Sciatica Pain Relief at Sharratt Chiropractic Center
What's wrong with your leg these days? Those odd, painful sensations, perhaps accompanied by low back pain, may herald the unwelcome arrival of a pain syndrome known as sciatica. Sciatica may occur due to acute injuries or chronic conditions, but you don't have to accept it as a fact of life. Here at Sharratt Chiropractic in Batavia IL, we can identify the root cause of your sciatic nerve impingement and administer effectively, drug-free treatment pain relief techniques to help you get your quality of life back.
Sources and Signs of Sciatica
If you had to name the single most impressive nerve in the human body, the sciatic nerve might win. This massive nerve runs all the way down the leg, branching off into multiple smaller nerves to provide the leg and foot with all motor and sensory commands. The term "sciatica" refers to inflammation or compression of the sciatic nerve tissue. It usually means an impingement of the major nerves that connect the sciatic nerve to the lower spinal column, although in some cases the nerve itself can be compressed by surrounding muscle tissue. Sciatic nerves can be compressed due to:
- Age-related spinal compression as bulging discs lose their height
- A herniated disc that pushes its inner material directly onto the sciatic nerve roots
- Bone spurs or spinal stenosis that cause pinching from bone spurs or other overgrowths
- Weak lower back muscles and/or alignment problems that prevent a healthy, normal posture
Even if you're sure of the cause of your sciatica, the symptoms are recognizable enough. They include low back pain as well as neurological symptoms in the leg and foot such as tingling, sharp pains, loss of sensation, and loss of muscle control that may imperil your balance.
Getting Help from Our Batavia IL Chiropractor
Our Batavia IL chiropractor can examine your spine, posture, and medical history to pinpoint the cause and location of your sciatic nerve problem. Chiropractic adjustments can then correct any misalignment that might be putting stress on your sciatic nerve or nerve roots. Spinal decompression can shift bulging or herniated discs away from the nerve tissue, relieving your neurological symptoms. Massage and electro-muscle stimulation can reduce any soft tissue swelling that is pinching the sciatic nerve. We can even prescribe exercises to improve your posture and low back strength.
Put a Stop to Your Sciatica Suffering
Sciatica can make everyday life all but impossible, but you don't have to give up on your favorite activities. Get the upper hand over your sciatica by calling Sharratt Chiropractic at (630) 406-8088. The sooner we conduct a consultation and evaluation, the sooner we can relieve your suffering!