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Sciatica services offered in Bonita Springs, FL & Estero, FL

If you have sciatica, you’re all too familiar with the radiating pain that extends from your buttock down the back of your leg. At Gulfshore Chiropractic Clinics in Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida, Dr. Chip Shemansky, DC, offers holistic, noninvasive treatments to alleviate sciatica symptoms and find the root cause to prevent it from recurring in the future. Call today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment if you need help overcoming sciatica.

What is sciatica?

Sciatica refers to the pain that originates from the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. The most common symptom is pain that travels from the lower back through the buttocks and down one leg. 

Patients with sciatica may also experience:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Weakness 
  • Pins and needles sensations

The pain intensity can range from mild discomfort to sharp and debilitating. Sciatica usually affects just one side of the body.

What are the common causes of sciatica?

Sciatica is usually caused by the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. It’s a symptom of a greater problem, not a condition in itself.

One of the most common causes of sciatica is a herniated disc, where the soft center of a spinal disc pushes out and puts pressure on the nerve. 

Another frequent cause is spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal that puts pressure on the nerve roots.

Other possible reasons for developing sciatica include degenerative disc disease, bone spurs, and muscle imbalances. In some cases, pregnancy, spinal injuries, or certain medical conditions can also lead to sciatica. 

Identifying the specific cause of sciatica is essential for creating an effective treatment plan to alleviate symptoms and promote recovery.

How can chiropractic care help with sciatica?

At Gulfshore Chiropractic Clinics, Dr. Shemansky offers a holistic, noninvasive approach to managing sciatica. He focuses on identifying and correcting the underlying cause of sciatic nerve compression or irritation. 

Through specialized techniques like spinal adjustments and alignments, manual therapies, and targeted exercises, chiropractic care can reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve, alleviate inflammation, and promote natural healing.

What happens when I come in for a visit to treat sciatica?

When you come to Gulfshore Chiropractic Clinics with sciatica symptoms, Dr. Shemansky reviews your medical history, discusses your lifestyle, and performs a comprehensive evaluation.

This assessment helps him pinpoint the source of your sciatica and create a personalized treatment plan. Your plan may include chiropractic adjustments and other complementary therapies, including active release therapy (ART) and physical therapy, to address your specific needs and promote healing.

If you have symptoms of sciatica, contact Gulfshore Chiropractic Clinics today. Call or use this website to schedule your visit.

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