Chiropractors often assist those who suffer from sciatica, which is characterized by a shooting pain or burning sensation that typically originates in the lower back and travels down one or both legs. The pain and discomfort varies in frequency and intensity, and may be constant or intermittent. Some common causes of sciatic pain include misaligned vertebrae, diabetic neuropathy, bulging or herniated discs, tumors, and chronically poor posture.

Piriformis syndrome may also result in the sciatic pain. The piriformis muscle is found in the lower back where it attaches to the thigh bone, and its primary function is to allow the hip to rotate. The sciatic nerve is located beneath this muscle, making it susceptible to injury from various accidents or conditions such as arthritis of the hip. If the muscle goes into a spasm, the sciatic nerve may become pinched. Compression of the sciatic nerve may result in sensory loss, insomnia, or even paralysis of a specific group of muscles or a single limb.

Some of the therapies our office provides to treat this condition are spinal adjustments, spinal decompression, and electrical muscle stimulation. Each patient matters to us, and we will do all that we can to get you on the road back to health as quickly as possible. Call our office today for a free consultation.

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