Chiropractic care for sciatic nerve problems


Sciatica describes a group of symptoms that can arise when the sciatic nerve is compressed. This nerve is the largest and longest in the body; it is an inch wide and consists of several nerve bundles. It starts in the lumbar (lower) spine and can go into the buttock, thigh and the foot. The sensations can be burning, cramping, tingling, numbness or muscle weakness. It is usually on one side but can be on both sides.

Sciatica may be caused by an injury like a bone fracture or trauma to the buttock or thigh. The most common cause is nerve entrapment, which is pressure on the nerve when it passes through the opening (foramen) between two vertebrae. The underlying cause is improper motor and sensory impulses along the length of the nerve.
Sciatica is a physical problem and needs a physical solution.

Chriopractic adjustment (manipulation) is the physical movement of the vertebrae to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve. It may be the answer you need to your sciatica problem. At Advance Wellness and Chiropractic Care, our Consultation-Exam-Report of Findings is only $20.

For more information, call Dr. Ratkowski at 419-535-9600; email at; visit their website at; or visit Advance Wellness and Chiropractic Center at 3454 Oak Alley Ct. Suite 100, Toledo, OH.