Sciatica is a disorder that is most commonly characterized by mild to intense pain in either the right or left leg. The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the entire body, running from the sacrum through the buttock and through the hip into each leg. Five sets of paired nerve roots combine to form the sciatic nerve and an impingement to any one (or more) of these roots can lead to sciatic nerve pain.
Spinal disorders that lead to impingement on the sciatic nerve roots include:
- Piriformis syndrome
- Herniated disc
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
If the disorder that has led to your sciatic nerve pain is structural, chiropractic can help relieve the pressure to the nerve. At Holmes Chiropractic, we use a combination of modalities to treat your sciatic nerve pain.
- Ice/cold therapy to reduce inflammation and control pain.
- Spinal adjustment: to restore misaligned vertebrae to their proper position, stopping them from impinging on nerves.
If you are tired of living with sciatic nerve pain, call our office in Houston at (713) 862-2440 to get an evaluation and find out how we can get you on the path to living pain free.
Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C.