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Sciatica & Leg Pain

Sciatica

Leg Pain
Leg Weakness

Sciatica and Chiropractic

Pain that radiates from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg is the hallmark of sciatica. Occasionally, sciatic pain in men is caused by sitting on a wallet. It can be as simple as a muscle spasm (periformis) or as complex as a herniated disc, Sciatica affect millions of Americans daily. Millar Chiropractic specializes in getting to the root cause and fixing sciatica.  

Millar Chiropractic Clinics specializes in Sciatica, Leg Pain and Leg Weakness. Sciatica which is pain down a leg with or without leg weakness. What causes that pain can be as simple as a spam in the piriformis muscle or as complex at a radiculopathy (radiating leg pain or weakness) from a herniated disc. We like to get to the cause of sciatica and fix the problem if possible. We have successfully treated thousands of patients with sciatica over the years. There is no shortcut and experience and knowhow makes a difference when dealing with sciatica. Find out what 8500 of your Alabama friends and neighbors already know... Millar Chiropractic Clinics. 

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The great sciatic nerve is the longest and largest (widest) nerve in your body. It runs from your back to your pelvis, through your hip area and buttocks and down each leg to the feet. It is derived from spinal nerves L4 through S3 and it contains fibres from the lumbosacral plexus.  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. T he term sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of this nerve.

What causes Sciatica?

Sciatica is actually a sign that you have an underlying problem putting pressure on, irritating or compressing the great sciatica nerve or its nerve roots. The most common cause of this nerve compression is a bulging or herniated lumbar disc. Other c ommon causes of sciatica include the following lower back and hip conditions: degenerative disc disease, lumbar spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and piriformis syndrome. Other acute causes of sciatica include coughing, muscular hypertension, and sneezing.  Piriformis syndrome is another common cause of sciatica. The piriformis is a muscle that lies directly over the sciatic nerve. If this muscle becomes tight or if you have a spasm in this muscle, it puts pressure directly on the sciatic nerve.

Also occasionally sciatic pain in men is caused by sitting on a wallet. Finally sciatica can be caused by nerve injury which  occurs about 3.0% of the time during total hip replacements and nearly 8% of the time with total hip revisions.

So you can see that Sciatica can be caused by anyone or several of these together. For that reason you need someone that specializes in sciatica. A Doctor that will turn over the rocks and get to the root cause of your sciatica and then treat it if possible. So to treat sciatica you need to get to the root cause of sciatica otherwise your treating the wrong thing. The Doctors of Millar Chiropractic Clinics make sciatica one of our specialties. We love the "sciatica challenge"  

How do I know if I have sciatica?

Pain that radiates from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg is the hallmark of sciatica. Sciatica may be accompanied by numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in the affected leg. This pain can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or excruciating discomfort. Sometimes it may feel like a jolt or electric shock. Sciatic pain often starts gradually and intensifies over time. It's likely to be worse when you sit, cough or sneeze.

How is Sciatica Treated?

The vast majority of the time, sciatic pain can be relieved through a combination of therapy, stretches, traction, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and chiropractic care. When the cause is a bulging or herniated disc, DTS decompression traction may be indicated. If the sciatica has produced leg weakness or nerve problems then you must also address and treat the nerve damage. 

Call Millar Chiropractic Clinics today Toll Free 1-800 462-4476 for your Free Sciatica Consultation/Meeting. 

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Huntsville, Madison, and Jones Valley Alabama

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Local Phone: (256) 830-0000
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Millar Chiropractic Associates, Inc.
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Huntsville, Alabama 35813

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Millar Chiropractic-Madison AL

Dr. Justin Walbom, DC
1908 Slaughter Rd
Madison AL 35758
(256) 430-2700

Millar Chiropractic-Huntsville AL (Jones Valley)

Dr. Jessica Davis, DC
2124 Cecil Ashburn Dr SE, Ste 150
Huntsville, AL 35802
(256) 713-1830

Millar Chiropractic-Huntsville AL (Downtown)

Dr. Jack Langston, DC
2021 Clinton Ave W, Ste A
Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 539-2000

Millar Chiropractic Functional Medicine (Williams Ave)

Dr. Greg Millar, DC CCEP CCIM
303 Williams Ave SW, Ste 133
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
(256) 539-7077

Neuropathy Laser Center Huntsville

Dr. Greg Millar, DC CCEP | Dr Helen Stoddart, MD
303 Williams Ave SW, Ste 135
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
(256) 830-4545
1-800 Why Hurt

Alabama Laser Spine Decompression

Dr. Greg Millar, DC CCEP & Dr. Helen Stoddart, MD
303 Williams Ave SW, Ste 134
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
(256) 539-1000

American Spine & Rehab

2021 Clinton Ave W, Suite E
Huntsville, Alabama 35805
(256) 519-6800

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Free* Consultation - A Free consultation is just that. A 15-20 minute meeting to talk about your problems and our possible solutions. No Exams preformed. No Chiropractic treatment given. Should the person receiving the Free* services as outline above be accepted as a patient of Millar Chiropractic Clinics then additional regular charges for treatment will be incurred in individual cases as needed for related services. It is up to YOU to determine if you can receive Free* services. This offer only to new consultations and does not apply to existing patients,, personal injury, or workers comp consultations. For all services, results vary in individual cases. Cash value of Free* consultation $0.01. Cash value of Free Massage $0.01.