Sciatica results from irritation or compression of either the sciatic nerve itself or one of the nerve roots (there are five). While medication may mask the pain, it does not address the underlying problem that may continue to worsen over time. Consider the following potential causes of sciatica:
Of course, those are just a few of the things that can cause sciatica. A much more serious cause would be something like a tumor that is pressing on the nerve.
Rather than simply masking the pain of sciatica with prescription or over-the-counter drugs, upper cervical chiropractic care offers a real relief option. Dr. Chris Perkins of Farmington, Michigan would be happy to assist you in determining the true cause of your pain.
Surprisingly, your sciatica may be the result of a head or neck injury. Research shows that even a slight misalignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae can cause problems all over the body, including the lower back, hips, and legs. This is because the head being out of position causes a shift in the muscles and bones of the neck and back.
Dr. Perkins specializes in the realignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae. This may, in turn, provide gentle and medication-free relief of your pain.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins call 248-478-6203 or just click the button below area
Dr. Perkins grew up in Novi, Michigan and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with a focus on Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Chris is well known in the community for his public speaking and holds a number of professional certifications. We are proud to say that Dr. Perkins and Perkins Family Wellness has been recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit for 3 years in row.