What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a painful condition caused by the impingement of the sciatic nerve. The pain normally starts from your lower back and travels through your buttocks, hips, and down each leg. Typically, it only affects one side of a person’s body. You should be aware of when it is time to visit a chiropractor for your sciatic pain. Chiropractors can help with lower back pain and other symptoms of sciatica. If you're suffering from sciatica, visit us here at South Bay Wellness Center & Chiropractic. We have offices in San Jose, Campbell, Cupertino, and Santa Clara.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

The following symptoms are associated with sciatic nerve compression:

  • Tingling or burning that runs down the leg

  • Pain in the buttocks and or leg that gets worse when sitting

  • Constant pain located on one side of the buttock

  • Shooting pains that make it hard to stand up

  • Spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, inflammation, and even pregnancy can all cause sciatica.


Chiropractic Care

It is important for a chiropractor to examine each patient thoroughly, as well as review his or her medical history. This important step allows a chiropractor to determine the root cause of a person's sciatica. Chiropractic therapies and treatments are capable of resolving even the most painful and chronic sciatica symptoms.

Chiropractors use ice and cold therapy to help with the reduction of inflammation to control the pain caused by sciatica. They also use spinal manipulation to restore misaligned vertebra in the spine to relieve nerve compression.

Ultrasound is also commonly used as well. Ultrasound therapy generates heat using sound waves that penetrate deep into tissues. This helps by increasing circulation and decreasing pain, swelling, cramping, and muscle spasms. These treatments will in turn improve the symptoms of sciatica.


For appointments, please give us a call here at South Bay Wellness Center & Chiropractic. We have offices that are conveniently located in San Jose, Campbell, Cupertino, and Santa Clara. Feel free to visit our websites as well. You do not have to suffer any more if you are dealing with sciatic pain.