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Sciatica

Chiropractic Care and Sciatica Relief at Upchurch Chiropractic

About 40% of people suffer from sciatica at some point. This pain results from inflammation, compression, and irritation of a nerve in your lower back. The pain can be somewhat irritating to downright unbearable. However, it’s a unique type of pain that’s felt in the lower back and radiates downwards to the back of the leg.

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Our skilled chiropractor at Upchurch Chiropractic, Royal Oak, MI, provides customized sciatica treatment plans for long-term relief. Contact Dr. Stephen Upchurch for lasting comfort.

Causes of Sciatica

Given the body’s intricate structure and complex tasks of various organs, the causes of sciatica can be diverse. You may experience sciatica pain due to the reasons below:

  • Herniated/slipped disk
  • Pinched nerve
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Misaligned Vertebrae
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Trauma injury/tumors

Signs and Symptoms of Sciatica

Apart from general lower back pain that impairs your movement and reflexes, other sciatica symptoms may include:

  • Sharp needle point pain in the lower body
  • Weakness and Numbness in your legs or lower back
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of bladder/bowel control
  • Delayed reflexes

How Can Our Chiropractor Treat Sciatica?

Chiropractic care typically focuses on eliminating the root cause of sciatica pain, while conventional treatments focus on relieving the symptoms for some time. Given the vertebrae column shields the nervous system, misalignment or herniated spinal disks can easily compromise the sciatic nerve.

Your Royal Oak chiropractor will apply chiropractic adjustments and manipulations to your spinal column to restore alignment and a properly functioning nervous system. In cases where patients seek chiropractic care, these adjustments take the pressure off the sciatic nerve and surrounding tissues. Traction therapy is another sciatica treatment involving chiropractors applying pressure on your back to relieve spinal decompression. Your chiropractor can also incorporate other natural procedures. For example, massage therapy expedites treatment and enhances muscle relaxation while reducing the recoil response. After all, you must allow the spinal column to adjust and maintain its new position.

Contact Your Royal Oak, MI, Chiropractor for Natural Non-Invasive Sciatica Relief

Our chiropractors have the experience and skill to identify and treat sciatica-related pain to avoid permanent health complications. For more information or queries about our services in back problems, contact our team at Upchurch Chiropractic in Royal Oak, MI, at (248) 545-8550.

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