Sciatica in Atlanta

Chiropractic care is a profession dedicated to the non-surgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system or musculoskeletal system.  If you are having sciatica pain in Marietta, you have an important resource in Dr. Latrice Lawrence of Atlanta, Georgia.  Sciatica pain can originate from other nervous system or musculoskeletal issues.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back through your buttocks, down each leg and into each foot.  It is common that sciatica only pains one side of your body.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disc, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve.”

Injuries to the disc or problems with discs can be due to accidents, poor posture, or misalignment.  Accidents and injuries may be as a result of twisting or incorrectly picking up an object.  Sciatica caused by an accident and injury are not always from a wreck or a fall but can also be the result of repetitive motion or continued misalignment.

Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica

Most patients with sciatica pain can find relief by visiting their Chiropractor and making some lifestyle changes, including habit change.

An experienced Chiropractor will be able to evaluate and properly diagnose sciatica during a routine chiropractic exam.  The Chiropractor will most likely provide treatment to correct misalignment and relax the piriformis muscle. H2H will provide a treatment plan that addresses misalignment, bulging or herniated discs, poor posture, bad habits or muscle tension.

Some patients quickly respond to chiropractic adjustments, while others may require several adjustments, exercise, stretching, strength building, and posture changes for treatment to be most effective.

While every case is different, working with an experience Chiropractor is important to limit unnecessary treatments or extended pain.  Please call your Atlanta Chiropractor for an evaluation today.