Sciatica

Sciatica

If you suffer from sciatica, you know how debilitating and frustrating it can be. The good news is that at Back On Track Chiropractic in Chandler, AZ, we offer various treatments to ease the pain and improve your quality of life.

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What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a condition that results in pain, tingling, or numbness in the lower back and down one leg. Sciatica is typically caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the back of each leg.

Symptoms of Sciatica

The symptoms of sciatica can vary from person to person but typically include:

  • Pain in the lower back, buttocks, or legs
  • Tingling or numbness in the lower back, buttocks, or legs
  • Difficulty moving the leg or foot
  • Weakness in the leg or foot

Causes of Sciatica

The causes of sciatica can vary from one individual to another but mainly include:

Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is a common cause of sciatica. The disc acts as a cushion in between the vertebrae. When the disc is damaged or ruptured, its gel-like center bulges out and presses on the sciatic nerve, causing pain, tingling, or numbness.

Piriformis Syndrome

The piriformis muscle is a small muscle located in the buttocks. Piriformis syndrome is when the muscle becomes inflamed and compresses the sciatic nerve.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is when the spinal canal becomes narrowed, putting pressure on the spinal cord or the sciatic nerve.

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joint is where the sacrum (the large bone at the base of the spine) meets the ilium (the largest bone of the pelvis). Sacroiliac joint pain is when this joint becomes inflamed and causes pain in the lower back and buttocks.

Trauma or Injury

A fall, car accident, or other types of injury can cause damage to the sciatic nerve and lead to sciatica.

Chiropractic Care for Sciatica

If you are suffering from sciatica, you should consider chiropractic care. Our chiropractors use various techniques to help sciatica patients find relief from their pain. These techniques include:

Manual Manipulation

Our chiropractors use their hands to manipulate the spine into alignment, relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a technique that uses a traction machine to help stretch and decompress the spine. Spinal decompression can help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation is a technique that uses electrical current to help massage and loosen the muscles around the sciatic nerve.

Visit Us for Natural Relief from Sciatica

If you suffer from sciatica, chiropractic care can be your ideal treatment. Call us at (480) 963-0504 today or visit our clinic, Back On Track Chiropractic in Chandler, AZ, to learn more about the chiropractic techniques we offer.

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Back on Track Family Chiropractic

Monday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

2:30 pm-6:30 pm

Tuesday:

4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

2:30 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

2:30 pm-6:30 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-1:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

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