It is not unusual for residents of Pacifica, CA, to search online for sciatica treatment from a "chiropractor near me." Here at Makati Chiropractic Center, we provide therapies for natural, long-term relief from many musculoskeletal problems. Our Board-Certified Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Ronald Mitchell, has a lot of experience helping patients manage sciatic nerve pain symptoms through the use of chiropractic care and other safe wellness therapies and techniques.
What Is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back and from there brings nerve-stimulation to the right and left hips, buttocks, and legs, all the way to the feet. Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain and other symptoms, such as numbness and tingling, that occur along the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is caused by abnormal amounts of compressing or stretching of the sciatic nerve.
Sciatic Nerve Pain Causes
Sciatica-related pain commonly affects middle-aged to senior adults mainly because of an acute injury or a gradual breakdown of the lumbar spinal discs. Lifestyle habits and certain medical conditions can also lead to irritation of the sciatic nerve.
Injury or lifestyle causes
- Back or spine injury
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Suddenly twisting when lifting heavy objects
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Herniated lumbar disc
- Facet joint osteoarthritis
- Degenerative disc disease
Common Sciatic Nerve Pain Symptoms
The pain and other symptoms of sciatica typically occur on one side of the body but can occur on both. Patients frequently complain of a “shooting” or “searing” pain that originates from the lower back. Oftentimes, the pain radiates to the hip, buttock, back of the leg, and toes. Pressure on the nerve may cause numbness, tingling, a burning or electric shock sensation, anywhere along the nerve pathway. The pain often grows worse with time, can cause severe limits to mobility, and can prevent you from performing everyday activities.
Sciatica Relief from a "Chiropractor Near Me"
Dr. Mitchell will perform a detailed physical and neurological exam. If necessary, he might even obtain an x-ray examination of your spine before formulating your chiropractic care plan. The ultimate goal is to eliminate or correct the root cause responsible for causing your pain.
Spinal adjustments can provide safe effective relief of sciatic pain. Spinal adjustments involve manipulating the vertebral joints, bones, and discs into proper alignment and thereby moving them away from the nerve roots or sciatic nerves. Spinal correction reduces pain and inflammation and creates a healing environment within the body. Other benefits of spinal manipulation include improving the communication between the brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerves which can boost overall wellness.
In addition to spinal manipulation, we usually encourage patients to do therapeutic exercises to strengthen their spines, joints, and muscles. Lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling, and physiotherapies, e.g., mechanical traction, ultrasound therapy, electrical muscle stimulation), may be included in your personalized wellness program to promote long-term relief.
Visit a "Chiropractor Near Me" in Pacifica, CA
You can trust us at Makati Chiropractic Center to safely treat your sciatic nerve pain and help improve your overall quality of life. Our office is located on the border of Daly City in the Pacifica Fairmont shopping Center (Highway 35 and Hickey Boulevard) with lots of free parking for your convenience.
Call us now at 650-738-8080 to request an appointment. We look forward to seeing you, and welcome to our practice!