Sciatica is a common impingement syndrome
The sciatic nerve is the largest in the human body- running from the lower back down the back of each leg. Because of its size and location, the sciatic nerve is prone to injury and pressure from a variety of conditions, the most common of which are:
- Disc herniation
- Piriformis syndrome
- Spinal misalignment
Symptoms are usually experienced as cramp-like irritation, numbing in the butt and the legs, and pain ranging from dull to sharp and shooting which can go right through to the lower extremities.
Getting a proper diagnosis for what is causing your sciatica in Westwood
For example, sciatica can be caused something more trivial like sitting with a wallet in your back pocket. At our office in Westwood, we perform a detailed analysis to determine exactly what is causing your sciatica. We focus on maintaining alignment of the spine through chiropractic adjustment, encouraging the nervous system to function properly. If, for example, a herniated disc is impinging on your sciatic nerve, we facilitate your body’s natural ability to heal with spinal decompression. We use massage to relieve muscle tension and we can advise you on stretches to be done from home that will effectively and naturally treat your sciatica.
Treating sciatica in Westwood
Impingement syndromes have a way of impinging on our quality of life. If you are suffering from sciatica related pain, give our office a call to schedule an appointment and find out your options. Whatever is causing your sciatica, we will help you leave pain behind and recover lost range of motion.