Sciatica Chiropractic Treatment in Jacksonville, FL
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body and is responsible for controlling a large portion of the skin and muscles of the thigh, lower leg, and foot. The sciatic nerve is made from the union of many smaller nerves originating in the lumbar spine as well as the pelvis and travels down the posterior portion of the thigh before diving into smaller nerves at the back of the knee. Due to it's shear size and overall reach throughout our leg and foot it is very likely that when we experience injury or imbalances in our lumbar spine and/or pelvis we will feel symptoms associated with sciatica.
The most common symptom is dull to sharp pain that starts in the buttock and radiates down the back of the thigh. We find that sciatica is really just a symptom caused by subluxation (see subluxation blog post for more) in either the lumbar spine or the pelvis. Typically sciatica is not caused by a traumatic event such as a car or sport accident but rather develops over time due to poor lifestyle choices (excessive sitting and/or little to no physical activity).
Our Approach To Sciatica
In order to correct sciatica we do not treat the symptoms directly. Instead what we do is remove the cause of sciatica which is a biomechanical imbalance in the low back and/or pelvis. We do this by adjusting the joints in this area thereby improving the overall alignment of the spine and function of the joints. Once we reduce the stress and correct the imbalance in these areas we provide our patients with ideas and suggestions on better lifestyle choices to ensure their stays strong and less likely to fall back into the old patterns that caused the problem initially.
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Member of Florida Chiropractic Society
Former professional athlete (baseball)
Certified in the Syntropy Chiropractic Training methodology.
Former UNF alumni and student-athlete
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Founder of “Raiz da Cura” a non-profit organization in Brasil developed to deliver free chiropractic care to the underserved population