Sciatica

You Can Find Relief!

Sciatica can be a distracting pain that starts in the lower back and extends down into one or both legs. Our Chiropractic care has proven to be quite helpful in improving spinal biomechanics and reducing nerve pressure to the sciatic nerve roots, thus relieving pain.

Those suffering from sciatica are often in great pain. It usually begins as an acute pain in the lower back that extends down the back of either or both legs. The pain usually worsens with long periods of sitting or standing.

Like a river created by smaller streams, five pairs of nerves exit the spine in the lower back to form the two sciatic nerves. The soft, pulpy disc between each spinal bone is often involved. While a disc can’t slip, it can bulge, herniate or rupture. This can put direct pressure on the nearby nerves.
The result? Swelling, inflammation and pain, especially when coughing, sneezing or with other kinds of movement.

Sciatica often worsens with extended bed rest. Pain medication or muscle relaxers are unable to correct the nerve compression caused by a bulging disc. Physical therapy merely exercises the unstable joint and surgery often involves cutting away disc tissue or removing bone to make room for the nerve.

Improving joint motion with a series of chiropractic adjustments has produced results for millions. Many patients report that they can resume their lives and that their symptoms disappear without drugs or surgery.

Dr. Dooley is uniquely skilled to evaluate and reduce the most common cause of sciatica nerve pain. Chiropractic care is the natural approach to relief and better health.