Chiropractor
Jeremiah Schreiber

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Struggling With Sciatica?

sciatica

If you are experiencing pain that radiates from the back or buttocks, all the way down the legs, you may have a common condition called sciatica. Many people in Erie suffer with the pain of sciatica, and many never achieve a long term solution. An untreated sciatic condition can continue to worsen and make the daily tasks of living go from difficult to impossible. This article is aimed at helping you to understand sciatica, and explains how chiropractic treatment can help you to overcome it.


Sciatica in Erie

Sciatica, which is also known as sciatic neuralgia, is a condition that causes pain in the low back, down the back of the leg and into the foot. It can make sitting and standing for long periods of time difficult and can lead to weakness, tingling and numbness in the leg and foot. It will often come and go throughout a person's lifetime, causing periods of varying degrees of pain and discomfort. If left unchecked, sciatic pain will generally grow worse and the nerve can become permanently injured.

The reason why the pain travels so far, seems to radiate up and down the legs, and back is because it is caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. This nerve originates in the lumbar spine extends into the buttocks before traveling down the leg to the ankle and foot. When the vertebrae in the low back are compressed, the roots of the sciatic nerve can become pinched and irritated, which is what causes the pain and injury.


How Do You Develop Sciatica?

There are a number of factors that can lead to sciatica. It is most commonly caused by disc injuries and bulges. In this incidence, the disc presses against the nerve root causing the issue. Disc Injuries can occur because of poor posture, repetitive use injuries and accidents. Sciatica is also common when there are subluxations (misalignments) in the spine due to postural issues, pregnancy or trauma. Some patients say they simply bent over to pick up a piece of paper, and they were hit with extreme pain. The reality is that the spinal condition was probably developing for quite some before the triggering incident occurred.


Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica

Chiropractors in Erie are highly trained to zero in on the source of the sciatica and to work with the patient in determining the most suitable approach to treatment. After a thorough assessment of the individual's unique issue, gentle adjustments are made that will allow the body to recover its natural alignment.

Some people respond very quickly while others take more time to recover. It really depends on the condition of the disc or the joints that the chiropractor has to correct. In most cases, the longer the issue persists, the longer it will take to achieve correction. The great news is that it typically takes less time to fix an issue like this than it took to create it. Once the position of the spine and discs are improved, patients often report improvements to their overall health. If you are experiencing symptoms of sciatica call our team at River of Life Chiropractic today.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday3:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

2501 Palermo Drive Suite C
Erie, PA 16506

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What Our Patients Say

"Ever since I have been coming to River of Life Chiropractic, my headaches are gone. I used to have them so bad that I would get sick and have to leave work early before my shift was over. I would like to thank Dr. Schreiber and God because I think this is a miracle! I tell all of my friends that it helps to go to a Chiropractor."
Todd

"After years of having pain in my neck and 1& 1/2 years of pain in my mid back, pain was something I thought I had to live with. But after just the beginning part of my treatments at River of Life Chiropractic, my pain is gone. I Thank the Lord for answering my prayer for the healing through Dr. Schreiber and staff."

Richard

"God has lead me to Chiropractic healing for my back pain. I was using a walker. Now after the treatments and adjustments I’ve had, the walker is no longer needed. I am so grateful to God and to Dr. Schreiber for my treatments."
Irene

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River of Life Chiropractic
2501 Palermo Drive Suite C
Erie, PA 16506
(814) 866-2277

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday3:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed