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Kyle, TX Chiropractor Treats Sciatica, Hip Pain, Leg Pain, Numbness, Tingling, Pain

One question that I occasionally hear is: Can you treat sciatica?  The answer is usually YES!  Radiating pain down the leg  resulting in numbness or tingling is usually referred to as sciatica. Sometimes this is coming from the actual sciatic nerve and sometimes it is coming from one of the lumbar nerve roots as it branches off the spinal cord in the low back.  Either way the process is usually the same.  When pressure is placed on the nerve, causing pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, hot/cold sensitivity, these are all nerve symptoms.  The #1 cause of these nerve symptoms is improper alignment in the low back portion of the spine. Misalignment can cause pinching, irritation or squeezing on the nerve which will eventually result in the symptoms associated with sciatica.  Chiropractic care can help with sciatica.  In fact, most days we see a couple of patients with sciatica.
After spinal misalignment, the next most common cause is muscles pressing the nerve and duplicating the same sciatic-like pains. Chiropractors can also help in this situation by improving joint alignment, reducing the muscle spasm or tension, and recommending the correct stretches to help the pain.
The third most common cause of sciatica is a bulging disc.  Disc bulging is very common and sometimes the bulge is just pressing onto the nerve passing by resulting in the familiar numbness and tingling.  Disc spaces can be evaluated on x-ray by a chiropractor and this condition can be resolved in most people.
Sciatica can also be associated with low back pain, hip pain, leg pain and other problems.  If you would like to see if chiropractic care can help you give our office a call at 512-405-0400.  You can read more about us at  http://www.browningfamilychiropractic.com/
In Health,
Dr. Ryan Browning
Browning Family Chiropractic & Wellness

Kyle, TX Chiropractor Helps With Neck Pain, Back Pain, Headache, Migraine, Whiplash, Car Accident, Pregnancy, Children, Wellness

Top 5 Reasons to See A Chiropractor Today!

 

#1- Neck Pain or Back Pain. This is the most popular reason that most seek chiropractic care in the United States.  Americans are sick and tired of covering up the problem with pain medication, pain injections, and surgery, especially since there is no guarantee with any of these! In fact, chiropractic treatment has been shown as the most effective treatment for back pain in numerous studies, beating out physical therapy and pain medicine.  Kyle, TX chiropractor Dr. Ryan Browning teaches patients about getting out of pain and then staying well by preventive measures. When the cause of neck pain or back pain is identified and eliminated, you will feel better because the actual problem is fixed.

#2- Headaches or Migraines.  I get asked at least once a week if chiropractic can help with headaches and the answer is YES! This is also one of the top reasons that new patients come into the office. When the spinal structures in the neck do not have good alignment or are putting pressure on the nerves in the neck they will often result in headaches. Muscle tension in the neck can also hinder the normal joint motion in the cervical spine (neck). Chiropractic is a simple way to reduce nerve pressure, improve joint motion, decrease muscle tension and allow the neck to function like it should.

#3- Whiplash from a Car Accident. Anyone that has been involved in a car crash should be checked by a chiropractor, regardless of pain. Many do not feel the neck pain or low back pain immediately and allow scar tissue to develop later on, thus making it worse when you have pain later on.

#4- Pregnant Women and Children. Pregnancy can be a doozy to the spine and create all sorts of aches and pains, including numbness and tingling (Sciatica), muscle tension, and misalignment of the lower back, pelvis, and hips. Chiropractic care can safely and gently return everything to its proper alignment. Children can also benefit greatly by maintenance chiropractic care. If your child ever complains of pain or headache, seek out a local chiropractor shortly. Children should not have pain. By resolving the problem quickly you will be saving them from a lifetime of the same problems that you are having with your spine!

#5- Wellness. Most Americans think about their health once it is gone. Chiropractic care along with basic nutrition and exercise can make a world of difference for you and your family. Don’t wait until you have a big problem, consult with a chiropractor today to see about staying well!

If you are in the Kyle, Buda, San Marcos and Austin areas and would like to find out if chiropractic care can help you visit us at http://www.browningfamilychiropractic.com/  or call at 512-405-0400. Mention this blog for a free consultation and a coupon for your first office visit.

In Health,

Dr. Ryan Browning

Browning Family Chiropractic & Wellness