What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a common condition characterized by pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the lower back and legs. The pain is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down through the legs.

Sciatica can be caused by a variety of factors such as: 

  • Herniated Discs 
  • Spinal Stenosis 
  • Degenerative Disc Disease 
  • Piriformis Syndrome 

Symptoms of sciatica can include:

  • Lower back pain 
  • Shooting pain in the legs 
  • Numbness or tingling in the legs 
  • Weakness in the lower extremities

Risk Factors for Sciatica: 

  • History of back injuries or trauma
  • Sedentary lifestyle 
  • Occupation requiring prolonged sitting
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Pregnancy
  • Poor lifting techniques
  • Running

Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica:

The goal of treatment at Colorado Spine and Joint Center Sports Chiropractic in Thornton is to alleviate pain and discomfort, improve function, and prevent recurrence of the condition. 

To effectively treat sciatica, our integrative approach combines:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Myofascial Release Therapy
  • Corrective Exercises 

The staff at Colorado Spine and Joint Center is highly trained and experienced in providing safe and effective care for sciatica patients. If you are experiencing symptoms of sciatica, schedule an appointment at Colorado Spine and Joint Center Sports Chiropractic today to get back to your active lifestyle.

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