SCIATICA--WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP: Sciatica is a "pinching” of the sciatic nerve. The Sciatic nerves are the largest and longest nerves of the body, reaching about the size of your thumb in diameter, and running down the back of each leg. When these nerves are irritated or affected by the inflammation of nearby soft tissues, doctors refer to this as Sciatica.
The symptoms of Sciatica can vary with each person. Most commonly noted is a constant dull or boring type of pain down the back of the leg sometimes even into the foot. Numbness and tingling can also be signs of Sciatica.
The causes of the symptoms of Sciatica can include:: Herniation Misaligned Lumbar Vertabrae Soft Tissue Impingment on the nerves A combination of any of the above
Treatment For Sciatiac Pain
Call a Dallas Chiropractor to start Sciatica Treatment immediately
For the small amount of people who do not respond to Chiropractic, a referral to an MD or Orthopedist will be made to investigate other treatment options.
There are many treatments for these symptoms including drugs and surgery. however many Doctors would agree that conservative care should be utilized, before resorting to other higher risk treatments.
We do a thorough investigation into our Patients problem to determine the CAUSE of the pain or discomfort.
Chiropractic seeks to remove the interference or Subluxation causing the symptoms of Sciatica.
The only way to know if you have Sciatica is to be diagnosed.