Santa Monica Effective Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica
Sciatica is is a term that describes leg pain or numbness associated with compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerves are the thickest nerves in the human body, they exit the spine from our low back and run the length of our legs to our feet. Sciatica is a very painful and debilitating condition that can have a serious impact on an individual's quality of life. Chiropractic care is a safe and highly effective treatment for sciatica without drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic Care in Santa Monica for Sciatica Pain Relief
Sciatica pain is most frequently caused by a spinal misalignment. A vertebral misalignment (subluxation) for example, or disc herniation can compress or irritate nerve roots exiting the spinal column. This can manifest in radiating pain or a numbing sensation anywhere along the length of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is one of the longest in the body. So depending on the severity and location of compression, sciatic symptoms can radiate from the lower back to the buttocks or all the way to the feet and toes. When vertebral or disc misalignment exist, sciatic symptoms will persist. The primary purpose of Chiropractic art and science is the correction of spinal misalignment specifically for the purpose of removing nerve interference.
If you are experiencing sciatica pain, our chiropractor will perform a careful history and diagnostic evaluation to determine the specific location of any spinal misalignment. Once we have located the subluxation and nerve compression, the doctor will then create a treatment plan to specifically correct these spinal subluxations. Dr. Arndt's chiropractic adjusting techniques are specific and precise. He will use only the minimum force necessary for maximum correction. The objective of chiropractic care is not only relief of sciatic pain, put removal of nerve interference to optimize your body's healing potential. This is done without surgery or pain medication.
At Apex Chiropractic, Dr. Arndt uses several chiropractic techniques such as Diversified, Full Spine Specific, Gonstead technique, S.O.T., with the best Leander Flexion/Distraction tables. Vertebral and pelvic misalignments create instability in the low back. Misalignments cause a shearing pressure on the fluid filled shock absorbers that cushion and separate our vertebrae. These fluid filled sacs called intervertebral discs are directly adjacent to the thick nerve roots that exit our spines. The shearing pressure can cause discs to bulge or herniate directly into these nerve roots. When this occurs at the level of the sciatic nerve, sciatic symptoms can manifest. By correcting subluxations and restoring proper alignment to the spine and pelvis, chiropractic adjustments help remove the pressure from the discs as well as the corresponding sciatic nerve roots. If you suffer from sciatica, Dr. Arndt can help you. Call Apex Chiropractic to schedule an appointment today!