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Sciatica in Ballantyne

woman with knee painSciatica is a condition characterized by pain that typically starts in the lower back or buttock and radiates down the leg, often extending to the foot. This pain is usually described as severe, like that of a toothache, and can be debilitating, affecting sleep and daily activities. At Ritchie Chiropractic & Wellness, we understand how disruptive sciatica can be and aim to provide relief for our patients.

The Cause Determines the Care

To effectively treat sciatica, it is essential to identify the root cause, often originating from the lower spine. Misalignments or injuries in the L4 or L5 vertebrae may press on the sciatic nerve, causing pain to radiate down the leg. In addition to spinal issues, muscular spasms in the buttock can further irritate the sciatic nerve. Our approach involves a combination of chiropractic adjustments, flexion distraction, soft tissue therapy, and advanced modalities to provide relief.

Chiropractic adjustments, whether manual or using gentle instruments, help realign the spine and reduce nerve pressure, providing immediate pain relief. Flexion distraction technique is particularly effective for reducing or eliminating disc bulges or herniations to alleviate nerve pressure. We also use Active Release Technique (ART®) and myofascial release to relieve muscle tension and spasms, enhancing patient outcomes.

In addition to these hands-on therapies, we use physical therapy modalities such as electrical stimulation and traction therapy to support recovery by reducing inflammation and improving mobility. MLS laser therapy is another advanced method we offer to help reduce nerve pain and inflammation, providing rapid and effective relief.

Personalized Care for Long-Term Relief

Sciatica may stem from immediate injuries, like car accidents, or slow, degenerative processes due to poor posture or repetitive strain over time. Our comprehensive evaluations, including X-rays, help us determine the exact cause and develop a custom care plan tailored to rehabilitate the spine and prevent future issues.

Start Your Journey to Relief Today

Dr. Ritchie aims to provide significant relief from sciatica within the first few weeks of care. Our goal is to alleviate pain, stabilize your condition, and help you regain your quality of life. Don’t let sciatica control your life—contact us today to schedule a consultation and get on the path to relief.


Sciatica Ballantyne, West Ballantyne NC | (704) 919-0057