Struggling with Sciatica in San Jose CA?

our chiropractic clinic helps sciatica pain

Chronic pain from the back or buttocks and down through your legs could be a symptom of sciatica. In order to relieve the pain of sciatica, many people search for a San Jose CA chiropractor. However, many others never find a long-term solution. If left untreated, sciatica can get worse until everyday activities are no longer an option. The goal of this article is to improve your knowledge of sciatica as well as show how chiropractic care at Spine & Injury Medical Center can help you.

Sciatic Treatment in San Jose CA

Sciatica, or sciatic neuralgia, is a condition that creates pain, starting in the lower back and continuing through the back of the leg to the foot. Extended periods of standing or sitting can be unbearably painful when dealing with sciatica. In addition, it can cause weakness, tingling, and numbness throughout the leg and foot. Generally, sciatica shows up periodically throughout a person’s life with different levels of pain and discomfort. Regardless, sciatica requires immediate attention to avoid permanent nerve damage.

Compression of your sciatic nerve, the body's longest nerve, is the reason why the pain travels throughout the legs and back. Originating from the lumbar spine, and then extending into the buttocks and down the legs the sciatic nerve covers a wide range. When pinched by the compression of vertebrae in your lower back, the roots of the nerve are inflamed which causes the pain.

How Do You Develop Sciatica?

Numerous conditions can develop into sciatica. The most frequent factor is disc injuries and bulged discs. These are caused by the disc compressing on the nerve root. Disc injuries are the result of poor posture, continuous bending over, injury, or accidents. Pregnancy, trauma, or poor posture are effects of subluxations which is common for sciatica. Even simple tasks, like bending over to pick up something, have caused patients to endure intense pain. Unfortunately, it is probable that this spine condition has been progressing previous to the incident.

Chiropractic Care for Sciatica at Spine & Injury Medical Center

Chiropractors in San Jose CA have been trained to use precision to determine the source of sciatica pain and the best treatment options. With a complete evaluation of the patient, chiropractors will apply careful adjustments to assist the body in aligning the spine and provide relief for sciatica pain.

Recovery time varies on the severity of sciatica and the amount of correction that needs to be done. A longer persisting condition will most likely require a longer recovery timetable. To end on a positive note, it usually requires less time to adjust and recover than it took to create the condition. A healthier body is often a result of spine and disc improvements. Call our team at Spine & Injury Medical Center today if you are living with sciatica and its effects in San Jose CA.

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a painful condition that develops in the low back, and runs down the back of the leg, and into the foot. Sciatica can cause difficulty standing or sitting for long periods of time. It can lead to tingling, weakness, and numbness in the leg or foot. If left untreated, sciatica pain can become worse and may even damage the nerve permanently.

How do you develop sciatica?

A lot of different factors can lead to the development of sciatica. Injury or bulging in the discs is one of the leading causes of sciatica. When this occurs, the disc presses against the nerve root causing sciatica. Disc injuries can be a direct result of bad posture, repetitive stress injuries, or accidents. When the spine is misaligned, it can also cause sciatica. Misaligned vertebrae can be the result of postural issues arising from pregnancy or trauma.

How do I know I have sciatica?

The best way to find out if you have sciatica is to get a thorough exam. This is the best first step toward treating sciatica. An exam will include a full review of your medical history and a physical assessment to uncover the source of the pain. Physical assessments will help our healthcare team find imbalances in the body and detect the source of impingement to help in developing the most comprehensive treatment plan possible.

How does integrative medicine resolve sciatic symptoms?
After the diagnosis and assessment, a treatment plan based on the findings will be put together to address your specific needs. The type of treatment will depend on what’s causing sciatica and may include several different treatments such as:

  • Ice/Cold therapy – Used to reduce any inflammation that is causing sciatic pain.
  • TENS unit (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) – A muscle-stimulating machine used to reduce muscle spasms and control acute pain.
  • Adjustments (spinal manipulation) – One of the most common options used by Dr. Mouroux is to realign the body to alleviate restricted movement of the spine. Spinal adjustments reduce the nerve impingement responsible for causing inflammation, muscle spasm, pain, and other symptoms related to sciatica.

These treatment options are non-invasive and work to help the body heal itself while offering immediate relief from sciatica pain.

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9:00am - 12:00pm
2:30pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:30pm - 6:00pm


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Spine & Injury Medical Center
1888 Saratoga Ave #101
San Jose, CA 95129
P: (408) 379-8888