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A painful affliction, sciatica refers to pain and discomfort felt along the body's sciatic nerve. This nerve's path begins at the lumbar spine (lower back) and runs down the hips, buttocks, and the length of both legs. Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed due to a herniated disc, subluxated vertebrae, or bone spur. Symptoms of sciatica typically include pain which radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. This pain ranges from mild and moderate aching to severe, agonizing shooting, electric, or burning pain. Tingling, weakness, and numbness often accompany the pain, and symptoms can be made worse with prolonged periods of sitting or standing. Pain associated with sciatica usually only occurs in one leg at a time, but symptoms can occasionally present themselves on both sides of the body simultaneously. Symptoms can be severe and life-altering. At Chiropractic Health Center of Glendora, patients find natural, effective sciatica pain relief with our chiropractor in Glendora, Dr. John Hunt.
Conditions of the musculoskeletal system such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, subluxated vertebrae, and even tumors can cause impingement of the sciatic nerve. At Chiropractic Health Center of Glendora, we offer patients comprehensive chiropractic services and treatments all designed to correct spinal misalignments, improve the body's overall function, and relieve pressure on the nervous system, including the sciatic nerve. Chiropractic treatment for sciatica can include treatments such as massage therapy and spinal adjustments in addition to k-laser therapy and even nutritional counseling. These therapies work in tandem to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve by correcting spinal subluxations to return the spine to its proper alignment, reducing muscle tension, and providing the body with the oxygen and nutrients vital to healing.
Our chiropractor works with each patient, evaluating medical history, lifestyle, and current symptoms to devise an individualized wellness plan suited to accommodate each patient's needs. Using a variety of treatments and therapies selected to target the affected region of the lumbar spine, our chiropractor helps patients find immediate, natural, and non-invasive relief from sciatic nerve pain and symptoms of sciatica. Each patient's body is different and will require a different number of treatments to achieve optimal wellness, but most report relief after only the first adjustment.
Most sciatica patients experience sciatic nerve relief and reduced severity and frequency of sciatica symptoms after their first chiropractic adjustment. As patients continue treatment, their bodies are able to reach an optimal level of wellness, leading to overall improved health. If you believe you might be experiencing the symptoms of sciatica, we encourage you to schedule a Glendora sciatica treatment appointment. Contact our office at (626) 963-3364 to schedule an appointment.