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Sciatica in Madison, OH

French Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Madison offers treatment for sciatica to the residents of Painesville, Mentor and surrounding communities in Ohio to reduce the radiating pain, tingling and numbness in the hips and legs that is caused by pressure on and damage to the sciatic nerve.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a type of pain radiating from the lower back down to the buttocks and the back of at least one leg. The condition is caused by sciatic nerve irritation. The sciatic nerves are the largest nerves found in the body. The condition typically starts with acute lower back pain that radiates down one or both of the legs. Five pairs of nerves run from the spine in the lower back, comprising what we call the sciatic nerves. If any bones or vertebrae in the back are out of place or misaligned, nearby nerves can become compressed. This can also happen in the case of bulged, herniated or swollen discs between the vertebrae. Sciatica can result in extreme pain, making daily functioning nearly impossible.

What Causes Sciatica?

The condition occurs because of irritation to the lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine root or roots. Other causes of sciatica are

  • Degenerative disc disease or disc breakdown of the cushion between the vertebrae
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis or spinal cord narrowing in the lower back
  • Pregnancy
  • Spondylolisthesis or the slippage of one vertebrae over another vertebrae

Other situations that may worsen your back pain include obesity, lack of regular exercise, sleeping on a too-soft mattress, and wearing high heels. Chiropractic care can relieve pressure or compression of the sciatic nerve, improve flexibility, and reduce pain by helping correct misaligned or out of place vertebrae.

What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?

Some common sciatica symptoms are

  • Numbness or tingling
  • Knee or foot weakness
  • Changes in feeling to the rear of the calf or sole of the foot
  • Pain to the back of the calf
  • Inability to move feet
  • Lack of knee mobility

What is the Treatment for Sciatica?

French Chiropractic and Wellness Center uses two forms of spinal decompression including flexion/distraction chiropractic tables, and a spinal decompression table delivering FDA-approved spinal decompression therapy. Manual adjustments by hand or assisted by an instrument are also employed for conservative treatment of sciatica.

Chiropractic care focuses restoring proper segmental motion to dysfunctional vertebral regions. This ultimately improves function and flexibility and reduces pain, as pressure is removed from the nerve endings that line the joint’s surface. French Chiropractic and Wellness Center is the premiere facility in Madison, Ohio for chiropractic treatment. Anyone suffering from back discomfort or pain should get in touch to make an appointment right away to discuss treatment options for the elimination of pain and overall improvement in their quality of life.

Isn’t it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms of sciatica, please contact our office now to schedule an appointment.