What a Pain in the Butt! - Effective Sciatica Treatment in Bozeman, MT

Sciatica is pain that starts in the lower back or buttock region and then travels down one or both legs. The pain can be minimal, moderate, or even severe, depending on the underlying issue. Some are affected by intermittent, intense sciatic pain, while others experience frequent, or even constant pain that grinds away mildly. Some people describe the feel of sciatic pain as dull or achy while others say it feels like needles or even electric shocks.

If you think you might have problems with sciatica, you might have symptoms like burning or numbness in one or both of your legs or lower back. You might also feel a radiating pain in other areas. Sciatica is not a disorder itself, but rather a symptom of another disorder. These disorders are treated by the Gallatin Valley’s sciatica chiropractors at Pro number of different disorders that can cause this compression such as herniated discs, misaligned vertebrae, pregnancy-related swelling, or even non-spinal disorders like diabetes, sitting on a large wallet for a long period of time and many others.

One of the most common causes for this issue is called Piriformis Syndrome. This syndrome is named after a specific muscle, which is located in the lower part of the spine and pelvis. This muscle connects the thighbones to the pelvis and helps the hip to rotate property. The sciatic nerve runs just below the piriformis muscle and it is very vulnerable to injury and spasm if you were to slip and fall. If you feel you have an injury in that area, you might feel a cramping or spasm in the muscle, which might then pinch the sciatic nerve and lead to even more pain and inflammation. The “Top-Rated” Bozeman chiropractic doctors at ProChiropractic specialize in safe, effective treatments for sciatica related to piriformis syndrome.

If you do not get your sciatica treated promptly, you might have long-term sensory loss one or both legs and you could even become paralyzed in one or more group of muscles. You will likely experience insomnia and a number of other issues related to your level of pain.

Since there are many different disorders that can cause sciatica, you will need to make sure you are properly diagnosed before you move forward with a treatment plan. Your sciatic pain chiropractor at ProChiropractic will use care to create a diagnosis and a treatment plan to treat your unique needs. You will be asked to provide your medical history and you will undergo a careful physical exam. Your Chiropractic Physician might also order diagnostic testing that includes things like X-rays, MRI, EMG or other exams to help determine which adjustments and therapies will work best to gently and completely resolve your particular issue.

If you or a loved one have suffered from sciatica, I personally invite you to call us today at 406) 388-9915. We would love the opportunity to help you.

Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm DC, MS, CCEP, CCSP

Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician serving Bozeman, Montana and the surrounding Gallatin Valley area. he has successfully treated thousands of patients with sciatic pain in Bozeman, MT and surrounding areas. You can learn more about his practice by visiting: http://www.prochiromt.com.