How Chiropractic can Help Sciatica

Hopkins, MN back pain recoveryWe've seen a lot of people in our Hopkins, Minnetonka MN office who are suffering from sciatica, and it's a condition that can result in incredible pain and disability. The good news is that you don't have to endure this back pain, because chiropractic care is a fantastic way to get you out of pain.

The sciatic nerve is one of the major nerves in your body, and runs from your spine, through your pelvis, and down the back of your leg. Because this crucial nerve flows through so many compact spaces, it's prone to being aggravated or pinched.

Sometimes sciatic pain starts in the lower back where the nerves leave the spinal column; now and then the nerve can be irritated by the piriformis muscle in the pelvis.

One of the first things Dr. Sagedahl will do is conduct a careful evaluation that will help point to the actual root cause of your pain. This might not even be where you're feeling discomfort, as the nerve can be pinched much higher up in your body than where you're sensing the tingling or numbness.

Once we've revealed the root of your issues, we'll be able to start working towards repairing the normal function of your spine and sciatic nerve. Removing restrictions or squeezing on the nerve will then relieve the symptoms.

Our office is conveniently located in Hopkins, Minnetonka MN and we are currently accepting new patients. Give our office a call today at (612) 655-3073 and we'll get you an appointment as soon as possible.

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