Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body, and at it’s biggest point, it is about the size of a man’s thumb. It starts in your lower back and splits to run through your hips, buttocks, legs and feet on both sides. It is crucial that this nerve is free from inflammation and pressure and that is what we here at Sapphire Chiropractic specialize in. After your initial consultation and exam we will be able to diagnose if the patient has sciatica and come up with treatment plan that fits the patient best.

Patients We’ve Helped

“Dr. Marston is amazing! Simply the best!”

Summer 2017

“Dr Marston is thorough in his diagnosis and treatment. His adjustments are gentle and effective.”

Gregory 2016

“Dr. Marston office is very nice and is an easy to find location. He uses several different techniques to adjust the body.”

Robin 2017

“My experience at Florence Carlton Chiropractic was a refreshing one. Dr. Marston actually took a lot of time with me to get to the heart of my physical issues. He did not try to rush me out the door like every other office I have been to. His care was thorough and brought much needed relief. The office is a very warm and welcoming environment.”

Mike 2017

“I was having back pain. I also have arthritis in my right foot really bad because I have broken the foot about 3 times. Anyways, my mom was seeing Dr. Marston and she told me to start going to him. So I did and ever since then, my pain in my back is gone, my foot pain has gone down by at least 75% and he is also helping me with my weight. He is just a really cool Doctor. He is amazing at what he does!”

Brittany 11/21/14

“Friendly service! I appreciate the good attitude when I see him and how he is concerned about fixing my problems. I am never disappointed with a visit!”

Rustin H.

“Dr. Marston was really nice and asked me to describe my back pain. He seemed to know exactly what my problem was after a short consultation and made sure I was comfortable the entire time. My back feels great now.”

Julie

“I have always found Dr. Marston to be very kind, thoughtful, and professional. Thank you for all you do for me.”

JoAnn T.

“I have always been nervous to get adjusted by a chiropractor but you were very gentle and quick. You were able to help me with an issue that I have had for years with just one treatment and thanks!”

Minnette M.

“I was rather apprehensive about seeing a chiropractor for the first time. However, Dr. Marston took the time to completely put me at ease and asked specific questions about my neck and back problems. Every adjustment I have received has left me feeling better than I felt before. You’ll be pleased with the quality and level of care you’ll receive from Dr. Marston. I know I am.”

Kristie

“I am a patient of Dr. Marston. In years past I was always a little afraid of being handled and adjusted. Dr. Marston was patient and used the activator on me and I loved it. As time went on, his gentle and terrific bedside manner enabled me to now let him adjust my neck by his hands. He is a great Doctor and I could see anyone going to him. Children included.”

Vickie

“I threw my back out and was in incredible pain. Dr Marston was amazing with his patience and kindness and understanding. He worked with my muscles and got my back and hips back where they should be. I continued daily care and within a week it was as if it never happened. Dr. Marston is very knowledgeable and kind. I will highly recommend him to anyone!!

Anonymous 08/19/15

“I was literally a train wreck of pain and miss-alignment on my first visit and was incredibly relieved & realigned after just a few sessions! I have seen chiropractors on & off for 25+ years and know that he is seriously the “REAL DEAL” of holistic health care! I refuse to see another chiropractor and drive from Hamilton every week to Florence (Initially 2X’s per week) Passing up 10 other practices in route. He is intuitive and really listens; he is willing to treat everything that is sore in one visit. He cares and truly wants to help you. Thank God for him!”

Anonymous

“Dr. Marston is the best chiropractor I have ever gone to and I’ve been seeing chiropractors for over 30 years. I was going to a young chiropractor in Missoula. Right away he messed my hips up and left me in severe pain. He tried for six months to put my hips back in the right position for my body (I had one short leg) but he couldn’t get my hips adjusted right. I then came to Dr. Marston and he fixed my hips in one visit. He is professional and someone that I admire very much. Thank you Dr. Marston for making my quality of life so much better for myself and my husband.”

