What is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is one of the largest nerves in the body and is comprised of nerve tracts that extend out from the lower back and tailbone.
There are in fact 5 different levels in the body that have nerves which contribute to forming the sciatic nerve.
Any trouble with one or several of these spinal regions can and will often result in irritation of this nerve, resulting in a condition that doctors call sciatica.
Sciatica simply means a condition where pain is radiating from the low back into the hips and legs. It can be very mild or extremely debilitating.
Our doctors at OneHealth have consulted with and successfully treated hundreds of sciatica patients over the course of their careers — all done naturally, with no prescriptions, injections, or surgery.
What Can a Doctor of Chiropractic Do?
A Doctor of Chiropractic will first gather a detailed history from you and learn more about your unique presentation and sciatica symptoms.
We will then proceed with a totally comfortable and in-depth exam of your spinal alignment, posture, and movement patterns. This is the most important piece of the puzzle as we are looking for the underlying cause of the sciatica.
Following a consultation and exam, our staff will very often obtain X-rays of the lower back and hips, so we can actually SEE the issue and SHOW it to you directly after the doctor has done a full analysis of the results.
Depending on the amount of misalignment and degeneration in your spine, we very often see significant improvements in just a few short weeks!
What to Expect
No doctor can ever guarantee results, but the fact remains that a chiropractor is best-suited for addressing sciatica, simply because:
- We utilize a non-invasive, non-prescription, all-natural approach
- EXPERIENCE! Most of us see more sciatica patients in a week than some doctors do throughout the course of a year
- Research backs us as the GO-TO practitioner
- We will address the underlying bio-mechanical CAUSE of your issue, rather than treating symptoms with exercises, pills, or other therapies
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