chiropractic care


Sciatica is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body, becomes irritated. This irritation can lead to a range of symptoms, including pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs.

The intensity of the pain can vary greatly, ranging from mild aches to sharp, burning sensations, or even excruciating discomfort. In some cases, it may feel like a sudden jolt or an electric shock. It's important to note that sciatica often develops gradually and tends to worsen over time.

Additionally, it's not uncommon to experience numbness in certain parts of the body while simultaneously feeling pain in another area.

FAQ 1: What are common triggers of Sciatica?

Triggers of Sciatica primarily include lumbar spine subluxations (misaligned vertebral body/ies), herniated or bulging discs (slipped discs), pregnancy and childbirth, tumors, and non-spinal disorders such as diabetes, constipation, or sitting on one's back pocket wallet.

FAQ 2: How is Sciatica diagnosed?

At Bell Chiropractic & Wellness, the diagnosis of Sciatica involves a comprehensive physical examination and medical history. We may also recommend an X-ray or MRI to help in the diagnosis.

FAQ 3: What treatment options are available at Bell Chiropractic & Wellness for Sciatica?

At Bell Chiropractic & Wellness, we offer a range of treatment options for Sciatica, including spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and targeted stretching exercises. In more severe cases, referral to a specialist may be necessary. Our approach is focused on addressing the underlying cause of the symptoms rather than just managing the pain.