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Posted on 10-06-2011

 Your sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in your body. When such a large nerve becomes inflamed the condition is called sciatica (pronounced si'ad-a'ka) and the pain can be intense! The pain may follow the path of your nerve - down the back of your legs and thighs, down to your ankle, foot and toes - but it can also radiate to your groin or the front of your thigh.

 

Causes of sciatica can include an unhealthy spine with an irritated or ruptured disc, causing a subluxation (bone out of place), which can put pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica has been reported following accidents, injuries and childbirth. The medical approach to sciatica is usually to treat the symptoms with painkillers, muscle relaxers, traction and physical therapy. Relief may be obtained by injecting painkillers directly into the nerve roots! In extreme cases orthopedic surgery may be resorted to, but none of these treatments get to the underlying cause.


The chiropractic approach used by Dr. C has been a blessing to sciatica and leg pain sufferers for over 26 years in our North Park office, often saving them from surgery and other unnecessary procedures. She also uses acupuncture and natural remedies to help reduce pain.


All sciatica sufferers should see Dr. C to ensure they have a body free from subluxations. A subluxation causes structural distortions, disc and nerve pressure and may stress the entire body and brain! Chiropractors correct or adjust subluxations to relieve stress on the structure, nerves, joints and discs. Dr. Seaman has gentle, non-force techniques to correct these distortions.

If you do have sciatica, Dr. C can accurately find the underlying cause. A chiropractic adjustment is needed to remove pressure on your nerves, rebalance your spine and body structure, release stress from your discs and permit your body's muscles, glands and tissues to function in a more balanced manner. Every sciatica sufferer should visit their North Park chiropractor, Dr. C, for a checkup. It could save them from needless drugs, injections, surgery, and years of needless pain.
Give our office a call at 773-545-2233 today!

 

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