Sciatica simply means pain, numbness, or tingling that travels from your buttock down your leg. Patients may have pain that goes just to the knee or that travels all the way down into the foot. Depending on the case, patients may experience excruciating pain or just a dull ache.
Mederi Health has seen a number of causes of sciatica, including:
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Functional muscle imbalances
- Herniated disc
- And a variety of other uncommon conditions
In most cases, sciatica is caused by a combination of functional imbalances. The sciatic nerve has to move and slide in-between the small muscles of the pelvis and the muscles of the lower leg when we move and walk. What tends to happen is that as we develop scar tissue, the nerve gets squashed underneath the large muscles of the hip, which doesn’t allow the nerve to slide properly. Every time we move, the body tugs and irritate the nerve, causing pain.
Fortunately, Drs. Holden and Endriss have years of experience relieving sciatica. Using a variety of chiropractic techniques and manipulation, and collaborating with other members of Mederi Health’s multidisciplinary team, we will create the treatment plan that’s right for you.
Call us today at (303) 993-2323 to schedule a consultation with one of our team members at our Westminster, Colorado clinic.