If you are suffering from sciatica, it's time to get some help. Dr. Paul Robinson D.C., PLLC is a chiropractor at Aspire Family Chiropractic in the Waterford Township who would love to help. Below is more information about sciatica and how chiropractic care can help.
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a condition caused by impingement of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. Sciatica causes pain and other symptoms in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. The sciatic nerve is located on both sides of the body, but sciatica typically only affects one side at a time.
Risk Factors for Sciatica
There are several risk factors for sciatica. Age is a major factor in sciatica. A herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or a bony spur can also cause the compression of the sciatic nerve. When discs break down in the spine due to age or other causes, compression of the sciatic nerve is also more likely.
Symptoms of Sciatica
The most common and widely known symptom of sciatica is low back pain travels to the buttock, going down one leg, all the way to the foot. This pain can be minimal to intense. Sitting for a long time, coughing, and sneezing can make the pain more intense.
Other symptoms of sciatica include muscle weakness, tingling, and numbness.
Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica
Chiropractic adjustments can reduce the pain and other symptoms of sciatica. Since sciatica affects the spine, realigning the spine with the neck can take the pressure off of muscles and other soft tissue, reducing low back pain and other pain from sciatica.
We use several different chiropractic techniques here at Aspire Family Chiropractic. These techniques include the Thompson Technique, Diversified Technique, Gonstead Technique, Applied Kinesiology, and Activator Technique. A combination of these techniques may be used to reduce your sciatica symptoms.
We can also recommend exercises you can perform at home in between your treatment visits to speed up the healing process as well.
Contact us if you have any questions about our facility or chiropractic care. We are here to help you in any way that we can.
Waterford Township Chiropractor
Make an appointment with us at your earliest convenience to get treated for sciatica. You can visit Dr. Paul Robinson D.C., PLLC at Aspire Family Chiropractic, 3901 Highland Road Ste. D-3, Waterford, MI 48328. If you prefer making an appointment with us over the phone, you can call us at (248) 877-6678.