dreamstime_xxl_33839117Often, people who experience back pain are told that they have sciatica. Although this is true some of the time, it is often a misdiagnosis. So let’s talk about what sciatica really is. You sciatic nerve is the widest and longest nerve in your body. It runs from the lowers back down to the buttocks and then continues on to the legs. This nerve is most importantly responsible for controlling and providing feeling to the legs and feet. When a person experiences problems with their sciatic nerve, they often experience tingling and pain in the aforementioned regions. Sometimes they can even experience numbness which can be extremely alarming.

When it comes to treating sciatica, the most non-invasive option is to see a chiropractor. This treatment does not mean you will have a set treatment plan but rather it means your chiropractor will consider sciatica a symptom and then search for the underlying cause is. Once he/she discovers it, they will then be able to form a treatment plan to best tackle your sciatica.

Chiropractic care is truly the first method you should consider as it is non-invasive and does not require you to be sedated or to take prescription drugs. Chiropractic treatments will allow you to decrease the pain you are in as well as make your day to day far more comfortable.

If you think you are experiencing issues with your sciatic nerve, contact Superior Family Chiropractic Care today and let us schedule an appointment for you. There is no reason for you to not seek help and we are the very best in all of Marquette.