If you find yourself searching for a chiropractor who treats sciatica (nerve pain), why not consider treatment at Tecumseh Chiropractic Center? Dr. Calvin Tuttle is our board-certified chiropractor servicing patients in Tecumseh, MI, and neighboring cities. Dr. Tuttle will be happy to perform a detailed evaluation to determine the cause of your pain and the appropriate chiropractic solutions.
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is caused by impingement of the sciatic nerve. This impingement causes a host of symptoms in the lower back, buttocks, hips, and legs, including pain, muscle weakness, and tingling and burning sensations. The sciatic nerve branches out from the nerve root in your lower back and extends through the hips, buttocks, and down your legs.
Sciatic Nerve Pain Causes
Primary causes of sciatica include pressure from a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or swelling around the nerve. Below are some additional factors that contribute to the problem:
- Bulging or herniated lumbar disc
- Degeneration of the facet joints
- Bone spurs or osteophytes
- Buttock muscle spasms (piriformis syndrome)
- One vertebra slips forward onto another (spondylolisthesis)
- Narrowing of the lumbar spinal column (spinal stenosis)
These conditions can occur suddenly from a fall, auto, or sports injury. Or they can happen gradually due to stress on the spine from weight lifting, excess body weight, or general wear and tear.
Symptoms of Sciatic Nerve Pain
Distinct symptoms include radiating pain along the path of the sciatic nerve, numbness, tingling, and leg weakness. Changing posture, prolonged standing or sitting, or bending may relieve or aggravate pain in the back, buttocks, or legs.
Sciatica Treatment from our Chiropractor in Tecumseh
Our chiropractor has treated countless patients experiencing sciatic nerve pain over the past 38 years. He will apply his knowledge and expertise when doing the diagnostic evaluation and personalizing your treatment plan to treat the underlying condition. You may benefit from spinal manipulations, a pain-free chiropractic therapy done to realign the vertebrae. Correcting misalignments take the pressure off the sciatic nerve, thereby eliminating nerve inflammation and pain. Nervous system communication will also improve as the nerve heals.
Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is another pain-relief option. Dr. Tuttle uses a specialized flexion-distraction technique to help herniated discs retract back into their proper positions and heal. Lower back and leg pain may subside after several sessions over the course of weeks. We may combine chiropractic care with the following other painless methods to maximize relief:
- Massages therapy
- Corrective exercises
- Erchonia cold laser therapy
- Nutrition and lifestyle advice
Request an Appointment Today
You can trust Tecumseh Chiropractic Center for all-natural relief options that last. Schedule your FREE consultation today by calling (517) 423-7414. Remember to ask about same-day appointments to see our chiropractor in Tecumseh, MI.