Finding Natural Relief for Sciatica


As a chiropractor for sciatica and leg pain near Redwood City, CA, I’ve grown familiar with sciatica. Sciatica is an irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The pain begins in the lower back and travels down through the buttocks and into one or both legs. 

Common symptoms of sciatica include a burning or tingling feeling down the leg, as well as pain in the hip and lower back. There can be weakness, numbness, and shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up. 

Sciatica pain usually affects one side of the body, but in some cases, it happens on both sides. 

Common Sciatica Triggers

Several conditions trigger sciatica. Some examples are arthritis, disc problems in the back, and trauma or injury to the muscles in the area. 

Pregnancy and being overweight are also included in this list. But for some people, sciatica is a byproduct of an existing condition such as cancer. Other triggers of sciatica include swelling and inflammation. 

Care Options for Sciatica

Doctors may suggest anti-inflammatory medication. Most of these over-the-counter drugs aid in reducing swelling and pain. 

Others may recommend steroid shots or muscle relaxants, but if worse comes to worst, surgery can be an option too. 

However, there are other relief options to alleviate sciatica pain. 

Upper Cervical Care for Sciatica Relief

One way to alleviate sciatica pain is through upper cervical chiropractic care. 

This form of relief aims to correct a possible misalignment on the top two bones in the neck. These misalignments can cause the entire spine to shift and compensate for the misalignment at the top. The resulting pressure on other parts of the spine can create a situation in which the sciatic nerve gets irritated.  If you’re looking for a chiropractor for sciatica and leg pain near Redwood City, contact my clinic, Advanced Spinal Care. For questions or concerns, you may call me at (650) 595-0500.

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