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Many patients who have heard of sciatica are surprised to discover that it is not an actual disorder. It is a sign of an underlying problem, according to our chiropractor in Farmington and Farmington Hills, MI. Our Farmington chiropractor offers several types of therapy at Anchor Health & Wellness to relieve sciatic nerve pain.
The sciatic nerve originates in the lower back. It consists of branches of roots of nerves in the lumbar spine. This nerve – the largest in the body – runs through the pelvis and into each buttock. It then travels down each leg. Parts extend into the thigh, the calf, the foot, and the toes.
Sciatica is the name for the pain that travels along this nerve when something puts pressure on at least one lumbar nerve root. Our Farmington Hills chiropractor cites six frequent causes:
Patients with sciatic nerve pain might experience discomfort so severe that it is debilitating. Others note signs that are irritating but infrequent and that could worsen at some point. For most, the severity of leg pain is much greater than that of lower back pain. Many individuals who suffer from sciatica describe burning or searing sensations that resemble electrical shocks traveling along a leg.
Our chiropractor in Farmington notes that most patients experience a combination of these symptoms:
Chiropractic is ideal for sciatica treatment in Farmington because it brings relief using noninvasive and nonsurgical therapies. Our Farmington chiropractor treats and manages sciatica using gentle methods:
To take the first step toward sciatica treatment in Farmington, schedule a consultation with our Farmington Hills chiropractor, Dr. Michele Foxworthy. Anchor Health & Wellness has provided the highest standard of chiropractic care in Farmington since 1983. Call us today at 248-471-1250 to schedule your appointment.
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