About Sciatica

Sciatica is one of the most common ailments chiropractors see. What is sciatica? Sciatica is a condition where the patient has pain in their leg. The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the body. When the sciatic nerve is compromised in any way, the resulting pain affects all of the muscles connected to it, causing a radiating pain that originates in the lower back and runs down the leg to the foot. Causes and symptoms There are many reasons for sciatic pain. The major cause is from a lumbar disc herniation, which is when there is a rupture of the disc supporting the lumbar vertebrae in the lower spine. This can cause the disc to press on the sciatic nerve. Additionally, you may ex

In Pain? Chiropractic May Be Just What You Need!

Pain is a symptom. With time, most pain will eventually subside to a tolerable degree if not completely. But the underlying source of that pain is still there. Once you’re no longer feeling pain, you may think you are healed. If you haven’t visited your chiropractor, that probably isn’t true! Chiropractic has been proven effective for pain relief. Studies around the world show chiropractic manipulations are effective for pain relief. One California study found chiropractic was effective 86% of the time for general lower back pain. A study conducted by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research found chiropractic was the best treatment for acute lower back pain and that there was immediat

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