Do you have dull, achy or sharp pain in your lower back or buttock area? Does your pain travel from your lower back down into one or both your legs? If so, your pain could be caused by nerve compression in the lower back. These symptoms are commonly referred to as sciatica. Sciatica is a symptom of a variety of disorders and depending on its nature can be treated in a variety of different ways.
Generally, sciatica is caused by nerve compression in the lumbar spine. Nerve compression can be caused by a variety of different painful syndromes including misaligned vertebrae, herniated or bulging discs, pregnancy, childbirth or tumors. In addition, nerve compression in the lower back can be caused by disorders not normally associated with the spinal column including diabetes or constipation. At Bolingbrook Family Chiropractic we commonly treat sciatica. Depending on the cause of sciatica, we will change our treatment plan to treat the true root of the problem. Some common treatments we use are ultrasound and spinal adjustments or manipulations. Ultrasounds are effective because they help increase circulation and assist in loosening up the muscles surrounding the trouble area. Adjustments are great because they free up the movement of the spine and helps move vertebrae back into their proper position. At Bolingbrook Family Chiropractic, our friendly and knowledgeable doctors will evaluate your specific case and develop a treatment care plan to assist with your symptoms.
Don’t suffer from lower back pain any longer! Make an appointment at Bolingbrook Family Chiropractic and get your sciatica treated today!
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