Sciatica

Sciatica Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Granite City, IL

Sciatica can be painful and debilitating. Patients who visit us at Darin Chiropractic practice in Granite City, IL and receive a diagnosis of sciatica arrive with a number of complaints.  The variety of symptoms and their frequency and intensity can be extremely frustrating.  Our chiropractor delivers effective sciatica treatment using only natural therapies that avoid surgery or medication.

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Sciatica Overview

One common misconception about sciatica is that the word represents a specific medical diagnosis.  It is actually a collective term for the symptoms that sufferers experience. 

All of these symptoms are due to compression of the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body.  This nerve originates in the lower part of the spine and travels through the buttocks, down the back of each leg, and into each foot.

There are a number of common causes of sciatic nerve compression:

  • Prolonged periods sitting
  • Herniated discs
  • Misalignment of vertebrae
  • Bone spurs
  • Accidents and injuries
  • Being pregnant
  • Carrying excess weight
  • Spinal stenosis

Sciatica symptoms can occur on a continual or intermittent basis.  The most common complaint of individuals with this problem is pain or another type of discomfort that develops somewhere along the path of the sciatic nerve.  Back or leg pain are especially prevalent. 

Some sufferers complain of a searing pain running from one buttock down the back of the leg.  Other frequent problems include a weak, numb, or heavy feeling in a leg or a tingling sensation.

Chiropractic Care Options

The objective of chiropractic care is using natural treatments to relieve discomfort.  Sciatica treatment from our chiropractor includes natural therapies that employ spinal adjustments and specific manipulation techniques that reposition spinal components. Restoring these parts to a natural position relieves the individual’s pain or other discomfort. 

The first step on the path to healing is scheduling a consultation with our doctor.  This initial appointment includes a comprehensive physical exam and an assessment of your health history, symptoms, and complaints.  Once a diagnosis is made, each individual receives a personalized treatment plan.  In addition to chiropractic adjustments to return misaligned spinal components to their correct position, some patients benefit from prescribed physical exercises and ice/cold therapy.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Granite City, IL Chiropractor

At Darin Chiropractic, our team focuses on providing chiropractic solutions to each patient’s unique needs. Whether you need treatment for sciatica, headaches, back or neck pain, muscular tension or tightness, or just want to increase your overall wellness, we can help.  To find out how chiropractic can change your life, call our office in Granite City, IL today at 618-931-2050 to set up a consultation with our chiropractor.

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