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Diagnosing and Treating Sciatica in Atlas Total Health Chiropractic Offices

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Here at Atlas Total Health Chiropractic in Chattanooga, our chiropractors can diagnose the causes of your sciatica with a thorough examination and digital images and develop a comprehensive treatment program to reduce your symptoms.

Causes and Symptoms of Sciatica

To understand the causes and symptoms of sciatica, it is important to understand how sciatica develops. The term sciatica refers to compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which spans from the lower back into the legs. The compression of irritation can be caused by one or more herniated discs, a bone spur, spinal stenosis, isthmic spondylolisthesis, piriformis syndrome or degenerative disc disease.

Symptoms of sciatic nerve pain can be intermittent or constant and range in severity from mildly annoying to debilitating. The condition causes lower back pain and leg pain as well as numbness and tingling that radiates from the back into one or both legs. If you have sciatica, you may have trouble walking and completing your daily tasks.

Treatments for Sciatica with our Chattanooga Chiropractors

Our Chattanooga chiropractors offer several treatments that can help reduce your sciatica symptoms. Common treatment options include chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, and targeted exercises that can help alleviate the pressure on your sciatic nerve while strengthening your core. We may also recommend hot and cold therapies to help reduce sudden pain and inflammation. Our treatment options are often combined in order to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Atlas Total Health Chiropractic has 19 locations to serve you. To schedule an appointment at our St. Elmo location, call us at 423-602-5656. To reach our Brainerd chiropractic clinic, call us at 423-892-9272. To request an appointment at our Hixson, TN location, dial 423-875-8786. To schedule an appointment at our Shallowford Rd location, call us at 423-899-0309. To request an appointment at our chiropractic clinic on Highway 58 in Chattanooga, call us at 423-899-1010, and to see our chiropractor in Fort Oglethorpe, GA, call us at 706-866-7575.