Sciatica Treatment in West Bend WI at Gardner Schofield Chiropractic
Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain going down the sciatic nerve pathway which runs from the leg to the lower back. The most frequent cause of sciatica is a spinal disc herniation which puts pressure on the sciatic nerve and is present in about 90% of cases.
Sciatica is a diagnosis that refers to compression of the sciatic nerve and it involves radiating pain down the leg.
However, Sciatica and Fibromyalgia are probably two of the most commonly used and misdiagnosed issues.
Many times, Sciatica is used as a diagnosis if there is any pain in the leg at all. This can happen from SI joint compression, disc bulge or a herniation that pinches a nerve, a knee or hip misalignment.
When sciatica happens, it involves muscles, joints, and nerves. You can stretch, strengthen and or manipulate, but the only way to get long lasting relief is to first fix the bodies overall alignment. You do that by getting the head on straight and balancing and centering how the body moves through gravity. NUCCA does this.
Then, decompression and soft tissue treatments to the Q.L., piriformis, Glutes and psoas are recommended. As well as specific adjustments to any lumbar bone or hip or tail bone that is locked up and not moving properly.
Also, checking the knee and the ankle for misalignments and loss of normal motion is recommended to ensure the body can move properly.
Signs that You May Have Sciatica
Sciatica can be an extremely debilitating condition that can affect your everyday activities. Sciatica typically affects only one side of the body and classic symptoms include pain radiating down the back of the leg from the buttocks region.
Many people find that living with sciatica can be a nightmare. Chronic and acute pain disrupt sleep and everyday activities. If you feel like you have sciatica you should see our office immediately so we can diagnose and treat the symptoms before they worsen.
Additional Common Symptoms of Sciatica include:
- Pain in the back, buttocks, hip or lower extremities
- Leg and or foot numbness
- Pins and needles in the legs and buttocks
- Burning sensation
- Muscles weakness
Treating Sciatica without Medication or Surgery at Our NUCCA Chiropractic Facility in West Bend, Wisconsin
Sciatica can be treated successfully without the need for surgery or harmful medications. At Gardner Schofield Chiropractic, the doctors will perform chiropractic adjustments to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve and restore motion to the joints.
Schedule Your Appointment for Sciatica Treatment
You don’t have to live with the burdening pain of sciatica. The doctors at Gardner Schofield can diagnose and treat your condition naturally. To schedule an appointment, call us today!
820 E. Paradise Dr.
West Bend, WI 53095