At Dayton Chiropractic Clinic, we offer a wide variety of chiropractic and massage therapy procedures and modalities to help you achieve optimal health through natural, safe, and effective care. Our practice, founded by Dr. Timothy J. Henry, DC, the top chiropractor in Nashville, TN, is dedicated to the health, vitality, and well-being of every one of our patients. Our dedication to your care and comfort in a warm and welcoming environment is what makes us unique. We are proud to provide the finest chiropractic care for you and your family and to help you achieve a healthier and better you. We offer a wide range of services and treat numerous conditions, including sciatica.
Sciatica, also called lumbar radiculopathy, is a term that describes symptoms of pain, numbness, and/or weakness that radiate along the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the buttocks and leg. The pain from sciatica can range from a constant, dull pain to a debilitating condition. Most of sciatica symptoms result from lower back disorders between the L4 (fourth lumbar vertebra) and S1 (first sacral) levels that put pressure on or cause irritation to a lumbar nerve root. Depending on where the sciatic nerve roots are compressed, symptoms may be felt in different areas of the leg and into the foot. Most commonly, sciatica is caused by a disc problem, such as a herniated disc that is pressing against a nerve root. It can also occur when a disc degenerates, which releases inflammatory proteins that irritate the adjacent nerve. There are also times when hypertonic hip muscles, most often the lateral hip rotator piriformis muscle, compress the sciatic nerve resulting in sciatica pain. Sciatica symptoms are typically felt on only one side of the body. They may include a combination of leg and foot pain, weakness, tingling or numbness. To treat sciatica, your best chance of recovery is with our team of experts at the Dayton Chiropractic Clinic, your chiropractor in Nashville, TN.
To treat sciatica, the chiropractor in Nashville, TN uses evidence-based techniques. Diversified spinal and extremity adjustments is one of the most widely used forms of adjustment in chiropractic care. This hands-on technique helps create motion in spinal joints with the goal of restoring structure and function. Extremity adjustments are adjustments to joints that are not contained in the spine. These would include jaw, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, finger, hip, knee, ankle and foot. Like the spine, these extremities develop joint dysfunction which describes a joint that has reduced motion, abnormal muscle tone, inflammation, scar tissue or arthritic changes. Once restoration of motion has been returned to the extremity, there is often reduced sciatic pain, improved motion, relaxed muscles, reduced nerve interference and promotion of healing. Give us a call today to set up an appointment to treat your sciatica today.