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PAIN-FREE CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR SCIATICA IN ATHENS, PA

our chiropractic clinic helps sciatica pain

WHY SCIATICA HURTS SO MUCH

Sciatica affects more than 3 million people each year in the United States. It can cause serious and persistent nerve pain that originates in the spine and typically extends down the back of the leg.  The pain from sciatica can be excruciating and debilitating, sometimes making standing or sitting difficult or impossible. Sciatic pain in Athens may feel more like a burning sensation or a sudden jolt of pain which can be accompanied by numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot.


THE SCIACTIC NERVE  

The longest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve is actually a bundle of five nerves that exit from the lumbar spine and sacrum.  These nerves group together in the buttocks under the piriformis muscle to form the one large sciatic nerve, which then travels down the back of each leg. The sciatic nerve provides strength and sensation to the legs and connects major muscles with the spinal cord. An impairment or issue with the sciatic nerve can cause muscle weakness, numbness and pain.


UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT CAN CAUSE SCIATIC PAIN:

  • Herniated or Bulging Disc (most common cause)
  • Lumbar Spine Subluxations (improper movement or alignment of the lumbar vertebrae)
  • Piriformis Syndrome (muscle in the buttocks becomes tight or spasms)
  • Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal creates pressure on nerves)
  • Spondylolisthesis (slippage of a vertebra, narrowing the nerve exit)
  • Bone Spurs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth

RISK FACTORS FOR SCIATIC PAIN AND DAMAGE

  • As the body ages, risk increases for sciatic nerve issues due to age-related changes in the spine, such as herniated discs and bone spurs.
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Obesity also can increase risk, as excess weight can contribute to spinal changes.
  • Diabetes increases risk of nerve damage, and is another risk factor for sciatica.
  • Other lifestyle factors such as occupation and prolonged sitting can play a role in the development of sciatica.

OUR APPROACH TO SCIATIC PAIN IN ATHENS PA

  • At Horn Family Chiropractic, we start with a thorough evaluation which includes a detailed history and full physical exam to determine the cause of your sciatic pain.
  • We examine your spine for misalignments.
  • X-rays will be taken to evaluate the physical structure of your spine.
  • Our assessment will determine the exact treatment protocol necessary.

HOW WE TREAT SCIATICA DEPENDS ON YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS:

  • SPECIFIC CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your spinal nerves, specifically in the low back.
  • SPECIALIZED MYOFASCIAL TECHNIQUES to address tension in the musculature of your low back, hips and legs.
  • NON-SURGICAL SPINAL DECOMPRESSION- by gently stretches and decompressing the low back to reduce long-standing pressure on the nerves of the lumbar spine that make up the sciatic nerve. Decompression also promotes blood flow to the area, which in turn promotes your body’s natural healing process.
  • DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation, improve nerve function, and promote healing in order to speed recovery.
  • RECOMMENDATIONS on nutrition, posture, ergonomics, corrective exercises, and relaxation techniques to relieve joint and nerve irritation and tension in the muscles of the lower back and pelvis.

***DON’T WAIT UNTIL YOUR PAIN GETS WORSE.  CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY, OR CLICK THE NEW PATIENT SPECIAL BUTTON TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE TO FIND OUT IF WE CAN HELP YOU.*** 

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Tuesday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Wednesday
7:15am - 11:00am


Thursday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Friday
7:15am - 11:00am


Saturday
Closed

Horn Family Chiropractic
29767 Route 220
Athens, PA 18810
(570) 882-9009

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