Have you experienced debilitating low back pain that extends down to your hip, or even your leg? Does it 'shoot' down, or does this intense ache start in your lower back and slowly spread downwards? However it feels, it is likely that you are suffering from a condition called Sciatica. Millions of americans suffer Sciatica as it is one of the top reasons for dr. visits & one of the main culprits for missed work!
You are probably thinking that you can take care of it by popping some pain meds and hunkering down in that recliner until it goes away. Wrong! Lack of activity/ motion only make things worse. A chiropractor is a great place to start when you have sciatic "like" shooting pain, or associated symptoms like leg, or foot numbness, tingling, or weakness.
Chiropractic care is covered under most insurance plans, whether private, Medicare, or Medicaid and you don't need a referral to be seen. And, a visit to a chiropractor may save you a step. Chiropractors can quickly identify if your concern needs to be elevated to the next level & if you need to pursue:
- Imaging scans: Getting an X-Ray, or MRI
- Referal: To a neurologist, or surgeon