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Sciatica in Chesterfield

If you’ve ever felt a sharp, shooting pain that travels from your lower back or buttocks down your leg, you might be dealing with sciatica. This distinct pain is a telltale sign that something is happening with your sciatic nerve. This condition is not only painful, but it also disrupts our daily lives.

Recognizing the Signs

Sciatica is far from subtle. It typically announces its presence with a jolt of pain that courses down your leg, often originating from your buttocks. This searing sensation follows the path of the sciatic nerve—a pain you can trace with a finger from the back of your leg all the way to your foot.
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Pain isn’t the only indicator, though. Many individuals with sciatica also experience pins and needles, tingling, and numbness in their legs. In some cases, muscle weakness may develop in the affected part of the leg.

Solutions for Your Pain

Helping relieve the pain involves various techniques proven to provide relief. Dr. Wahl uses multiple methods customized to each patient’s unique needs. These techniques may include:

  • Sacral Occipital Technique—this chiropractic method focuses on restoring balance to the sacrum and pelvis, potentially alleviating sciatic pain
  • Flexion Distraction— a gentle, hands-on approach using a special table to treat disc herniations and other spinal conditions contributing to sciatica
  • Home Exercises—patients are often provided with exercises and stretches to strengthen the back and core muscles to help reduce sciatic discomfort over time
  • Soft Tissue Work—targeted soft tissue massage and manipulation helps relieve muscle tension and reduces pressure on the sciatic nerve
Typically, individuals can anticipate improvement within four to eight weeks. However, every case is unique. Factors such as the severity of the condition and the individual’s commitment to care and exercises can influence the recovery timeline.

Committed to Your Care

At Wahl Family Chiropractic, our experienced chiropractor is dedicated to helping you find relief from sciatica. Our custom care plans are tailored to your specific needs, ensuring the most effective and efficient path to recovery. Don’t let sciatica disrupt your life any longer. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward a pain-free future.
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Sciatica Chesterfield & Balwin MO | (314) 681-8388