dreamstime_xxl_33770984Sciatica, also known as sciatic nerve pain, is one of the problems that chiropractic care was made for! Though it can be very painful, it can also be troubling to your overall health and well-being. That why it’s so important to get it treated as soon as possible in our wellness clinic.

Sciatica can be a major cause in lower back pain, which is reason enough to see a chiropractor. On top of that, some people suffer so much that they can have difficulty moving their leg (such nerve pain usually only affects one side of the body). Sciatica can also cause numbness of the buttocks, legs, and feet. Some experience a burning or searing pain. And if you have either of these symptoms, you’re probably also familiar with the tingling, pins-and-needles feeling that can accompany it.

These sciatic nerve pains can be occasional or chronic, and are more likely to occur when sitting or standing than when you’re lying down or active. Sciatica is the name given to the collection of these symptoms but is not a diagnosis of what is actually wrong. What’s wrong is a problem with your spine, usually a herniated disc that’s putting pressure on the spinal cord or sciatic nerve itself.

If you have any or all of the above symptoms, you might have been told that surgery is the only way to fix it. Before you take such a large risk, call us. We’ve seen some excellent results treating sciatic nerve pain with chiropractic care in New Port Richey. If it involves the spine, come to the experts!