We've seen a lot of patients in our Arlington, WA office who are stressed from sciatica, and it's an ailment that can result in an extreme amount of suffering and difficulties. The good news is that you don't have to suffer, because chiropractic care is a excellent way to get you out of pain.
The sciatic nerve is one of the major nerves in your body, and extends from your spine, through your pelvis, and down the back of your leg. Because this essential nerve flows through so many small spaces, it's prone to being aggravated or pinched.
Occasionally sciatic pain stems 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. Ernst will do is conduct a careful examination that will help locate the actual root cause of your pain. This might not even be precisely where you're feeling symptoms, as the nerve can be squeezed much higher up in your body than where you're feeling the pins and needles or numbness.
Once we've determined the start of your discomfort, we'll be able to start working recovering the normal function of your spine and sciatic nerve. Removing restrictions or tightness on the nerve will then relieve the symptoms.
Our office is conveniently located in Arlington, WA and we are currently accepting new patients. Give our office a call today at (360) 659-8464 and we'll get you scheduled as soon as possible.
Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30:135-139.