Do you know anyone in the Portland area that is suffering from sciatica or any other type of pain? Try chiropractic!
The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest in your body. When it is inflamed, the condition is called sciatica. Not all leg pain is sciatica, but most all sciatica involves leg pain. Sciatica sufferers often have severe pain along the sciatic nerve path, usually in the back of the legs and thighs, although sometimes the pain may also be felt in the ankle, foot, and toes.
Occasionally pain is felt in the front or side of the legs, in the hips, or for some hapless sufferers, in both legs. Apart from pain, paresthesia, or pins and needles, burning, tingling, prickling, crawling sensations, or tenderness may be felt. Ironically the painful leg might feel numb as well!
Sciatica can be very painful to sufferers. Sleeping, sitting, walking, bending, turning, or standing up may be difficult or impossible. Chiropractic has been beneficial to millions of sciatica and leg pain sufferers. Dramatic relief has often been observed after a single chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic has been found to work better than traction, painkiller injections, and surgery.
Chiropractic care appears to have the most profound effect on sciatica when problems first occur. However, even in those who have been through the “medical runaround,” chiropractic can provide excellent results.
by Dr. Tedd Koren