What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a condition that causes pain to develop in the lower back, which then runs down the back of the leg to the knee and sometimes the foot.  Sciatica makes it difficult for patients to sit or stand for long periods, but it can also lead to weakness, tingling, and numbness in the leg and foot. If it’s left untreated, the pain can worsen over time.

How do you develop sciatica?

There are different types of sciatica, and their leading causes include injury or bulging in the disc. When this happens, the disc presses against the nerve root, causing a pinched nerve which is directly responsible for sciatica.  

Bad posture, repetitive stress injuries, or accidents can all cause bulging disks. Misalignments in the spine can also cause sciatica, mainly due to postural issues arising from pregnancy or trauma.

What is the chiropractic treatment for sciatica?

Dr. Curtis at The Wellness Studio has extensive training in chiropractic techniques that help to pinpoint sciatica’s exact source. He works closely with each patient to determine which approach works best for them. After Dr. Curtis assesses the patient's unique issues, treatment begins with spinal adjustments. These adjustments help the body recover its natural alignment, and are followed up with stretches and strengthening exercises to help maintain a pain-free lifestyle.  

Some people respond to treatment quickly, while others may need time to recover fully. That usually depends on the degree of the condition, but the longer sciatica has been present, the longer it will take to heal. Once the spine’s positioning and discs are improved, patients often report having a better quality of overall health. 

Dr. Curtis takes great pride in providing the best chiropractic care to all his patients. Please call or use our online booking system to set-up an appointment.