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Common Conditions
Treated with Chiropractic


Sciatica is an irritation or pinching of the sciatic nerve which is the largest nerve in the body and portions of it travel from the low back all the way down to the foot. Pinching or irritation of this nerve may cause electric shock-like pain in the leg, as well as weakness and numbness along the path of the nerve. Sciatica can be caused either by a lumbar (low back) spinal misalignment, muscle spasm in the hip region or by a herniated or bulging disc. While sciatica pain can be severe, the majority of the time the condition is resolved in a matter of weeks without surgical intervention. 

Chiropractic has been shown to be extremely effective in treating sciatica by correcting the underlying condition. It is non-invasive and does not use medications, making it the perfect choice for many patients. There are various treatments that a chiropractor may use including spinal adjustments, ultrasound, stretches and electric stimulation.