At Carswell Carswell Chiropractic and Massage, our chiropractic philosophy is simple. Through a history and physical exam, we determine the root cause of the patient's' complaint and then correct it through a variety of treatment options (see below). When the root cause of the complaint is corrected, the symptoms will be alleviated.
For example, a patient may complain of "sciatica" originating in the buttocks.
History and Physical exam reveal tightness of the piriformis muscle entraping the sciatic nerve, resulting in a diagnosis of piriformis syndrome.
Treatments aimed at reducing tightness in the piriformis muscle are performed: active release technique, acupuncture, Interferential Current, heat and piriformis specific exercises. Once the root cause is corrected (tightness of the piriformis eliminated), the symptoms (sciatica) alleviate.