Sciatica can be a slight numbness or tingling of the legs or feet to a sharp, shooting pain. Sciatica can be very painful and persistent. It often gets worse over time and if not taken care of, sciatica can become a chronic and debilitating condition.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It is made up of smaller nerves that leave the spinal cord of the low back, join together and travel under the muscles of the buttocks and carries on down the legs. Even though you may be suffering from leg or calf pain, chances are the nerve is being compressed or irritated along it’s path and the pain is not derived from the leg. If left untreated, surrounding nerves and tissues can become affected.
The doctors have found that the pain experienced with sciatica can be a result of a misalignment of the vertebrae of the low back, a spasm of the piriformis muscle, a pelvic misalignment, and/or a combination of the above.
Symptoms of Sciatica
· Radiating pain
At Clark Chiropractic we utilize many different treatments to get the best results and customize treatments for each patient. We use a state of the art digital x-ray machine to get an in-depth look at what each person has going on to determine the best treatment plan; utilizing therapies, such as electrical stim, ultrasound, traction, myofascial release, light and infrared therapy, trigger therapy, cupping, and CBD treatments helps to get results quicker and more effectively. Our Chiropractors are capable of using many different styles of adjusting to meet the needs of each individual patient. In conjunction with or as a stand-alone treatment, our doctors also perform acupuncture.