Struggling with Sciatica?


The term "sciatica" may sound like one of those quaint, old-fashioned ailments from a bygone era -- the sort of thing a medical practitioner might tell you that you have to "just live with." But impingement of the sciatic nerve is very much a modern-day cause of pain and dysfunction. If you're suffering from uncomfortable and/or disabling leg, hip or foot symptoms, you may be one of the many sufferers of this problem. Fortunately, you can gain relief from your symptoms without painkillers or surgery, thanks to Malavolti Chiropractic Center's conservative methods of sciatica treatment in Peoria.

Causes and Symptoms of Sciatica

Sciatica can present a variety of symptoms, but they all stem from a single nerve. The sciatic nerve in the biggest nerve in your whole body. It starts with several major nerve roots in the vicinity of the lumbar and sacral vertebrae, which come together to form a massive nerve that runs through the hip and buttock into the leg. From there it branches out into numerous smaller nerves that relay sensory and motor data to the leg and foot. In other words, the sciatic nerve governs a great deal of its lower extremity -- and when something goes wrong with it, many parts suffer in many ways.

Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve or any of its nerve roots become pinched. A variety of conditions can create this situation, including:

  • Bulging/herniated discs associated with degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Poor posture or weak muscular support
  • An acute injury that jolts vertebrae or discs out of alignment
  • Growth of abnormal tissues such as spinal tumors
  • Piriformis syndrome (spasms of the piriformis muscle, which surrounds the sciatic nerve)

Whatever the cause of your sciatica, the symptoms are equally distressing. They typically include back pain, sharp pains that run through the hip or down the back of the leg, tingling or "electric shock" sensations, numbness in the leg or foot and difficulty controlling muscles in the afflicted extremity.

Natural Sciatica Solutions from Our Peoria Chiropractor

Relieving the pressure on the sciatic nerve can relieve your sciatica, and that's exactly what we can do for you here at Malavolti Chiropractic Center. Our Peoria chiropractor can confirm a case of sciatic nerve impingement and evaluate your alignment to pinpoint the specific trouble spot. We can then perform chiropractic adjustments to normalize joint mobility, permitting a straighter alignment and getting discs and other structures away from the sciatic nerve tissue.

In addition to spinal adjustments, we may recommend corrective exercises to reinforce that straighter posture and prevent future sciatica bouts. If your back is carrying excess weight, we can help you shed those pounds.

Ready to Schedule Sciatica Treatment in Peoria?

Now that you know you don't have to "just live with" recurring sciatica symptoms, take the first step toward feeling better. Call to schedule an initial evaluation and sciatica treatment from our Peoria chiropractor. We're ready to help you enjoy a healthy, sciatica-free lifestyle!

Malavolti Chiropractic Center
7918 North Hale Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 693-7887


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