Sciatica refers to nerve irritation or pinching of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your pelvis, through your hip area and buttocks and down each leg. The sciatic nerve branches into smaller nerves as it travels down the legs providing feeling to your thighs, legs, and feet as well as controlling many of the muscles in your lower legs.
Causes Of Sciatica
At Laguna Bay Chiropractic in Noosa, Dr. Travis Davis is a local chiropractor that offers fast, effective treatment of sciatica and other types of nerve impingement.
Subluxations are one of the most common causes of low back pain. A subluxation refers to improper movement of the vertebrae of the spine. These misalignments can lead to severe and debilitating low back pain and often sciatica. Fortunately, Dr. Davis can easily treat subluxations of the lower back with chiropractic adjustments, electric muscle stimulation and exercises to strengthen supportive muscles.
Spasm Or Tension Of The Piriformis Muscle
The Piriformis Muscle is a gluteal muscle that is responsible for lateral hip rotation. Due to our modern lifestyle of frequent sitting, this muscle is prone to tension and injury. What results is a tight or spastic muscle. This is a problem in and of itself but even worse is the proximity of this muscle to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve lays right underneath of the piriformis muscle and is prone to getting "pinched" when the muscle is tight or spastic. This condition is known as "piriformis syndrome" and is frequently responsible for radiating sciatic pain. . At Laguna Bay Chiropractic in Noosaville, Dr. Davis treats piriformis syndrome with active release of the piriformis muscle, stretches, electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound therapy or laser therapy. .
Bulging of the intervertebral discs is one of the most common sources of debilitating and radiating sciatic pain. Injuries to the discs of the low back typically occur due to bending and twisting while lifting. Disc injuries are one of the most common reasons that patients will have back surgery. Unfortunately, once a disc is injured it can take some time to heal. Disc injuries can heal, they just do so more slowly than a subluxation or sprain strain. If you are suffering from a disc bulge or have radiating pain into the buttocks or legs, you should see Dr. Davis first. Dr. Davis is a disc injury specialist and has the equipment and experience necessary to treat low back due to disc bulges. At Laguna Bay Chiropractic in Noosa, we have invested in one of the most effective and successful tools available for treating disc injuries, Triton DTS Spinal Decompression. With some chiropractic adjustments, following your treatment plan and home exercises and spinal decompression, you have a good change of avoiding low back surgery associated with a disc bulge.
Why see us for your sciatic pain?
Dr. Travis Davis, a chiropractor in Noosa, can treat sciatica. He has the experience, expertise and has invested in the best technology available to care for your sciatic nerve pain. Dr. Davis prides himself in giving 110% and "going the extra mile" for his patients. You can rest assured that when visiting Laguna Bay Chiropractic, you are not simply the next patient in line or a number. We care about your well being and giving you the results that you need and frankly, are paying for. If you are needlessly suffering from sciatica, pick up the phone and call Laguna Bay Chiropractic now. You'll be glad you did!
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