Many Americans experience some degree of back pain. A large percentage of those could also be experiencing symptoms of sciatica. Our backs might be the most overworked part of the body. So much is expected of them and not enough maintenance is done on our backs until something goes wrong, such as sciatica. We at Guzzardo Chiropractic Center are here to help.
In Clinton Twp, MI, we want to help you get on the road to recovery. Whether you're dealing with lower back pain or if it has evolved into sciatica, let us take care of you. If you are unsure about what you're dealing with, we can help answer your questions. Below are the basics and how you can move forward from the pain.
Back Pain and Sciatica
Sciatica come from the sciatic nerve, which resides in your lower back. This nerve splits and extends south on both sides of your body. The sciatic nerve ranges from the hips down through the top half of the thigh. Sciatica is a pain that occurs from this nerve, particularly when it is compressed. While the sciatic nerve is on both sides, sciatica is usually felt only on one. Patients might complain of shooting down the back and into the leg or a burning sensation as well as numbness in the back of the leg.
Sciatica is often associated with pinched nerves. Herniated disks or bone spurs on vertebrae put pressure on the nerve, which causes the pain.
You may be feeling fine and out of nowhere, your back goes into a serious spasm that you could not have seen coming. You might be confused about where the pain could be coming from. It is possible that it came from a place that you were not expecting. One example includes long periods of inactivity.
To get a handle on the situation, depending on severity, the following are some of the treatment options our chiropractor might put on your plan:
- Corrective exercises
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Lifestyle advice
- Spinal decompression
- Nutritional advice
- And more
Get Help with Chronic Pain Relief from Our Chiropractor for Pinched Nerves and Back Pain
If you're in the Clinton Twp, MI, area and feel like you might be dealing with pinched nerves, back pain, or sciatica, give us a call at (586) 286-6616. We at Guzzardo Chiropractic Center exist to help patients obtain relief and we'd love to get started helping you with your chronic pain relief.