Diana D 9/7/15

“Dr. Marston has helped my family so much. He has helped with backs, whip-lash from an accident, to relieving pain in knees and ankles. He is my family’s first call when my family has an ache or pain or just to maintain our health.”

Lora A 7/7/15

“I have had constant back pain for 20+ years. Have had many chiropractic adjustments for some relief. Always have taken Motrin for pain relief daily. After a month of twice weekly treatments with Dr. Marston, I’m standing straighter, have more flexibility, less pain and off the Motrin. Feels great to feel good again!

John P 6/9/17

“When I cam to Dr. Marston, I could not raise my left arm. I had already used Physical Therapy for 12 weeks to no avail. After just a few weeks of chiropractic care, he had found the problem and fixed it. The ultrasound was wonderful and healed the area fast.”

Victoria W 2/1/16

“As someone with scoliosis and ongoing structural issues. I have been to a lot of chiropractors over the past 30 years. Dr. Marston is the only one who has taken the time to truly learn what works best for my particular challenges and has adjusted his approach to address my changing structural needs. I know that no matter what symptoms I present with, new or familiar, he will take the time and attention to detail to make sure I walk out of the office feeling better. It’s invaluable to me to have a chiropractor in whom I can place so much confidence and trust.

Heather M

“My first visit to Doctor Marston was to try to get help with my pain [in] the back and hip area. With X-rays and follow-up, the doctor came up with a treatment plan. After a couple of visits I could already notice some big changes and pain relief. I think he can help get me healed and pain free.”

Pam C 8/7/15

“I first came to Dr. Marston in so much pain I couldn’t even stand up straight. We found out what the problem was together and he explained everything, each step of the way. I felt confident going into treatment and started looking forward to my appointments. Now 3 months later, I am virtually pain free. Dr. Marston has not only helped my initial pain, but has also helped in other areas I didn’t even know needed help! Thank you, Dr. Marston, for EVERYTHING!”

Brittanie C

Causes of Sciatica

The most common causes of sciatica are Disc herniation, disc degeneration, piriformis syndrome, Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, spondylolisthesis, and stenosis. Disc herniation happens when the outer disc is damaged enough for the inner part to press out onto the nerve rood or spinal cord. Piriformis syndrome is when the piriformis muscle has spasmed and is pinching the sciatic nerve. Disc degeneration allows excess movement creating inflammation and bone spurs that can irritate the nerve. Spondylolisthesis is when a fracture of the bone allows the vertebral body to move forward placing pressure on the nerve. Stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the opening for the nerve.

Symptoms of Sciatica

The most common complaint is a radiating pain in the buttock, hip, or leg. It can range from a mild ache to biting, sharp pain. Sometimes accompanied by a numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in your leg or foot, most patients can get relief from sciatica in just a few weeks when treated immediately. Problems can arise, however, because your initial instinct might be to rest and take it easy with this pain, but it is actually more important to keep moving. If you sit still, the nerve will continue to be irritated in that spot.

Chiropractic Can Help You Find the Answers

Once your body alerts your brain to a problem, especially when it involves nerves, it can be hard to calm everything down again. With the right adjustment, reduction of inflammation and getting things properly aligned again, these serious injuries can be solved without surgery and permanent damage. Again, quick and responsive care is the best remedy for these types of injuries. Let us get you on the road to recovery today!

Interesting Facts about Sciatica

Percentage of population with sciatic nerve running through the piriformis muscle rather than beneath it, which can cause “wallet sciatica”
17%
Percentage of people that will get sciatic pain during their lifetime, becoming more frequent with age
40%
Spinal disc herniation pressing on one of the lumbar or sacral nerve roots is the most frequent cause of sciatica
90%

Come in to see Dr. Marston

When home remedies for sciatica don’t work, come in to see us in Florence, Mt. We will find the source of your discomfort and radiating pain. We will find the more natural treatment plan that works for you and will work with you in curing or managing the leg pain that our past patients have found GREAT relief from.