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What is sciatica?
Sciatica can be a real pain in the rear end! Sometimes it feels like a bad leg cramp. Sometimes it’s numbness and tingling through your butt and leg. Sometimes the pain is excruciating. You can’t even sit down, sneeze or cough without searing pain.
Sciatica can be scary. You think you’re going to have it forever. You have anxiety about it affecting every part of your life. You worry you might have to have surgery.
If you’re worried about your sciatica, you’ve come to the right place. And there’s good news. Sciatica is fixable.
Can a chiropractor help sciatica?
Most sciatica is caused by structural problems in the spine that damage or herniate one or more of the discs between your vertebrae. When the vertebrae in the lower part of your spine get misaligned, that puts pressure on the sciatic nerve. Only about 10 percent of the nerves in your body feel pain, and the sciatic nerve is one of them. It’s the biggest nerve in your body and it feels pain in a big way.
There are a couple simple tests we need to do to figure out if your sciatica is a structural chiropractic problem. If it is, that’s good news for you. It’s a relatively easy fix. With careful, specific adjustments to the lower part of your spine, we can eliminate your sciatic pain completely.
There are other ways to deal with sciatica, such as stretching, medication, or even surgery. Some people choose to muscle through the pain and just wait for the sciatica go away. The problem with these approaches is that they do nothing to correct the underlying problem. So your sciatica will almost certainly come back.
Obviously you want to get rid of the symptoms. But let’s do that AND fix the underlying problem.
What are you waiting for?
Pick up the phone and call us. This is not a gimmick or a sales pitch. This is about getting your life back. The sooner you do something about it, the sooner you can get back to your normal life. Bending over to put on your shoes, having sex, getting up out of a chair, picking up your kid.
Your next step:
Call us at 919-794-4455 or click here to a complimentary consultation with Dr. Martin. In our office, a consultation is a conversation, not a commitment. We’ll ask you about what’s going on, get a better understanding of your problem and talk about solutions. You can decide if you like our approach.
A few answers to FAQ about sciatica:
- No, you do not need a referral from your primary care doctor.
- No, you probably don’t need an MRI. But if you already have one, please bring it with you.
- No, it’s not going to be this way forever. You will feel better and you can get back to doing the things you love to do.
- No, adjustments do not hurt. Most people get pain relief within a few visits.
- Yes, it’s possible to fix sciatica without drugs or surgery.
I was skeptical but have been able to run as far and often as ever with no back pain. I do not take pain meds for my back. Dramatic improvement!