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Struggling With Sciatica?

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Sciatica Q & A

What is sciatica?

Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or pinched. The sciatic nerves travel from the base of your spine, through the buttocks, and down each leg. When the nerve on either side is pinched, the pain radiates down your leg. You may also experience numbness, weakness, or a burning feeling in the affected leg.

What causes sciatica?

Sciatica is caused by a variety of health conditions such as:

  • Herniated disc in the lower spine
  • Tightness or spasm of muscles in the buttocks, called piriformis syndrome
  • A narrowing of the spinal column, called spinal stenosis
  • A slipped vertebra in the lower back
  • Degenerative spinal disease

Are you at risk for sciatica?

Your risk for developing sciatica increases with age simply because pressure on the lower back over time leads to degeneration and disc herniation. Other lifestyle factors that increase the chance of sciatic include sitting for a long time, a sedentary lifestyle, jobs that require heavy lifting, and being overweight.

How can chiropractic care help sciatica?

Dr. Donnelly begins by carefully reviewing your medical history, performing a physical exam, and getting X-rays. After he has determined the underlying cause of your pain, he works together with you to create a treatment plan that addresses your individual needs.

Chiropractic care includes diverse therapies that work to relieve sciatica in different ways. Chiropractic adjustments can realign the spine, which takes pressure off the nerve and relieves sciatica pain. Chiropractic treatments can also be used to alleviate stress and imbalance in your legs and feet that occur as you favor the painful leg and put more weight on the opposite leg.

Dr. Donnelly may develop an exercise regimen that relieves stress on the sciatic nerve by strengthening back muscles and improving posture.

Can you prevent sciatica?

With routine chiropractic care, Dr. Donnelly can detect subtle changes in your back before they begin to cause symptoms. Then he can prevent the problem with treatment to keep your spine in proper alignment, improve motion and flexibility, and eliminate pressure that results in a pinched nerve.

Dr. Donnelly offers complete chiropractic care, which means he works with you to eliminate your risks for sciatica. For example, he can help you learn proper lifting technique and teach you an exercise regimen to use at home that builds core strength.

Dr. Patrick Donnelly at Think Chiropractic provides comprehensive chiropractic care that can prevent sciatica from developing and effectively treat the condition after it’s diagnosed. If you experience sciatica pain, call his Chiropractic office in Chamblee, Georgia, or schedule an appointment online.


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10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

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Think Chiropractic
5001 Peachtree Boulevard
Suite 625
Chamblee, GA 30341
(404) 793-2264

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