Chiropractic Care for Sciatica in Waterford, MI

Sciatica

Sciatica is a painful nerve condition that can cause pain, numbness, and tingling radiating from your lower back all the way down your leg, making every day activity difficult. If you suffer from these symptoms chiropractic care for sciatica can help relieve your pain.

What Is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and runs down the pelvis through the buttock and down the leg on each side of your body. Sciatica is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or damaged due to degenerative disc conditions or trauma to the areas surrounding the nerve and peripheral nerves.

Sciatica can cause numbness or tingling in the leg and foot and can make it painful to sit or stand for prolonged periods. If left untreated, the symptoms of sciatica can become more intense resulting in long-term nerve damage.

Treatment for Sciatica

The chiropractor will make an initial assessment using gentle stretches and movements to determine the cause and severity of sciatica. Then they will work with you to find a holistic course of treatment.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy specifically targeted at the piriformis muscle is an effective treatment for alleviating pain due to sciatica. The piriformis muscle is located deep under layers of muscle in the buttocks. Deep tissue massage to the piriformis muscle can relive pressure on the nerve.

Kennedy Neural Flex Spinal Decompression

Kennedy Neural-Flex Decompression is a suitable treatment for sciatica due to bulging or herniated discs.

The treatment uses a specialized table to flex and distract the spine while the practitioner makes manual adjustments to the spine to relieve pressure on the discs. The space created between the vertebrae alleviates pressure on the nerves.

Treatment for Sciatica

Cox Technique

The Cox technique is a method of spinal manipulation to reduce pressure on the spine and spinal discs. The chiropractor performs subtle adjustments to the spine while moving the body into different positions.

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