Chula Vista Chiropractor

Sciatica Pain TreatmentChula Vista, CA

The spine is like the superhighway of the body, connecting much of it together and helping to support a vast network of nerves. These nerves run throughout the body. Harming one area of the body can result in varying levels of pain. Sciatic pain treatment involves relieving pain that spreads along the sciatic nerve from the lower back down to the leg with chiropractic techniques, such as spinal decompression.

Sciatica pain treatment is offered at Accident & Wellness Group in Chula Vista and the surrounding area. With our guidance and treatment, we can help patients begin to experience lasting relief. Sciatica pain can be debilitating and hinder one’s quality of life if left untreated. Fortunately, we can offer the initial treatment plan and any potential follow-up care patients need.

To learn more about our sciatica pain treatment or to schedule an appointment, call us at (619) 863-4484 today.

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Benefits of our sciatica pain treatment

Some people tend to shift between minor treatment extreme methods when it comes to sciatica. People may believe the minor pain only needs treatment with store-bought painkillers and rest, while others may believe they need surgery. In most cases, professional chiropractic treatment is the more efficient and effective method for sciatica pain relief. Surgery should only be considered after attempting all other non-surgical methods first.

Fortunately, we can use spinal decompression to help relieve sciatica pain. Benefits of our sciatica pain treatment can include:

  • A customized combination of treatment, medication and other techniques to spur recovery
  • Professional evaluation to determine the full extent of the condition
  • Physical therapy and other techniques to help ease patient back into normal mobility
  • Medical professionals who can take a patient’s health into account before developing treatment
  • Professional treatment that targets the source of the pain
  • Follow-up care, when necessary
  • Since sciatica can spread down the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the legs, it is important to seek a professional chiropractor who can identify the source of the pain. General pain medications from stores will only provide temporary relief over a broad area. In the long term, professional treatment to provide the lasting relief people desire.

    Signs of sciatica

    While the level and specific location of sciatica pain can vary, there are commons signs and symptoms that people need to watch out for. Symptoms of sciatica can include:

  • Pain the spreads from the lower back to the buttocks and the back of the thigh/leg
  • Possible sharp burning sensation in any of these areas
  • Pain in these areas that feels like an electric shock
  • Pain in these areas when coughing or sneezing
  • Numbness or muscle weakness in the leg or another part of the body
  • Similar pain when sitting for a long period of time
  • Along with varying severity per patient, the pain may also only occur in certain areas. Some patients may only experience minor pain in the back or buttocks, with most of the pain in the leg. No matter the location of the pain along the sciatic nerve, Dr. Yonel Rivera, DC and our team can help to treat it.

    Spinal decompression

    Spinal decompression is a chiropractic procedure that uses motorized traction along the spine to help provide relief for back pain. During the procedure, the patient will stretch out on a table that can extend and shift in specific ways to help with spinal decompression. We will gently stretch the spine to help take any pressure off of the gel-like discs between the bones in the spine.

    These discs help to act as cushions that prevent the bones from scratching against each other. By creating negative pressure in the discs, this can help to:

  • Take the pressure off of nerves in the spine
  • Promote herniated discs into retracting
  • Relieve pain
  • Help water, oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids flow into the discs
  • Alter the force and position of the spine for relief
  • In order to help relieve the sciatica pain, the patient may need to make several appointments over the span of a few weeks. In the more minor cases, the pain will go away over time. If the pain is serious, then the treatment process may take longer.

    Continued care

    Following the initial treatment appointment, we may recommend the patient continue certain stretches or exercises to promote recovery and healing. We may also prescribe certain medication to help relieve pain and other symptoms. Since the causes of sciatica can vary and include prolonged sitting, certain lifestyle changes may help to prevent the condition from getting worse.

    Call us at (619) 863-4484 to learn more about sciatica pain treatment today and schedule an appointment.

    Contact Us

    Accident & Wellness Group is located at
    310 3rd Ave Ste B4
    Chula Vista, CA

    (619) 863-4484