Could you be suffering from sciatica? You could be if you’re experiencing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. A painful nerve condition such as sciatica can leave you bewildered, wondering what could have caused your shooting pain–whether you lead an active lifestyle or not. Here at Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic in Augusta GA, we get to the root cause of your problem–fulfilling our vision of what quality healthcare should be: bringing you the best technology together with outstanding patient care.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about Sciatica:
WHAT IS SCIATICA?
Sciatica is low back pain combined with a pain through the buttock and down one leg. The pain usually goes past the knee and may go farther to the foot. Sometimes, weakness in the leg muscles occurs with sciatica.
WHAT ARE SCIATIC NERVES?
The sciatic nerves are the largest nerves in the body and are about the size of your little finger. They come out of the column low in the back and then go behind the hip joint, down the buttock, and down the back of the leg to the foot.
WHAT DOES SCIATICA FEEL LIKE?
The pain is usually a shooting pain, like electricity. It can also burn like fire or tingle much like the feeling when your leg “goes to sleep.” The pain can range from slightly annoying to totally unbearable. Some people have pain in one part of the leg and numbness in another part of the same leg.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TREAT SCIATICA?
Nonsurgical treatment methods are always the best option to try first.
As chiropractors in Augusta GA experienced in providing customized care, Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic has have amassed a long list of success stories for treating sciatica, in addition to other conditions that cause back pain. You can visit our website at www.georgia-clinic.com for more information or to read profiles of sciatica patients that we have successfully treated.
A Patient’s Story: Success from Sciatica
Donna was suffering from sciatica, a condition where there is pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve, causing pain or tingling in the leg. When Donna’s sciatica didn’t go away on its own, she decided to come in and see Dr. Huntsman.
With targeted, condition-specific treatments, Dr. Huntsman was able to get Donna to her pre-pain condition. Donna is now able to resume her favorite activities, such as long walks.
“I was suffering with leg pain last February before I came in to see Dr. Huntsman. The leg pain was making it difficult for me to do normal activity.
Now since starting care, my leg pain is gone. I’ve noticed unexpected changes too. I’m sleeping better, I’m able to move around much better, and I’m back to taking long walks.
My treatment with Dr. Huntsman has changed my view on chiropractic. I would definitely recommend the clinic. My situation has improved so much. I no longer have the pain in my leg and I feel I’m improving on a daily basis. Dr. Huntsman is the best.“
The Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog is written by Dr. Mark Huntsman.
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