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woman in yellow chair knee painReferring to pain that starts in the low back and extends down one or both legs, sciatica typically worsens with periods of sitting or standing. This type of discomfort often affects pregnant women, people with diabetes, and those who are obese.

Common Symptoms

  • Hip pain
  • A tingling or burning sensation down the leg
  • Numbness, weakness, or a difficult time moving the leg or foot
  • Constant discomfort that affects one side of the buttocks
  • A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up

Our Natural Approach

Chiropractic is a good place to start for conservative treatment of sciatica. We provide adjustments using drop table and Activator® techniques to help relieve your discomfort.

The following methods and approaches can also help ease your discomfort:

  • Ice/cold therapy to reduce inflammation
  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) to help with pain control and reduce muscle spasm
  • Stretching, exercise and core strengthening
  • Postural advice

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get sciatica?

This type of nerve pain is often the result of cumulative damage. That can include years of poor posture and being overweight, both of which can contribute to sciatica. Something as simple as bending over to tie your shoes can trigger an episode. Spinal degeneration is another culprit.

Can chiropractic cure sciatica?

No, chiropractic care doesn’t cure anything! Only your body can do that. Chiropractic helps your spine work properly, reducing nerve irritation and restoring your body’s ability to heal.

How long until patients typically notice relief?

Some patients feel relief immediately, but most improve within the first two weeks.

How much chiropractic care will be needed?

Most patients with nerve pain get good results after weeks or months of care. Naturally, this varies from person to person.

Book an Appointment

If you’re seeking a natural approach to relieving your sciatica, contact Advantage Chiropractic Centers today to schedule an appointment!

Sciatica Butler PA | (724) 285-7600