Are you limping due to radiating pain down your leg? You might have sciatica. 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 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 Nashville 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. For treatment of your Nashville sciatica, your best chance of recovery is with our team of experts who offer chiropractic, non-operative options.
Depending upon the cause and severity of your Nashville sciatica, our team, along with your input, will recommend a number of manual therapies to address your sciatica. Decompression therapy is very effective in releasing the pressure on the intervertebral discs and affected nerves, and stretches tight lumbar muscles. Trigger point release is a non-invasive technique that reduces the muscular irritation and radiating pain so common in sciatica. Give us a call today to discuss your choices to treat your sciatica and get back on your feet again soon.