Have you ever heard of it?
If not, you’re part of the fortunate crowd. Most likely if you have heard of this, you may know someone or have experienced a form of sciatica yourself.
For those that have experienced it, you know as well as I that this is not a pleasant thing to encounter.
Sciatica can show up in many ways, it can present as a dull constant ache in the low back that travels down the back of the leg/s, sharp shooting pain in the hip joint/s that travels to the glutes, numbness and tingling in the back of legs and feet or a combination of all the above.
Regardless of how it is presenting, it is not a good feeling.
Sciatica: What Should You Do?
The first thing many do when they are experiencing symptoms of sciatica is to consult Dr. Google.
From here, many try to self-treat and release or relieve the symptoms themselves through stretching, icing, heating, electric stimulation, resting, walking, MEDICATING pretty much anything to help.
But a lot of the time, treating only the symptom portion and not the cause will only yield temporary results.
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
Good news, is here at Cornerstone Family Chiropractic we are very skilled in this area.
Dr. Robert has seen many cases and varieties of sciatica and we’d like to say we have a very high success rate with helping to relieve and to eliminate the pain through the specific care we offer.
You see sciatica is a direct cause of nerve pressure, anytime a nerve is pinched it will create dysfunction somewhere in the body.
In this case, it presents as dysfunction of the muscles and joints of the lower back.
Rather than just treating the symptoms our approach is to find the cause of the pinched nerve and adjust the spine/pelvis especially in the direction it needs to be adjusted and then let the body do the rest… and that is to heal.
Healing does take time and repetition, something many of us have had to experience the hard way. When chiropractic is applied correctly and done specifically healing will happen.
Sciatica is no different.
Relieve Sciatica Pain Now
Do you know someone who is experiencing sciatica?
Let them know about us and you never know, you may just be the catalyst that begins their healing journey.
As your chiropractor, I am very honored to be able to care for you no matter what the reason is.
Hopefully, this short article will help you think about symptoms vs cause a little more as well as instill confidence in you to trust us and your loved ones with your health.
There are no two spines alike, there are no two people alike. This is why I prefer practicing the Gonstead method, it allows me to be as specific as possible with each person I lay my hands on.
I look forward to serving you and our community for many years to come.