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Pills or muscle relaxers can’t correct the nerve compression caused by a bulging disc.

Sciatica is a distracting pain that begins in the lower back and extends down one or both legs. It typically worsens with periods of sitting or standing.

The discs between the spinal bones of the lower back are often involved.

Trauma or long term stress can cause one or more discs to bulge. This crowds nearby nerves, causing irritation and inflammation. Coughing, sneezing or other kinds of movement can be painful. If neglected, the nerve irritation extends down one or both legs along the sciatic nerves. The pain appears in the leg, but the culprit is often the spinal cord – especially in the lower back!

Contracted leg test

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There’s Hope

Fortunately, gently restoring your spinal cord to its natural state improves the natural self-repair mechanisms that lie within all of us. This work allows has produced results for many people who suffer from sciatica.

It all starts with a consultation and thorough examination. If we think we can help, we’ll tell you. And if we don’t think we can help, we’ll tell you that too and refer you to someone we think can. Get started today.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How do you get sciatica?
    Excess stress of some kind is the only reason that the body reacts in this painful way. It’s easy to trace some problems to an event, such as a car accident. Yet, daily physical, mental/emotional or chemical stress can result in cumulative damage. Years of bad posture, excess worry, poor food choices, excess weight, or countless other causes sets the stage. Then, something simple like bending over to tie your shoes can trigger an episode.
  • Can chiropractic cure sciatica?
    Actually, chiropractic doesn’t cure anything! Only your body can do that. The chiropractic approach to sciatica (and other health problems) is to help restore the way your entire system works, reducing nerve irritation and revitalizing your own self healing ability.
  • How much chiropractic care will be needed?
    Naturally, this varies from client to client. Most sciatica clients are delighted with the results they get within their first 5 sessions with Dr. Jay.
  • What if I don’t remember any ‘trauma’?
    This is a common refrain. Because our bodies are unusually adaptive, we can often accommodate a variety of stresses for years. Finally, like the “straw that broke the camel’s back,” we turn or bend funny and suddenly our spine succumbs to the accumulation of stress.