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Sciatica Specialist

Clarksville Chiropractic Center

Chiropractic & Acupuncture located in Clarksville, TN

If you experience burning, electrical pains that radiate down one of your legs, you likely have sciatica. Known for causing sudden, agonizing discomfort that comes on quickly, sciatica is easily treatable and preventable with the help of Clarksville Chiropractic Center providers. You can book your sciatica evaluation at this Clarksville, Tennessee, clinic online or you can call to speak with a team member directly.

Sciatica Q & A

What causes sciatica?

Often known as a “pinched sciatic nerve,” sciatica causes severe lower back and leg pain that can seriously disrupt your life. If you suffer from sciatica, any of the following factors may be to blame:

  • Herniated, ruptured, or bulged disc
  • Diabetes-related complications
  • Frequent heavy lifting 
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Bone spurs
  • Obesity 

Additionally, as you get older, the bones along your spinal column — vertebrae — often weaken, especially if you have arthritis. Cushioning discs between bones can also start to deteriorate. 

Because of these issues, bones become more compressed, which leaves little room for nerves. Over time, nerve compression on your sciatic nerve is more likely to occur. 

How is sciatica diagnosed?

Diagnosing sciatica generally requires a series of tests and physical evaluations. Your provider at Clarksville Chiropractic Center is likely going to:

  • Check your reflexes and muscle strength
  • Observe you walk or lift your legs 
  • Look at X-ray images

To help with the sciatica diagnostic process, it’s also important to let your practitioner know about any sciatica symptoms you experience, such as:

  • Jolting, electrical pains
  • Burning or numbness
  • Difficulty walking

These symptoms tend to begin in your lower back and spread down just one of your legs. You may even experience sciatica discomfort all the way down into your feet. 

Sciatica sufferers often report that flare-ups are unpredictable. Out of nowhere, sciatica pain becomes very severe, which impacts work, household, and daily activities. 

What is the treatment for sciatica?

If any of the above symptoms are affecting you, even if it’s just on occasion, the experts at Clarksville Chiropractic Center can help. Your sciatica treatment plan can incorporate several types of healing therapies, such as:

  • Acupuncture 
  • Massage therapy 
  • Heat or ice packs 
  • Weight loss management
  • Daily stretching exercises 
  • Regular chiropractic adjustments 

Clarksville Chiropractic Center providers even offer laser therapy with an 825nm medical laser. This treatment penetrates deeply to promote blood flow and nerve tissue healing, so your sciatica resolves naturally over time. 

If you suffer from sciatica pain, contact Clarksville Chiropractic Center for an evaluation. Click on the online booking feature or call to schedule an appointment over the phone today.

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