suffering from the symptoms of sciatica. Spinal manipulation has been proven effective in treating this condition and will help restore misaligned vertebrae to their proper position in the spinal column. Spinal adjustments help reduce nerve irritability responsible for inflammation, muscle spasms, pain and other symptoms related to sciatica.
Call our Sterling Heights office today to schedule an appointment if you feel you are suffering from symptoms caused by sciatica.