Sciatica is the specific irritation of the sciatic nerve, which causes pain within the legs. This pain can be found in either the left, right or both legs and is specifically caused by inflammation and pressure. While the frequency of this pain differs between patients, chiropractic care has been found to address the underlying causes of sciatica and provide long-lasting, permanent relief.
The sciatic nerve extends from the lower back down the back of both the left and right legs. The severity of pain caused by sciatica varies. Some of the symptoms associated with sciatica are lower back pain, weakness moving legs and feet, and difficulty standing. These symptoms can be immobilizing, though medication and surgery are not the only options. To treat sciatica, chiropractors may use the Cox Technique, the Active Release Technique or cold laser treatment. The method of treatment utilized depends entirely on the cause of the nerve irritation. Fortunately, many patients find immediate relief from their pain after the very first visit.
Serving southeastern Michigan, Dean Chiropractic specializes in other common symptoms such as arthritis, degenerative disc disease, nerve damage and more. Dean Chiropractic is proud to offer our patients a pain free alternative to addictive medication. Even healthy individuals can benefit from regular spinal checkups which are key to preventative care, increasing the body’s ability to heal itself. To request an appointment, or learn more about the services we offer, please visit our website or give us a call at (248) 543-3566.