Irritation to this nerve bundle anywhere along the pathway may cause lower back pain, leg pain, muscle weakness, or foot drop, to name a few secondary conditions (symptoms). Because of the wide variety of potential secondary conditions, sciatica is a very loose diagnosis with no effective long-term treatment under standard medical care.
We approach this problem at Platinum Chiropractic from the roots. A key part of our first examination focuses on the lower spinal vertebrae, since these nerves originate from your lumbar spine. We identify Neuro-Structural shifts that could irritate the nerves running down your leg.
Usually, when we are able to correct the problem at the cause, the secondary conditions such as leg pain, cramps, foot drop, etc., tend to go away on their own. We also include specific exercises to address any imbalances and help strengthen after we’ve corrected the problem. This is why we get such great results with our patients with sciatica or back pain in general.
Is anyone you know struggling with these secondary conditions? Let them know we offer Consultations free of charge to speak with Dr. Karo about how we can help.