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Help With Sciatica

Charlotte Chiropractor adjusts sciatic nerve

1 Sciatic Nerve (yellow)
2 Sacrum
3 Hip Bone

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your pelvis, through your hip area and buttocks and down each leg. The sciatic nerve branches into smaller nerves as it travels down the legs providing feeling to your thighs, legs, and feet as well as controlling many of the muscles in your lower legs. 

The term sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of this nerve. Sciatica is actually a sign that you have an underlying problem putting pressure on a nerve in your lower back. 

The most common cause of this nerve compression is a bulging or herniated lumbar disc. Piriformis syndrome is another common cause of sciatica. The piriformis is a muscle that lies directly over the sciatic nerve. If this muscle becomes tight or if you have a spasm in this muscle, it puts pressure directly on the sciatic nerve. Occasionally, sciatic pain in men is caused by sitting on a wallet. 

Fortunately, most cases of sciatica respond favorably to chiropractic treatment and massage therapy.


For a free consultation about sciatica,
call 704-341-3341 or E-mail us now.

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