How Chiropractic can Help Sciatica

We've treated a lot of women and men in our Charlotte, NC office who are hurting from sciatica, and it's an ailment that can result in overwhelming discomfort and difficulties. The good news is that you don't have to suffer, because chiropractic care is a fantastic way to get you out of pain.

The sciatic nerve is one of the most extensive nerves in your body, and extends from your spine, through your pelvis, and down the back of your leg. Because this significant nerve extends through so many small spaces, it's susceptible to being irritated or pinched.

Sometimes sciatic pain stems in the lower back where the nerves leave the spinal column; from time to time the nerve can be irritated by the piriformis muscle in the pelvis.

One of the first things Dr. Gomez will do is conduct a careful examination that will help find the actual root cause of your discomfort. This might not even be exactly where you're feeling discomfort, as the nerve can be pinched much higher up in your body than where you're feeling the pain or numbness.

Once we've diagnosed the starting point of your ailments, we'll be able to start working towards restoring the normal function of your spine and sciatic nerve. Removing restrictions or constriction on the nerve will then relieve the symptoms.

Our office is conveniently located in Charlotte, NC and we are currently accepting new patients. Give our office a call today at (704) 377-0800 and we'll get you an appointment as soon as possible.

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