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Sciatica

sciatica_1.jpgSciatica is one of the most common problems that we treat here in our office.  Basically, when your back goes out, it causes irritation to the sciatic nerve which then causes inflammation in the nerve and surrounding tissues. When you put it all together, you get all that pain in your leg.

The pain can be intense!  It often follows the path of your nerve down the back of your legs and thighs, ankle, foot and toes, but it can also radiate to your back.  Along with burning, sharp pains you may also feel nerve sensations such as pins-and-needles, tingling, prickling, crawling sensations or tenderness.  Ironically, your leg may also feel numb.

To complicate matters, although sciatica pain is usually in the back of the legs or thighs, in some people it can be in the front or the side of the legs or even in the hips.  For some, the pain is in both legs - bilateral sciatica!

The quantity of pain may vary.  There may be constant throbbing, but then it may let up for hours or even days.  It may ache or be knife-like.  Sometimes postural changes, like lying down or changing positions, affect the pain.  In severe cases, sciatica can cause a loss of reflexes or even a wasting of your calf muscles.

For sciatica sufferers, a good night's sleep may be a thing of the past.  Simple things like walking, sitting or standing up can be difficult or impossible.

If you're like most people, you've probably been putting up with this for some time now but there always comes a time when you have to finally do something about it.  We have helped so many people regain their life back by relieving this problem.  Lets see what we can do for you! Call us at 218-745-6655 to schedule your appointment now!

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