We've seen a lot of men and women in our Fleming Island, FL office who are hurting from sciatica, and it's an ailment that can result in an extreme amount of discomfort and disability. The good news is that you don't have to suffer, because chiropractic care is a terrific way to get you out of pain.

The sciatic nerve is one of the most extensive nerves in your body, and runs from your spine, through your pelvis, and down the back of your leg. Because this important nerve flows through so many tight spaces, it's susceptible to being irritated or pinched.

Often sciatic pain starts in the lower back where the nerves leave the spinal column; from time to time the nerve can be irritated by the piriformis muscle in the pelvis.

One of the first things Dr. Jon Paul Fritz will do is perform a careful evaluation that will help pinpoint the actual root cause of your pain. This might not even be exactly where you're feeling discomfort, as the nerve can be compressed much higher up in your body than where you're feeling the pain or numbness.

Once we've discovered the source of your discomfort, we'll be able to start working towards restoring the normal function of your spine and sciatic nerve. Removing restrictions or pinching on the nerve will then relieve the symptoms.

Our office is conveniently located in Fleming Island, FL and we are currently accepting new patients. Give our office a call today at (904) 425-9060 and we'll get you an appointment as soon as possible.

Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30:135-139.