“Our Doctors of Chiropractic treat Sciatica effectively considering a person as an integrated being, giving special attention to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves utilizing various techniques to achieve the most optimal results.”
San Diego Health and Wellness treats Sciatica at all our locations. Our Doctors consider a person as an integrated being, giving special attention to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves utilizing various techniques to achieve the best results possible.
Sciatica is characterized as a sharp shooting pain down the legs typically into the foot and toes. It can also be a dull ache or numbness as well. It usually begins as a sharp pain in the lower back then eventually travels down the leg it is made worse by sitting and standing in one position for a long time. Symptoms can go down one or both legs and also switch from side to side. Leg pain and numbness can be a very serious sign and should not be ignored.
It is important to understand that sciatica is not a condition itself but a symptom of a condition. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It travels down the back of the leg. It can be irritated by many conditions. It can be created by direct pressure to the nerve from the vertebrae or the disc itself in the spine. It can be caused by the pressure to the nerve away from the spine as well such as by the piriformis muscle in the buttock
We locate and detect areas of the spine and body that cause Sciatica. Once the source is determined through a detailed exam then our chiropractors will utilize chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy modalities, therapeutic stretches and exercises to correct the underlying cause of the problem at any of our San Diego chiropractic office locations.