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Posted on 09-07-2017

Sciatica Relief from Your Webster and Rochester Chiropractor

While most patients associate sciatica with leg and back discomfort, it remains an ailment greatly misunderstood by many.  Some sufferers report discomfort that is severe, chronic, or both and that interferes with maintaining a normal daily routine.  Fortunately, natural treatment from a chiropractor at our O’Dell Family Chiropractic practice can provide relief for patients at our Webster or Rochester, NY locations.

Sciatica

Symptoms and Causes

Among reasons why patients visit a medical office, back pain holds second place. Our Chiropractor notes that many people are surprised to learn that sciatica is not a distinct condition.  It is actually a sign of a problem that affects your sciatic nerve and the lower portion of your spine.  The sciatic nerve, which is one of the longest nerves, originates in your lower spine.  It runs through your buttocks, then down each leg.

When this nerve becomes compressed, the result is sciatica symptoms.  A frequent culprit is a herniated or slipped disk that causes radiating pain.  However, even a slight spinal misalignment can result in discomfort in a number of areas.

Many people mistakenly believe that this condition always results from trauma.  The most common causes include:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Sports injuries
  • Wear and tear related to age
  • Vehicular accidents
  • Repetitive-motion injuries

Patients report varying types and levels of discomfort.  However, these are the signs individuals whom we treat most frequently exhibit:

  • Sensations of throbbing
  • Numbness
  • A burning or radiating sensation running down a leg

How Chiropractic Treats Sciatica

A doctor of chiropractic has received specialized training on the body’s structure and function.  This facilitates creating a customized treatment regimen for every patient.  Therapy is always natural, without medication or surgery, and aims to correct spinal misalignment, the cause of the painful sensations associated with sciatica.

After locating any misalignments, our doctor will design a treatment plan using adjustments as the core therapy.  Other helpful complementary therapies include massage, physiotherapy exercises, manual medicine, and alterations in lifestyle.

The sciatic nerve remains compressed whenever a misalignment in the spine is present.  This results in complaints of continuing painful sensations along the length of the nerve.  Our practice seeks to correctly align the lumbar spine and eliminate compression of this nerve while helping your body to self-heal. 

Schedule a Consultation with Our Webster and Rochester Chiropractor

Don’t let pain continue to interfere with your daily routine.  Our chiropractor provides a complete range of services for your entire family.  Our O’Dell Family Chiropractic practice offers solutions to make sure your spinal, neurological, and muscular systems are working correctly as quickly as possible. Call us today at 585-671-9210 to schedule an appointment at our Webster office or at our Henrietta/Brighton location in Rochester. Take advantage of our new patient special of $27 for your initial evaluation, excluding insurance and start on your path toward true health.

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