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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.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder related to the nervous system, causing involuntary twitching or movement of one or both of the legs. It is also classified as a sleep disorder because the incessant movement interferes with the sufferer’s ability to sleep, leading to insomnia and elevated stress levels.
Symptoms of RLS are variable and specific to the individual but usually include at least one of the following:
- Aching to outright pain
It has also been described as a creepy-crawly type feeling. Regardless, of how you characterize it, RLS is downright unpleasant. Symptoms are often prevalent during the daytime but become most pronounced when a person lies prostrate, or tries to rest. Because it is a disorder of the nervous system, chiropractic is a particularly effective treatment.
Muscle twitching is caused by a nervous system signal, whereby motor neurons signal to a particular muscle to contract: muscle builders utilize this signaling to build muscle. Because nerves control this muscle movement, it makes sense that if your muscles are twitching involuntarily, it could be a nervous system malfunction.
We provide the following benefits to RLS sufferers:
- Chiropractic adjustment to normalize nerve functioning in the lumbo-sacral region, where nerves communicate to the legs.
- Exercises and stretches that support and balance the pelvic region.
- Focusing on establishing balance in the lower body.
Do not let structural causes be the reason for your RLS. Call our office in Houston at 713-862-2440 to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C.