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Suffering From Sciatica?

our chiropractic clinic helps sciatica pain

Emergency room doctors say that sciatica is one of the most common things they encounter each year in Franklin. While there are large numbers of people that have this issue, many never achieve a long-term solution. Their sciatic pain continues to worsen because they have not received the correct treatment. This article from Franklin Family Chiropractic will help you to understand the ins and outs of this condition and how chiropractic care can help you overcome it.

Many people wonder what sciatica feels like? Patients often describe the pain of sciatica as a slight discomfort to the most extreme unbearable pain. Sciatic pain can show up in different areas of the leg and foot, and many times the pain will come and go. Over years of time people tend to go through periods of pain that typically intensify as the problem goes unchecked.


Sciatica in Franklin

The pelvic and lumbar spine are usually the areas that a sciatic issue will start from. This area of the spine is very complicated and it can be difficult to locate the problem. Our team will be able to work with you to zero in on the source. From there they will need to work with you to improve the position of the spine and discs.

Some patients say that all they did was bend over to pick up a piece of paper and they were hit with extreme pain. They don't understand how an easy task caused them so much pain. The reality is that their condition was probably developing over years of time, that piece of paper just happened to be the last straw. Most spinal problems don't happen overnight, they build up over years of time.


Radiculopathy

You have been diagnosed with sciatica. Or you are feeling sharp shooting pain. The medical doctors may or not have told you, but the word for sharp shooting, radiating pain is called radiculopathy. It is of a pathological origin. You are in pain and the muscle relaxers and pain medications aren’t working! Most people have heard of sciatica but do not understand why the pain is there; we treat it every day at Franklin Family Chiropractic.

You cannot have a sciatic nerve issue without the discs being involved. Often, upon an examination, we find a pseudo-disc or bulging disc, which just means the area is locked up, but equally painful. It is not torn or herniated, just out of function and locked up. (or it could be).


Sciatic nerve explained

Because the sciatic nerve comes from 5 branches in the low back that combine into a literal telephone cord sized nerve, you would be in a great deal of pain. Sciatica can produce pain in the knee, ankle toes, the front of the thigh, and down the side or back of the leg. It is all one nerve, many branches. But you are in pain! The reason that chiropractic works for pain that is all over the place is that the cause is the same. Imbalances in the spine and the spinal joints and dysfunction of the low back.

I wish it were more fun, new, or interesting. But the essence of sciatica is what Franklin Family Chiropractic does every day. Balance and unlock the spine. We re-train the spine to work better and also give you advice on how to change your daily habits, should you want that. This is also the best way to address the Other cause of the pain. Parents bending over baby beds, doing the laundry, and computer work. All of these experiences have solutions to the way your back is being put into a bad position. You need your spine retrained and some tips on changing daily habits.


Other habits that cause sciatica
Habits that actually affect the low back and sciatic nerve are being stuck in the same position using the good old’ iPad or iPhone, improper sleep hygiene, or being out of alignment so long, well you are locked up. The body will do what you ask it to do most often.

When you feel that deep lump in your gluts or behind, this is when the nerves to the muscles deep, way in the body are in chronic spasm. Yes, a massage helps and feels good. I love massages, but it only addresses the muscle and not the cause of the problem. The cause is in this order: brain runs to the spinal cord, passing the disc, to the nerve to tell the muscle what to do. The muscle either does what it is supposed to or not. Sometimes it can not because when the spine and disc area is locked up the information does not get there. This can cause pain or even weakness.


things to think about

Stretching: is important even with chiropractic. Getting through the hips, hamstrings, and doing bridges are the easiest way to reset your spine and help yourself between adjustments. You will notice one side is tighter. We at Franklin Family Chiropractic will coach you on how to stretch the area for your spine and condition.

Do you see why pain medication will not do the trick? Get informed on natural ways to heal. Give chiropractic a chance. It can only help.


How Long Does it Take to Correct Sciatica?

Treatment length for sciatic pain can vary significantly from patient to patient. Some people respond very quickly while others take more time to recover. It really depends on the condition of the disc or the joints that the chiropractor has to correct. In most cases, the longer the issue persists, the longer it will take to achieve correction. The great news is that it typically takes less time to fix an issue like this than it took to create it.

In the US the amount of people that end up with back surgery is staggering, and the low success rate is disappointing. It's estimated that back surgery is only about 15% effective within a five year period of time. That's simply not good enough for you.


If you are serious about turning this problem around, and avoiding surgery, call our team at Franklin Family Chiropractic in Franklin today. We are here to answer any questions you have and we look forward to meeting you soon.

Monday
7:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
7:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm


Thursday
7:00am - 10:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
7:00am - 12:00pm


Saturday
By Appointment

Franklin Family Chiropractic
Physician's Plaza
100 Covey Drive #306
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 967-7585

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