Sciatica

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is the irritation or compression of the nerve roots or nerve fibers that make up the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body about the diameter of a finger. Up to 40% of people will have some form of Sciatica in their lifetime. Pain can be felt anywhere along the nerve. Pain can be felt in the Lower Back, buttocks, leg, calf, or foot. The most common cause is a Herniated Spinal Disc. Spinal Disc can be injured or weakened over time. The disc can compress the nerve roots making up the sciatic nerve and cause pain. Another cause is the spinal bones can shift out of place compressing nerve fibers also causing pain.

 

 

Multidisciplinary Approach

At Axe Chiropractic we take a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of sciatica. A complete examination will be performed to verify the cause of the pain. Proper diagnostic imaging may be ordered to rule out other factors. The first level of treatment will be a customized plan of Chiropractic adjustments, specific exercises and stretches. Chiropractic adjustments usually resolve the issue but if the expected results from the adjustments are not accomplished a referral to our medical doctors may be necessary to assist in the treatment. Axe Chiropractic is one of the few chiropractic offices in DFW that works hand and hand with medical doctors to properly treat and manage spinal conditions and injuries.

Monday:        9:00 – 12:00
                      3:00 –  5:00

 

Tuesday:        Closed

 

Wednesday:  9:00 – 12:00
                      3:00 – 6:00

 

Thursday:      9:00 – 12:00
                      3:00 – 6:00

 

Friday:            9:00 – 1:00

Hours

Dr. Brett Stephens