Sciatica

The Relief you Need with Chiropractic

What is sciatica?

What causes sciatica?

Sciatica can have a variety of causes, including:

How do I know if I have sciatica?

How do chiropractors help with sciatica?


Keep it moving with Chiropractic!
Bed Rest is Not an Effective Treatment for Sciatica


The vertebral subluxation and sciatica

  • Research has demonstrated that subluxations in your spine can induce inflammation and irritate the nerve roots exiting the spine which eventually form the sciatic nerve.
  • Studies have also shown that nerve roots can be stimulated through motion of the vertebrae during a chiropractic adjustment.
  • Research shows the effectiveness of chiropractic care on sciatica, with patients reporting greater relief of pain, fewer pain days during recovery, quicker return to work and fewer drugs needed compared to those going without chiropractic.

Conservative before invasive

  • After considering the safe and effective nature of chiropractic and the risks associated with drugs and surgery, it makes a lot of sense that nearly all patients should complete a course of conservative care before considering more invasive means.
  • In fact, one study showed that most patients benefited from spinal correction to the same degree as if they underwent surgery.
  • More invasive medical care has its place in some situations; your chiropractor can help advise you on your specific situation.


Sciatica is a symptom not a cause