Sciatica is no laughing matter. The pain shooting down your leg can be severe. If you are looking for relief from sciatica, Springfield Chiropractic Clinic has what you need. We offer a wide variety of chiropractic and nutritional procedures and modalities to help you achieve optimal health through natural, safe, and effective care with a personal touch. Our state-of-the-art Springfield wellness center, founded by Dr. Timothy Wenneborg, DC, who has 24 years of extensive training in the most advanced chiropractic techniques, is dedicated to the health, vitality and well-being of each and every one of our patients. Our care includes strategies for Springfield pain management. Our dedication to your care and comfort in a friendly and welcoming environment is what makes us unique. Our goal is to serve the our community with whole body health. We treat a multitude of musculoskeletal conditions using complete chiropractic care, spinal rehabilitation, nutrition and weight loss, cold laser therapy, natural hormone replacement, and a full service clinic.
Sciatica, also called lumbar radiculopathy, is a term that describes symptoms of pain, numbness, and/or weakness that radiate along the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the buttocks and leg. The pain from sciatica can range from a constant, dull pain to an excruciating and debilitating condition. Most of sciatica symptoms result from lower back disorders between the L4 (fourth lumbar vertebra) and S1 (first sacral) levels that put pressure on or cause irritation to a lumbar nerve root. Depending on where the sciatic nerve roots are compressed, symptoms may be felt in different areas of the leg and into the foot. Most commonly, sciatica is caused by a disc problem, such as a herniated disc that is pressing against a nerve root. It can also occur when a disc degenerates, which releases inflammatory proteins that irritate the adjacent nerve. There are also times when hypertonic hip muscles, most often the lateral hip rotator piriformis muscle, compress the sciatic nerve resulting in sciatica pain. Sciatica symptoms are typically felt on only one side of the body. They may include a combination of leg and foot pain, weakness, tingling or numbness. Here at Springfield Chiropractic Clinic, we provide lasting Springfield pain management of your sciatica pain.
One of our Springfield pain management strategies are our chiropractic adjustments. Diversified spinal and extremity adjustments is one of the most widely used forms of adjustment in chiropractic care. This hands-on technique helps create motion in spinal joints with the goal of restoring structure and function. Extremity adjustments are adjustments to joints that are not contained in the spine. Once restoration of motion has been returned to the extremity, there is often reduced pain, improved motion, relaxed muscles, reduced nerve interference and promotion of healing. Another option to control your pain is cold laser therapy. This non-invasive, non-thermal, fast and painless treatment uses low levels lasers to heal and strengthen tissue. Give us a call today to discuss your best treatment options.