Sciatica is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve in the back becomes compressed or irritated. The sciatic nerve runs from the low back through both hips and down your legs. When this nerve becomes irritated, it sends pain down the path of the nerve. The pain can feel like a dull ache, or it may be sharp. Pain from sciatica often gets worse when you:
Sciatica can occur anytime the sciatic nerve is irritated. One of the most common causes of this problem is a herniated disc. However, it may also occur because of other issues, such as:
In many cases, Dr. Clemens will suspect that you have sciatica based on your symptoms, as well as the results of a physical exam. She may also review your medical history and order tests to identify specific issues contributing to your problem.
Dr. Clemens of Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness approaches the treatment of sciatica differently than most other doctors. Rather than treating only the symptoms, she treats the patient as a whole person. Before prescribing any therapies, she takes the time to perform a thorough physical exam and learn about the patient’s symptoms and lifestyle. Based on this information, she creates a customized treatment plan designed to improve your symptoms and overall health.
Some of the treatments Dr. Clemens may recommend include:
In most cases, Dr. Clemens will recommend a combination of the treatments to enhance the effectiveness of your therapy.
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