At Clear Connections Chiropractic, we’ve been helping people identify and correct the cause of their sciatica nerve pain for years. Please contact us at (616) 608-3606 or Schedule an Appointment here on our website. We can help you with sciatica!
Sciatica is actually a collection of symptoms that relates to pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in your leg or legs. Sciatica is a common form of lower back pain and leg pain; however, sciatica isn’t the underlying cause of the pain. It is an indicator of a problem within the body that is affecting the sciatic nerve. Because sciatica is actually a symptom, it’s important to seek care from a healthcare professional who specializes in diagnosing the root cause of pain and developing a treatment plan to correct it.
Causes of Sciatica
Pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve triggers the pain, numbness, tingling or weakness related to sciatica. The sciatic nerve branches out from the spinal cord through the buttocks and extends down the back of both legs, making it the longest nerve in the body. In addition, there are smaller nerves that branch out from the sciatic nerve. Therefore, the sciatic nerve regulates your muscles and provides sensations throughout a large portion of the lower back and legs. Because the pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve is normally the result of a subluxation or other type injury, a thorough evaluation should be performed to pinpoint exactly what is irritating the sciatic nerve.
Symptoms of Sciatica
As outlined above, sciatica is a symptom in itself, not a cause. Sciatica can vary greatly from a mild ache to a very sharp, burning-type pain. The most commonly reported sciatica symptoms include pain, tingling, numbness or weakness and loss of bowel or bladder control. Typically, the pain will be felt in the lower back, buttock, and the back of the thigh or calf. The feet and toes are where most people experience tingling. The lower back, buttocks and legs is usually the region where most people experience numbness or weakness. Lastly, loss of bowel or bladder control rarely occurs with sciatica but is a symptom.
Why Clear Connections Chiropractic Will Help with Sciatica
The practice of chiropractic health care focuses on the health of the body’s central nervous system. Dr. Sean and Dr. Krystal are trained to identify and treat problems with the nerves of the body. When your central nervous system is healthy, you will be free from pain and healthy. The focus of chiropractic care is to optimize the bodies ability to self-heal so we do not have to depend on covering up symptoms with drugs and surgery.
Clear Connections Chiropractic is committed to being the best Grand Rapids Chiropractic office and offer aid in sciatic pain relief. Please contact us at (616) 608-3606 or Schedule an Appointment here on our website.