Sciatica is pain that shoots from your low back into your buttock, hip or legs. It’s nasty.
It’s caused when the nerves in your low back are pinched.
Sometimes it can get bad enough that your parts of your leg or foot feel numb or tingly.
When you have sciatica, you know it. It has your full attention. You don’t even want to cough or sneeze because if you move or twist in the wrong way, it feels like you are being stabbed with an icepick.
With sciatica, it’s extremely important to get the pressure off the nerve that is pinched as soon as possible. The most common cause is an inflamed or herniated/bulging disc.
The first and primary method of treatment for this type of problem should ALWAYS be chiropractic. You don’t want to fool around with this. You must realign the spine and decompress the nerve as quickly as possible.
Sometimes re-aligning the spinal bones isn’t enough to fix the problem – the damage to the spine may be too severe.
In these severe types of sciatica cases we recommend spinal decompression therapy. It takes the pressure off the nerves and allows the spine to balance out even when the disc is greatly damaged.
If you have sciatica, you never want to consider surgery unless balancing the spine AND spinal decompression therapy have failed. Otherwise you are taking an extreme risk without need.
We have an amazing track record of success with this type of injury and are known throughout the country as experts in this area.
If you or someone you know is suffering with sciatica, give us a call and schedule an appointment immediately. Our number is 559-625-1100, and we are located in Visalia, CA.