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Sciatica Nerve Pain

Have questions about your sciatica and how Dr. Sheehan can help?  Call 804-592-2225 to schedule your appointment today.

Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain that results from an irritation of the sciatic nerve.  Sciatica pain is typically felt from the low back to behind the thigh, and radiates down past the knee.  The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and connects the nerve roots in the lumbar spinal cord in the low back, through the buttock area, all the way to the nerve endings down in the lower limbs.

While a herniated disc is the most common cause of sciatica, any inflammation or irritation of the nerve can produce the symptoms of sciatica.  These symptoms include a burning sensation, pain, numbness, or tingling that radiates from the low back, through the buttock and down the back of the thigh.  Sever sciatica can make the simple act of walking painful, if not impossible altogether.  Walking and bending at the waist can aggravate the symptoms of sciatica, while lying in a prone position can alleviate the symptoms.

The best thing for sciatica is regular chiropractic care.  Dr. Sheehan offers FDA-approved, painless spinal decompression, along with many other treatments that have proven very successful in the treatment of sciatica. Find out how Dr. Sheehan can help!  Call 804-592-2225 to schedule an appointment today.