Due to the fact that sciatica is usually complicated by poor core muscle strength and poor postural habits, it is important that it is treated by someone who truly understands the workings of the spine.
One problem is that because the pain resulting from nerve entrapment can often become so severe, many patients are sent straight to surgery. Unfortunately, low back surgery usually does not remove the root cause of the problem, only the consequence, leading to further surgical intervention, and eventual fusion surgery, which has a poor long-term prognosis.
At the International Chiropractic Clinic we understand that this condition is the result of a functional problem and we allow the body to heal simply by improving the spine’s function. Everything we do makes complete sense and these adjustments can be very effective in treating a sciatic problem.
Sciatic pain is caused when the sciatic nerves are irritated and a flare-up can result in lower back pain, burning, cramping or numbness that radiates into the thighs, legs, ankles, feet and toes. This occurs when the important nerves are irritated or pinched as they leave the spine in the low back. This can be an indication of a serious and worsening condition that can become quite disastrous for your health as nerves become more compressed. Sciatic pain can occur with disc problems, poor posture, spinal arthritis, muscle imbalance or trauma. Previous treatment may have involved pain medications, muscle relaxers, physical therapy and even surgery.
We use carefully directed and controlled force to remove the interference, DTS Decompression (an advanced and highly effective form of traction to relieve disc pressure) and stretching to open the joints and also, importantly, home exercises to improve flexibility and build up necessary spinal stability. Initially we will conduct a thorough history, exam and consultation to determine if you are a candidate for our rehabilitation protocols. Suffering from leg or hip pain due to spinal dysfunction is unnecessary and if ignored, it will usually get worse. Call today to find out how to change your current painful condition.
If you are unsure and need more information you can make an appointment for a consultation with our doctor to confirm that you are indeed in the right place.