Sciatic Nerve/ Nervio Ciatico

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It is a combination of smaller nerves (nerve roots) that join together and become the sciatic nerve. When the sciatic nerve is being compressed very specific symptoms in the legs arise. Pain, numbness, tingling and/or weakness in one leg are the most common signs of sciatic nerve compression. The most common site for nerves to be compressed is as they exit the spine. As the nerves exit the spine they travel through a small opening which can be narrowed by a herniated disc, degeneration of the spine, or inflammation in the area. The nerve can also potentially be compressed by tight or spastic muscles in the low back and back of the legs. Chiropractors are well trained to treat patients who are suffering from sciatica. They will perform a detailed assessment to determine which nerves are being compressed and create a comprehensive plan to treat the problem. Your chiropractor my consult other health professionals or recommend additional test such as x-rays or MRI‘s. Chiropractic treatment and other conservative types of care are the most effective treatments for most cases of sciatica. Do you suffer from sciatica?



El nervio ciático es el nervio más grande del cuerpo. En realidad, es una combinación de varios nervios más pequeños (raíces nerviosas) que se unen para convertirse en el nervio ciático. Cuando el nervio ciático se comprime, surgen síntomas muy específicos en las piernas. El dolor, entumecimiento, hormigueo y / o debilidad en una pierna son los signos más comunes de la compresión del nervio ciático. El sitio más común para comprimir los nervios es cuando salen de la columna vertebral. A medida que los nervios salen de la columna vertebral, viajan a través de una pequeña abertura que puede ser estrechada por una hernia discal, degeneración de la columna vertebral o inflamación en el área. El nervio también puede ser comprimido por los músculos tensos o espásticos en la parte baja de la espalda y la espalda de las piernas. Los quiroprácticos están entrenados para tratar a los pacientes que sufren de ciática. Realizarán una evaluación detallada para determinar qué nervios se están comprimiendo y crearán un plan integral para tratar el problema. Su quiropráctico puede consultar a otros profesionales de la salud o recomendar pruebas adicionales, como radiografías o resonancias magnéticas. El tratamiento quiropráctico y otros tipos de cuidados conservadores son los tratamientos más efectivos para la mayoría de los casos de ciática. ¿Sufres de ciática?

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About Dr. Timothy Durnin

Dr. Durnin is the owner of Lansing Chiropractic Clinic and Wellness Medical, S.C. He is a second generation Chiropractic Physician with over 27 years of clinical experience. Presently serving as co-admitting staff at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital, (Now St. James Olympia Fields), for several years and writing many newspaper articles on wide ranges of neuromusculoskeletal pathologies and treatments, he is now in private practice serving the needs of south Chicago. He has been featured in many local newspapers for his extensive knowledge in neuromusculoskeletal disorders. He is a member: Phi Theta Kappa honorary fraternity, American Chiropractic Association, American Association of Spine Physicians, Illinois Chiropractic Society, Who's Who in America, Presidential Cabinet Member of the National Univerisity of Health Sciences and Board Certified in AMA Impairment Ratings, Medical Director Life extension Laser and a member of the Lansing Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Durnin is also a member of over 40 Qualified Credentialed Health Plans.
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