Sciatica services offered in Houston, TX

If you have pain that travels or shoots down the back of your leg, you might have sciatica. This painful condition is one of many treated at Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Houston, Texas. Shawn Taher, DC, leads his expert team in providing solid chiropractic solutions that offer relief. Book your appointment today by phone or online.

Sciatica Q&A

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a condition that leads to pain that radiates from your sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in your body. Its path travels from your lower back area, extending down through your buttocks, continuing on down to the back of your feet.

In many cases, sciatica causes agonizing discomfort, usually affecting the back of one of your legs. If you lift heavy objects often or bend and twist your back while carrying heavy loads, you can experience increased flare-ups.

What causes sciatica?

You develop sciatica when you have a pinched nerve in your spine. Pinched nerves can occur for various reasons, like bone spurs on your vertebrae or herniated discs.

You have an increased chance of developing sciatica if you:

  • Live a sedentary lifestyle
  • Spend a lot of time sitting
  • Are overweight or obese
  • Have a condition like diabetes that can cause the development of nerve damage
  • Are of an older age

You can also be at risk for sciatica if your profession causes triggers, such as lifting heavy equipment often, using repetitive motions that require back movement, or spending many hours driving.

If your sciatica goes untreated, you can develop permanent nerve damage. That’s why it’s so important to have Dr. Taher evaluate your condition to diagnose or rule out sciatica. He can also treat the issue successfully.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Symptoms of sciatica can vary from mild to severe. They include:

  • Weakness or numbness in one of your legs
  • A mild ache
  • A sensation of electric shock
  • Sharp, burning discomfort
  • Excruciating pain

As your condition progresses, you may also experience difficulty controlling your bladder or bowels. 

Even if your symptoms are mild, you should make an appointment with Dr. Taher to prevent them from worsening and causing further complications.

Why should I see a chiropractor for my sciatica?

Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center is known for offering the highest level of care for those suffering from sciatica. They have the expertise to relieve inflammation that causes pain, and their solutions are natural and effective. 

With their treatments, you don’t have to worry about side effects that you can experience from medications.

Call Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center today to get relief for your sciatica, or book an appointment online for convenience.