|Chiropractic Care for Sciatica
The sharp, shooting pain of sciatica ranges from uncomfortable to downright debilitating. Numbness and muscle weakness in addition to pain in the sciatic nerve — the longest and widest nerve in the body — may strike anywhere that this nerve travels, from the lower back and buttock down to the foot.
While bed rest and medication are often useless against sciatica, there is hope. Study after study shows that safe, drug-free chiropractic care can make a real difference for those who suffer from sciatica.
Chiropractic is not only effective against sciatica but also proven safe. A review of studies following various therapies for disc herniation and similar injuries found that chiropractic care worsens the condition in fewer than one of 3.7 million instances. This statistic far exceeds the safety of pain medication and surgery (J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2004;27:197-210).
By aiding the spine in maintaining normal, healthy alignment, chiropractic adjustments relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, easing myriad physical complaints and protecting the whole body from future injury.
Why not join the millions who get pain relief and peace of mind from a doctor of chiropractic? If you or someone you know suffers from sciatica, call our office today to schedule an evaluation!
Dr. Barbara Smith