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Hometown Chiropractic

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1651 Carey Avenue, Suite 1C
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-426-4321
Fax: 307-426-4320

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Monday9:00 - 6:00
Tuesday9:00 - 6:00
Wednesday9:00 - 6:00
Thursday9:00 - 6:00
Friday9:00 - 6:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your pelvis, through your hip area and buttocks and down each leg. The sciatic nerve branches into smaller nerves as it travels down the legs providing feeling to your thighs, legs, and feet as well as controlling many of the muscles in your lower legs. The term sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of this nerve.

What causes Sciatica?

Sciatica is actually a sign that you have an underlying problem putting pressure on a nerve in your lower back. The most common cause of this nerve compression is a bulging or herniated lumbar disc. Piriformis syndrome is another common cause of sciatica. The piriformis is a muscle that lies directly over the sciatic nerve. If this muscle becomes tight or if you have a spasm in this muscle, it puts pressure directly on the sciatic nerve. Occasionally, sciatic pain in men is caused by sitting on a wallet.

How do I know if I have sciatica?

Pain that radiates from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg is the hallmark of sciatica. Sciatica may be accompanied by numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in the affected leg. This pain can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or excruciating discomfort. Sometimes it may feel like a jolt or electric shock. Sciatic pain often starts gradually and intensifies over time. It's likely to be worse when you sit, cough or sneeze.

How is Sciatica Treated?

The vast majority of the time, sciatic pain can be relieved through a combination of stretches, deep tissue massage of the piriformis muscle and chiropractic care. Occasionally, in cases where chronic spasm of the low back or piriformis muscles is causing the sciatic pain, it may be necessary to do a procedure called a trigger point injection, where a medical pain specialist injects a small amount of anesthetic directly into a spasmed muscle to break the spasm cycle. However, this is typically not necessary.

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"We have been to several, I mean several chiropractors and Dr Walton was the only one that gave us what we wanted....he LISTENED and ACTED! It is not everyday you find that one specialist who listens and understands what you are saying. He is exceptionally talented!! We love that he offers the best for you and your condition and follows what healing process is best for YOU! He listens!! We love him and like I said we have been to several chiropractors and my husband is really picky. But with Dr Walton we found what we were looking for honest, easy to talk to, availability and great skill. We walk in hurting and walk out healed! You are awesome Dr Walton!"

 - Brandee

Office Hours

Day
Monday9:00 - 6:00
Tuesday9:00 - 6:00
Wednesday9:00 - 6:00
Thursday9:00 - 6:00
Friday9:00 - 6:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Meet the Doctor

Meet Dr. Walton Dr. Walton was raised in Riverton where he graduated from Riverton High School in 2001. While in high school he was very active participating in basketball, track, and tennis. He enjoys getting out in the fresh Wyoming air and enjoying the outdoors, and loves to participate in any sport possible. Read More

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