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Sciatica is one of the more painful conditions that can affect your back, made all the more complicated by the fact that the pain can also radiate down your legs.

To relieve your pain, Dr. Jayme Gawith, a chiropractor at Wellness One Wichita in Wichita, Kansas, offers effective chiropractic treatments that get you back on your feet and moving about freely in no time. Call or book an appointment online to get started on your pain relief.

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Sciatica Q & A

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body; it runs down both sides of your low back, through your buttocks, and down the backs of your legs to your feet.

Sciatica is the term used to describe the pain caused when your sciatic nerve is compressed in the lower back. When that occurs, it can cause pain or numbness that may affect some or all of the nerve pathway.

The condition most often associated with sciatica is when the sciatic nerve is irritated by a herniated or bulging disc.

In less common cases, sciatica pain may be caused by:

  • A bone spur
  • A tumor
  • Damage caused by an accident or disease
If your sciatic nerve is compromised, pain is usually the first thing you notice. The extent of this pain depends on how much of the nerve is affected, but it can range from a dull ache to a sharp, burning sensation. The pain can be local, but more often than not, it travels through your buttock and down your leg — usually on just one side.

In some cases, you may experience numbness, weakness, or tingling in these areas, instead of pain.

Chiropractic care for sciatica has had great success providing immediate and long-lasting pain relief. Through spinal adjustments and manipulation, Dr. Gawith addresses the underlying cause of the nerve pain, typically a herniated disc, by realigning the spine to its natural position.

Using the advanced ProAdjuster, these adjustments take the pressure off of the nerve and provide relief long enough for you to take measures to prevent the condition from recurring.

Spinal decompression is another method of treating sciatic pain. Spinal decompression gently stretches the spine, removing the pressure on your discs, allowing your body to call upon its natural healing processes to address the affected area.

There are several ways you can prevent sciatica from becoming a recurring issue, such as:

  • Maintaining proper spine alignment through regular chiropractic treatment
  • Strength and stretching exercises
  • Changes in posture
  • Lifestyle changes, such as diet and weight management

Dr. Gawith provides an individualized plan for each of his patients. To get started on sciatica relief, call Wellness One Wichita or book an appointment online.

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  • review rating 5  ALways works me in. Pleasant and professional. Very knowledgeable and best of all brings me great relief! I've recommended many friends and family here and they are happy too!

    thumb Jenalee Stucky
    4/04/2019
  • review rating 5  Dr Gawith always makes time for me and knows my case very well. He also give great at home advice.

    thumb Samantha Cunningham
    6/11/2019
  • review rating 5  Relieved the pain that was going down my left leg. Moving better today, just as he said. Thanks Herbie H

    thumb Herbie & Phyllis Harris
    6/06/2019
  • review rating 5  I made my appointment for siatic pain. By chance the day I went in I was on day 2 of a fibromyalgia flare up. All over pain, restricted movement in my neck, limited use of my right arm, and difficulty concentrating. When I left the flare up was over. I had minimal pain in neck, maybe a level 2. I felt Dr. Gawith was very knowledgeable, listened, got alot acomplished in the first visit. He gained my respect by not trying to upsell me on things, he did not expect me to commit to 3 times a week visits, or working on one area of pain at a time to get more visits and money out of me. He gave me all over relief in the first visit. I will definitely go back to him and highly recommend him as a chiropractor your can trust and will get results quickly.

    thumb Debra Mitchell
    6/03/2019
  • review rating 5  Dr. Jayme helps me in many ways not just chiropractic adjustments. If I’m experiencing a problem (even gastric issues) he suggests ways to deal with them in a natural way. He is always willing to suggest I see a MD if need be. A most knowledgeable, sensitive man!!

    thumb Elaine Christie
    3/15/2019