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We Provide Successful and Effective Pain Relief with Our Chiropractic Sciatica Treatment


Sciatica pain can become excruciatingly painful, vary in intensity, and unexpectedly flare. Since it can be challenging to live with, many people eventually seek sciatica treatment. The following information that our expert sciatica chiropractors put together will provide a brief overview of sciatica and the chiropractic for sciatica treatment we offer here at West Suburban Wellness.

What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica pain occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes irritated or presses against a neighboring structure. Since the sciatic nerve is a group of five specific spinal nerves that extend from the lower back to the toes, it is the most substantial nerve group in the body. Sciatic nerve issues can cause widespread pain and dysfunction in the lower body.

Common Causes of Sciatica Pain

While many factors can increase the risk of sciatic nerve pain, the following significant conditions seem to be linked to it:


Frequent bending or lifting


Sedentary lifestyle




Overweight or diabetes


Car Accident


Work Injury


Sports Injury

While this kind of pain is more common in people with these conditions, anyone can develop sciatic nerve pain following an accident or repetitive muscle strain. Pregnancy, hip arthritis, and even legs of differing lengths are common sciatica triggers.

What is happening during these events is some form of sciatic nerve compression. Whether this compression is caused by misaligned vertebrae, bulging discs, or weight gain, it can cause pain and dysfunction for the entire lower body.

Sometimes, a patient will develop sudden back pain after bending down to pick up an object. While this simple action may seem to have caused their pain, it is only the final step in a long chain of events since the underlying conditions that lead to sciatic nerve compression develop over time.

Doctor of Chiropractic working on spinal rehabilitation

Symptoms of Sciatica Pain

Sciatic nerve pain is often described as shooting or stabbing. Other patients say it is more like a dull ache or a pins and needles sensation. Patients who see us for it can have pain that travels from the lower back to the toes. Most frequently, the pain travels down the back of the legs.

In addition to shooting pain down one or both legs, sciatica can cause loss of function in the thighs, legs, and toes. Patients can develop tingling or burning sensations that make it challenging to feel sensations in their lower bodies. This reduced sensory function can be hazardous for patients with diabetes since they might not feel a cut or scratch that can lead to a potentially severe infection. Sciatica nerve issues can also cause weakness, so everyday tasks can become difficult.

One of the most challenging aspects of treating sciatica is how it can vary across patients. The pain can range from mildly disturbing to intensely debilitating. Sciatic nerve issues can also flare intermittently or become a constant problem. No matter which level or frequency patients experience, sciatica always significantly impacts their quality of life.

How Chiropractic Works to Eliminate Sciatica Pain

Chiropractic for sciatica pain focuses on addressing sciatic nerve pain at its source. Since the spine surrounds the beginning of the sciatic nerve, keeping it in proper alignment can reduce or eliminate nerve compression. In chiropractic medicine, we call any deviation in the spine that interferes with nerves a subluxation. Eliminating subluxations addresses sciatic nerve issues at their source.

Another guiding principle of chiropractic medicine is the body’s remarkable healing ability. We don’t just “crack your back and send you back” the way you came in at West Suburban Wellness. We work to help you live a better life, optimizing nutrition, movement, and sleep. We also believe that strong social networks of family and friends, mindfulness-based relaxation practices, and many other lifestyle factors play an essential role in excellent health, so we focus on helping you incorporate these research-proven elements into your life.

Sciatica Treatment

Here at West Suburban Wellness, our chiropractors help patients live better lives, not just get relief from pain. Relieving pain, however, is where we begin. In our experience, patients need to have less pain before they can pay attention to improving other areas of their lives.

Since we target the source of pain, our chiropractic sciatica treatments vary from patient to patient. We have outlined some of our more popular options below but always welcome questions from prospective or current patients.

Custom Therapeutic Exercise Plan

We prescribe exercise to all our patients because it is one of the most effective ways of building strength and flexibility. Muscles that are coordinated and balanced provide stable support, so the spine remains supple and free to move. When muscles aren’t in balance, spinal subluxations are more likely to occur.

While chiropractic adjustments help our patients feel better, exercise ensures they continue to get healthier. Consistently performed exercise helps the body form enough muscular support to maintain healthy spinal alignment. We assess our patients when they sit, stand, and move to analyze their movement patterns and muscle tone. Then, we design a comprehensive therapeutic exercise plan to provide our patients with the most opportunity to build muscle where they need it most.

When To Seek Chiropractic Sciatica Treatment

While mild sciatic nerve pain can resolve on its own or with general homecare such as ice packs or rest, we recommend seeking sciatica chiropractic care immediately if your pain:


Has been happening for more than a week


Worsens or doesn’t respond to supportive homecare


Causes leg numbness or weakness


Leads to an incontinence episode

pregnant woman with chiropractic doctor hands on belly

Best Chiropractic Sciatica Pain Relief Available

The sciatica nerve affects the entire lower body, so keeping it in good health is a priority. If you found us by searching for “sciatica chiropractic,” we invite you to experience what chiropractic for sciatica here at West Suburban Wellness can offer. Call us today and start your journey toward a better life.

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