The Be Well Chiropractic
Team is Here to Help You
You have been diagnosed with sciatica. Or you are feeling sharp shooting pain. The medical doctors may or not have told you, but the word for sharp shooting, radiating pain is called radiculopathy. It is of a pathological origin. You are in pain and the muscle relaxers and pain medications aren’t working! Most people have heard of sciatica but do not understand why the pain is there; we treat it every day at BE Well Chiropractic.
You cannot have a sciatic nerve issue without the discs being involved. Often, upon an examination, we find a pseudo-disc or bulging disc, which just means the area is locked up, but equally painful. It is not torn or herniated, just out of function and locked up. (or it could be). Please read the bulging/herniated disc “What we treat” page.
Because the sciatic nerve comes from 5 branches in the low back that combine into a literal telephone cord sized nerve, you would be in a great deal of pain. Sciatica can produce pain in the knee, ankle toes, the front of the thigh, and down the side or back of the leg. It is all one nerve, many branches. But you are in pain! The reason that chiropractic works for pain that is all over the place is that the cause is the same. Imbalances in the spine and the spinal joints and dysfunction of the low back.
I wish it were more fun, new, or interesting. But the essence of sciatica is what BE Well Chiropractic does every day. Balance and unlock the spine. We re-train the spine to work better and also give you advice on how to change your daily habits, should you want that. This is also the best way to address the Other cause of the pain. Parents bending over baby beds, doing the laundry, and computer work. All of these experiences have solutions to the way your back is being put into a bad position. You need your spine retrained and some tips on changing daily habits.
Other habits: that actually affect the low back and sciatic nerve are being stuck in the same position using the good old’ iPad or iPhone, improper sleep hygiene, or being out of alignment so long, well you are locked up. The body will do what you ask it to do most often.
When you feel that deep lump in your gluts or behind, this is when the nerves to the muscles deep, way in the body are in chronic spasm. Yes, a massage helps and feels good. I love massages, but it only addresses the muscle and not the cause of the problem. The cause is in this order: brain runs to the spinal cord, passing the disc, to the nerve to tell the muscle what to do. The muscle either does what it is supposed to or not. Sometimes it can not because when the spine and disc area is locked up the information does not get there. This can cause pain or even weakness.
Stretching: is important even with chiropractic. Getting through the hips, hamstrings, and doing bridges are the easiest way to reset your spine and help yourself between adjustments. You will notice one side is tighter. We at Be Well Chiropractic will coach you on how to stretch the area for your spine and condition.
Do you see why pain medication will not do the trick? Get informed on natural ways to heal. Give chiropractic a chance. It can only help.
The difference for your life is: What do you do with this? What is the Quality of Life you want to have? Who is on Team You? At Be Well Chiropractic, we work with the three causes of stress and pain in the body: Physical, Mental, Emotional. Is the cause of all your stress and pain still there? It is about getting the spine in line and also being your health coach to Life a better Quality of Life. Call Be Well Chiropractic Franklin TN: (615) 967-7585. Dr. Janelle Farris is here to help get you out of pain and improve your quality of life.
REVIEWS FROM PATIENTS
“(My experience) has been amazing and I have formed a wonderful relationship with both doctors. They continue to research how to show me more exercises and treatment plans to help strengthen my body.”
“My body has adjusted better as time has gone by and feels very flexible and strong doing long days at work.”
“I’ve gotten a lot better and have learned how to take care of my own body with stretches and exercises Dr. Janelle has given me specifically for my body type.”
“I would recommend not just seeing a chiropractor, but seeing Dr. Janelle. She’s knowledgeable and thorough and will give you the best plan to bring you into a healthier lifestyle”
“I loaded up on Tylenol and other pain medications and tried getting frequent massages, which only provided temporary relief. I was always in pain and stiff.”
“I absolutely love this office and staff. Dr. Greg gave me a great program of treatments and exercises (and) I started to feel relief after the very first session.”
“Chiropractic should be in one’s priority list, just as taking vitamins and eating healthy. A must try, as you may not know how much better you can feel. Depending on the issue, I strongly feel chiropractic care is important to feeling healthy and staying active.”
“I was kind of scared of the adjustments but I figured chiropractic care was the only medical care that could “fix” the problem. Dr. Hutti was very kind and good about explaining what was going on in a clear way that was easy to understand for an average person with no medical background.”
“(Dr. Hutti) recommended continued adjustments to re-align the vertebrae, daily exercises to keep movement and to strengthen my muscles, to hold vertebrae in the correct position.”
“I am so thankful for their knowledge and help!”
Anna starting coming to Be Well Chiropractic with lung complications due to cystic fibrosis. She was having middle back pain mainly due to coughing. She has “always been a huge fan of chiropractic care when it comes to keeping (her) immune system at its strongest.”
“Dr. Janelle has been a huge factor and partner in my health. When your body is aligned right it can heal itself so much easier. I think chiropractic care is crucial to my health and quality of life.”
Since seeing Dr. Janelle her “breathing has become much easier and more free.”
“I am better now than when I first came. I continue to get/feel better with every visit. I am learning things that I believe will allow me to stay healthy for a very long time.”
“I find that going to Dr. Greg was very helpful. I tried everything else (and) nothing seemed to help. My headaches are gone. I would recommend trying Dr. Greg. It does work.”
Her first impression of chiropractic, this office, and the doctor was that “Dr. Janelle has a holistic approach that will have long-term benefits.” She was “very impressed with her knowledge and her approach.”
Since seeing Dr. Janelle, Lauren has gained back her range of motion in her neck and back. The numbness in her leg has gone away, the pain in her rib has lessened, and she no longer has headaches.
“I would recommend improving your lifestyle habits such as diet, physical activity, and chiropractic care.”
“I feel that this is a life-changing practice and that (chiropractic) is necessary for a healthy life.”
“(I) feel so much better and the pain is practically gone.”