Find Sciatica Relief at Active Life Chiropractic
Sciatica is an all-too-common pain that radiates along the large sciatic nerve – a nerve that starts in your lower back and extends down through your hips, buttocks and down each leg. Despite its “two-sided” presence, sciatica usually affects only one side of the body.
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched. Causes for this include:
A herniated spinal disc
A bone spur on a spinal vertebrae
Narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis)
Disease-related damage, i.e. diabetes
A misalignment (subluxation) within the spine/muscles causing entrapment of the sciatic nerve
There are several symptoms related to sciatica. These include discomfort anywhere along the nerve’s path, numbness/tingling/muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot and trouble with bowel and/or bladder control. Mild sciatica disappears over time, but some forms of sciatica involve excruciating pain.
No matter what’s causing your sciatica and where the pain is occurring, the experts at Active Life Chiropractic can provide fast, beneficial sciatica relief.
Here is a Summary of Our Process:
Dr. Bob Mason will conduct a consultation and determine if your problem is within his scope of practice. From there he will conduct an exam that includes orthopedic, neurologic tests and diagnostic tests (such as spinal x-rays). Following the exam, Dr. Bob will discuss his diagnosis as well as recommendations. Recommendations include how much he can help, what types of treatments are needed, at home instructions, how long it will take to see improvements and the cost of care.
At Active Life Chiropractic we accept all major health insurances as well as offer different options for those who are underinsured or have high copays or deductibles.
Sciatic nerve pain is one of the most life affecting problems we see at Active Life Chiropractic. Our main goal is to improve our patient’s quality of life as quickly as possible. If you are looking for a sciatica expert serving Charlotte, NC., contact us today to make an appointment and learn more about our sciatica treatments.