Sciatica is not a medical problem itself, but a very common, debilitating symptom of a condition. Symptoms include numbness, weakness, burning, constricted range of motion and pain in the leg, hip, and sometimes foot. Most people experience sciatica on one side of the body, but there are cases where both legs are affected, thus restricting movement and causing severe, chronic pain.
Sciatica pain is caused when too much pressure is applied on the sciatic nerve or when the nerve has become injured. Sciatica can affect anyone at any point during his or her life. It is very common for women to experience sciatica during pregnancy.
Early diagnosis is essential before any nerve damage and pain becomes worse. At The Center, we can evaluate your condition through a variety of tests including MRI’s, X-Rays, or blood work. With proper diagnosis and treatment, sciatica pain eliminated, nerve damage alleviated, and movement with ease can be restored.
The severity of the nerve damage and the medical condition causing the sciatica symptoms will determine the recommended course of treatment. In more severe cases, where the cause is a bulged or herniated disc, more aggressive therapies will be required. Most cases don’t require surgery and can be treated with non-surgical chiropractic therapies that prove effective. Most patients with sciatica pain experience relief and regain strength with improved range of motion with chiropractic therapies.