Low back pain is responsible for more doctor visits in the United States than any other physical ailment. Millions of days of work are missed and billions of dollars are spent, every year trying to manage pain disorders that come from nerve impingement. Simply put, when you have pressure from muscle or bone on a nerve root, toxins and poisons begin building up in the tissues around the nerve. As a result, a host of things can happen, but number one is progressive pain.
The diagnosis ‘sciatica’ comes from the name of the largest nerve running down the back of leg, the sciatic nerve. The pain associated with the sciatic nerve can be described in numerous ways, but generally nerve compression will cause a feeling of pins and needles under the skin, numbness, or sharp electric shock type pain. This pain can be local, remaining in the low back, or it can progress and move down the leg to the calf and foot.
Dr. Cody Elledge, in Oklahoma City, has focused many years of his training on the treatment of low back pain and sciatica nerve pain. Through a comprehensive exam, a thorough history and digital x-rays of the spine, Dr. Elledge can give a proper and specific diagnosis, which is essential for the treatment of sciatica and other low back neurological disorders. Patients will not find a more qualified doctor for the treatment of low back and nerve compression than that of a board licensed chiropractor.
Short and long-term nerve compression are responsible for causing SI joint and hip pain, regional inflammation, numbness and tingling in the legs and feet, muscle spasms in the low back, and other serious symptoms. Dr. Elledge practices a form of very modern chiropractic technique, which is proven to be extremely effective, very safe and gentle on the body. Through a series of spinal adjustments, small motions applied with hand contact, which is the center of chiropractic care, your doctor will free the restricted nerve by reintroducing very specific motion to the proper vertebrae and the spine. This specific motion, applied over a series of treatments, will restore proper alignment to the vertebral bodies thus allowing the nerve to begin to heal. Modern chiropractic care of sciatic pain is extremely safe, and is a more permanent solution than drugs or shots that mostly just cover up the underlying problem as it worsens. Long standing spinal stability can only be found with the reintroduction of proper motion and chiropractic care can deliver this better than any other treatment today.
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