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Your leg and foot have encountered no direct injury, infection or other physical challenges -- and yet you find yourself struggling with a variety of odd, painful problems in one or even both lower extremities. This could mean that you're one of the many unfortunate Americans plagued by a chronic nerve impingement syndrome known as sciatica. But while this condition generally cannot resolve itself, that doesn't mean you have to undergo surgery to relieve the compression that causes your symptoms. Advanced Chiropractic Wellness can provide you with drug-free, non-surgical sciatica treatment in Frankfort.
Sciatica can prove to be a major impediment, not least because it involves impingement and irritation of such a major nerve. The sciatic nerve is the biggest, thickest nerve in your whole body, acting as the central passageway for all the countless daily sensations and motion commands from the hip to all the smaller nerves in the leg and foot. But this enormous nerve is vulnerable to impingement at the nerve roots which connect it to the spinal cord. These nerve roots run through spaces between lumbar and sacral vertebrae, so even a small misalignment or other structural abnormality can put the squeeze on them. When that happens, you can experience a variety of symptoms such as:
Acute sciatica is often caused by a sudden vertebral subluxation or herniated disc due to an injury accident. But for most sufferers, it simply appears one day as the result of age-related spinal changes and/or poor posture promoted by weak back muscles. Sciatica may attack you for weeks at a time until you deal with the underlying nerve impingement. That's where Advanced Chiropractic Wellness can help.
More often than not, pressure on a sciatic nerve root can be relieved without invasive techniques such as surgery. Our chiropractor in Frankfort, Dr. Scott Stratton, can analyze your posture, stance, gait, and spinal column to pinpoint exactly where and why the nerve compression is taking place. If an unbalanced spinal alignment or herniated disc is responsible, chiropractic adjustment techniques can restore normal joint, disc and vertebral position, releasing the nerve tissue so it can function normally once again.
Has a lifetime of poor posture encouraged sciatica? Once our chiropractor in Frankfort has straightened your spinal alignment, we can recommend stretching exercises and lifestyle changes to help you support your spine more consistently.
If that pain in your leg has become a real pain in the neck, schedule natural sciatica treatment in Frankfort today. Call 815-464-6772!