Sciatic pain that goes untreated rarely stays the same. For many, it starts out as occasional jolts of electricity that shoots down the back of the leg – often all the way down to the foot. As the condition progresses, the pain settles in as a frequent burning pain and annoying tightness that feels like you have to stretch all the time. Eventually, there is constant pain and weakness to the point walking or even putting any pressure on the leg is impossible. Many patients describe sciatic pain as a hot poker burning inside their leg that won’t let up no matter what they do.
Sciatica is when the ‘sciatic nerve’ is pinched and causes radiating pain along its length. While there are several causes, the most common source of interference to this nerve is from a misalignment in the spine or pelvis. This is why many sciatica patients also have low back pain or history of this. While not all sciatica cases have associated back pain, their cause and best treatment are the same. If you have severe shooting or burning leg pain, the first treatment provider you should seek out is good chiropractor. They are the only health care professionals specifically trained in diagnosing and correcting spinal misalignment conditions that cause most sciatic cases.
At Solutions, our providers practice the gold standard of chiropractic called the Gonstead Method and we have an excellent track record with sciatica and pinched nerve conditions causing severe leg pain. Even if you do not have low back pain, but still suffer with acute or chronic pain, weakness or numbness/tingling in the legs, call us! Our integrated team of professionals plus state of the art treatment methods give patient the best advantage for optimum results. All the treatment we offer at Solutions for sciatica are natural, non-steroidal and geared toward correcting the cause of your problem.
Dr. Dan Levesque, DC
Dr. Levesque has practiced chiropractic in Abingdon, VA for the last 25 years. After experiencing amazing success with regenerative medicine himself, he came to work for Solutions Integrated Medicine. He is highly committed to further studying this science for the purpose of helping more patients feel better, become healthier and avoid surgery.
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