How Chiropractic can Help Sciatica

We've treated a lot of folks in our Joplin, MO office who are suffering from sciatica, and it's a problem that can result in incredible pain and difficulties. The good news is that you don't have to suffer, because chiropractic care is a great way to get you out of pain.

The sciatic nerve is one of the most extensive nerves in your body, and extends from your spine, through your pelvis, and down the back of your leg. Because this crucial nerve travels through so many tight spaces, it's prone to being aggravated or pinched.

Sometimes sciatic pain starts in the lower back where the nerves leave the spinal column; at times the nerve can be irritated from the piriformis muscle in the pelvis.

One of the first things Dr. Lewis will do is perform a careful evaluation that will help locate the actual root cause of your problems. This might not even be specifically where you're feeling symptoms, as the nerve can be squeezed much higher up in your body than where you're feeling the tingling or numbness.

Once we've revealed the root of your problems, we'll be able to start working towards repairing the normal function of your spine and sciatic nerve. Removing restrictions or pressure on the nerve will then relieve the symptoms.

Our office is conveniently located in Joplin, MO and we are currently accepting new patients. Give our office a call today at (417) 782-2504 and we'll get you scheduled as soon as possible.

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