Sciatica Specialist

Dr. Adam Church, DC, has been treating patients with sciatica in East Haven for almost fifteen years. Atlas Chiropractic provides the highest quality, most welcoming and caring treatment services for sciatica and other health ailments in Connecticut.

Sciatica Q & A

Atlas Chiropractic

What is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is a long nerve which starts in the lower back and extends down through each of the legs. This nerve is important for sending and receiving signals to and from the brain and the legs, and when it is inflamed patients experience sciatic nerve pain or sciatica. This condition is quite common and can be very debilitating in severe cases.

What Causes Sciatic Nerve Pain?

There are a number of causes of sciatica, which include spinal misalignment, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, muscle spasms, or even pregnancy. Other factors that exacerbate pain include being overweight, diabetes, constipation, lack of exercise, a mattress which is too soft, and even situations like wearing high-heeled shoes or sitting on a wallet in a back pocket.

What are Sciatica Symptoms?

The symptoms of sciatica range in severity, but normally only affect one side of the body. They generally radiate from the lower back down the thigh and into the leg. They can even extend all the way into the feet. These symptoms can include:

  • Pain in the lower back, hip, or one side of the posterior
  • Burning sensations or tingling in the leg
  • Weakness and loss of mobility in one leg or foot
  • Pain that is worse when sitting or makes it hard to stand

Sometimes these symptoms are very minor and some people choose to “just live with it.” This is a mistake because sciatica can be progressive — it always has the potential to worsen over time.

How Does Chiropractic Treat Sciatica?

Chiropractic is one of the best and most effective treatments available for patients suffering from symptoms of sciatica. The first step is to accurately diagnose the condition. By thoroughly reviewing the patient’s medical history and conducting a complete examination including diagnostic tests like MRI and CT scans, the doctor will first rule out other possible causes of the symptoms the patient might be experiencing.

When it comes time to begin treatment, the individual plan may include cold therapy, ultrasound treatments, electrical stimulation of the nerves and spinal adjustments. Together, these approaches should restore feeling, remove pain and help restore a feeling of normalcy to patients.

For those suffering from sciatica in East Haven, CT, who would like more information, Dr. Church and the Atlas Chiropractic staff are glad to help.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "...the entire staff [is] so friendly and welcoming. I would recommend Atlas to anyone especially a beginner like me."

    Michelle S.
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    "Dr. Church and all his staff really work hard to make you feel like you are part of their family and you belong there. I highly recommend this practice."

    Lery A.
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    "I cannot express enough how much [Dr. Church] has helped me out and I look forward to being a patient of his for years to come. I cannot recommend him enough."

    Carmine M.
  • "Dr. Church and his staff have always given fast, professional and extremely friendly service with a smile."

    George K.
  • "Dr. Church was very clear in explaining what needed to be done to get me back on track to health."

    Verified Patient
  • "The front desk staff is amazing, very personable and friendly!"

    Wendy M.
  • "Atlas is the best! Dr. Church takes the time to know and work with his patients as individuals."

    Eugene P.
  • "Everyone at Atlas is so friendly & really cares about you, they have made such a huge difference in my life by getting me out of pain & teaching me how to be healthier"

    Verified Patient
  • "Dr. Church offers classes that are very informative...I suggest people go to these as you will learn a great deal from Dr. Church's teachings."

    Adele H.
  • Yelp

    "...the entire staff [is] so friendly and welcoming. I would recommend Atlas to anyone especially a beginner like me."

    Michelle S.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Church and all his staff really work hard to make you feel like you are part of their family and you belong there. I highly recommend this practice."

    Lery A.
  • Google+

    "I cannot express enough how much [Dr. Church] has helped me out and I look forward to being a patient of his for years to come. I cannot recommend him enough."

    Carmine M.
  • "Dr. Church and his staff have always given fast, professional and extremely friendly service with a smile."

    George K.
  • "Dr. Church was very clear in explaining what needed to be done to get me back on track to health."

    Verified Patient
  • "The front desk staff is amazing, very personable and friendly!"

    Wendy M.
  • "Atlas is the best! Dr. Church takes the time to know and work with his patients as individuals."

    Eugene P.
  • "Everyone at Atlas is so friendly & really cares about you, they have made such a huge difference in my life by getting me out of pain & teaching me how to be healthier"

    Verified Patient
  • "Dr. Church offers classes that are very informative...I suggest people go to these as you will learn a great deal from Dr. Church's teachings."

    Adele H.
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370 Hemingway Avenue
East Haven, CT 06512
Phone: 203-466-1111
Fax: (203) 468-9684
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