Sciatic Pain Defined Arlington Heights Chiropractor

What is Sciatica ?

Arlington Heights Chiropractor defines Sciatic pain and Sciatica 

Sciatica is the impingement of any portion of the sciatic nerve causing pain, discomfort, numbness along the nerve path. The nerve pathway is illustrated at the right in yellow. The location of the impingement (the lower lumbar spine) and it’s severity, will dictate the location of the pain and it’s intensity.Arlington Heights Chiropractor Sciatica .JPG


Nerve pressure is the cause of sciatic pain. This usually begins at the nerve's origin as it exits the spinal cord and travels through the lumbar vertebrae. This is often from a subluxation (misalignment of the lumbar spine) including bulging disc, degenerative disc, or swollen disc, and muscle spasm.


Symptoms can include, stabbing, burning, aching pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and in severe cases loss of muscle coordination, strength and atrophy.


At our Arlington Heights Chiropractic clinic a through examination  by Dr.O’Hara, Arlington Heights Chiropractor, will confirm the presence of sciatica. Decompression of the nerve will alleviate the symptoms. Decompression is achieved by a number of therapies including, Chiropractic adjustment of the lumbar spine, Muscle stimulation therapy, Ice and specific muscle stretching. Then a regiment of Physical therapy rehabilitation exercises to prevent your sciatica from reoccurring. All of which can be preformed by Arlington Heights Chiropractor Dr. Kevin O'Hara. Call our Arlington Heights Chiropractic location for "the Chiropractor in Arlington Heights". Fast, easy, and effective.


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  • "Dr. Kevin and his staff are great. My wife called a couple local chiropractors trying to get some information regarding what our insurance covered and the Office staff at O'Hara were the most helpful and worked hard to help answer our questions. Dr. Kevin is beyond great his "bedside" manner is excellent he makes you feel like you have known him for years. I will recommend his practice to anyone I know that is looking for a chiropractor."
    Ryan O. - Arlington Heights, IL