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Sciatica Specialist

Pamela V. Ford , D.C. -  - Chiropractor

Serenity Chiropractic & Family Wellness Center

Pamela V. Ford , D.C.

Chiropractor located in Carrollton, TX

If you're experiencing pain coming from the back or buttocks and down the legs, you may have sciatica. Dr. Pamela V. Ford at Serenity Chiropractic & Family Wellness Center in Carrollton, Texas can help you achieve relief from sciatica pain.

Sciatica Q & A

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a condition that causes pain to develop in the low back, down the back of the leg, and into the foot. Sciatica can make it difficult to sit or stand for long periods uncomfortable and arduous. It can lead to weakness, tingling, and numbness in the leg and foot. If left untreated, sciatic pain can become worse, and the nerve may become permanently injured.

How do you develop sciatica?

Many different factors can lead to the development of sciatica. One of the leading causes of sciatica is injury or bulging in the disc. When this happens, the disc pushes against the nerve root causing sciatica. Disc injuries can be the result of bad posture, repetitive stress injuries, or accidents. Misalignments in the spine also cause sciatica because of postural issues arising from pregnancy or trauma.

What is the chiropractic treatment for sciatica?

Dr. Ford has extensive training in chiropractic techniques which can zero in on the exact source of sciatica. She works closely with every patient to find the best approach to treatment. After a complete assessment of the patient's unique issues, she begins treatment with gentle adjustments. This technique allows the body to recover its natural alignment. Some people respond very quickly to treatment, while others may take more time to recover. The recovery time usually depends on the condition of the disc or the joints that need to be corrected. In most cases, the longer the issue has been present without treatment, the longer it will take to achieve correction. On the bright side, it usually takes less time to repair an issue like this than it took to create it. Once Dr. Ford improves the positioning of the spine and discs, patients often feel a better quality of overall health. Dr. Ford takes great pride in providing the best chiropractic care to every patient.