Your sciatic nerve is rooted in your lumbar spine, or the vertebrae of your lower back. Along with the network of smaller nerves that branch off it, your sciatic nerve extends through your hips, buttocks, and down each leg, where it helps you to feel and control your lower body. Symptoms of sciatica often appear in the form of numbness, tingling, burning sensations, and sharp stabbing or shooting pain. The first-rate medical team at Ultimate Health Medical Clinic are experts at treating sciatica, the potentially disabling pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve. Request an appointment online, or call the office today to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.
Sciatica may start as a bothersome pain in your lower back, but it can quickly become the kind of debilitating pain that radiates down your legs, reaching as far as your calf. It happens when something is compressing or impinging on your sciatic nerve where it’s rooted to your spine. Some of the most common causes of sciatic nerve impingement (and pain) include:
Although it’s possible for sciatic nerve pain to radiate down both of your legs, it usually only affects one side of your body at any given time.
The top sign of sciatica is having a pain that extends from your lower back down into your buttock, through the back of your thigh, and as far as your calf. The pain, which is sometimes described as a kind of burning sensation, may be a mild, ongoing ache, or a sharp, electric-like jolt. While it’s possible to experience sciatic nerve pain at any isolated point along the path of the nerve, sciatica is more likely to follow an uninterrupted path. It often gets worse after long periods of sitting or standing, and can be triggered or exacerbated by reaching, sneezing, and other minor movements.
Sciatic nerve pain may begin gradually, but it usually intensifies over time and may even become long-term or long lasting if it’s left untreated. But the good news, however, is that sciatica often responds well to a combination of high-quality chiropractic care, deep tissue massage, and specific stretching exercises. Depending on the exact nature of your problem, traction therapy, and flexion distraction therapy may also helpful. Both of these treatments help decompress the spine, which helps alleviate pressure from bulging or ruptured discs. These treatment methods have been proven to reduce pain, further recovery, and produce beneficial results for many sciatica patients.
We accept the majority of health insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.
"They take a much more comprehensive view of chiropractic care than any other that I have visited, while remaining competitively priced and not overly pushy about care."
"He's worked on me through car accidents, tweaks, and recently helped me get my breech baby to flip. I've never had a bad experience."
"Best chiropractor in Denver! The entire staff is knowledgeable and friendly - like no other chiropractor I've been to. I highly recommend you give them a try!"
"These guys are the real deal. They are not just back crackers - they pair adjustments with rehabilitation exercises."
"This place has been helping me for years! It's friendly and the team treats you like family. They do everything they can to keep you out of pain!"
"I am pleased with the results of these approaches. Making appointments is easy and the office is very personal and friendly. I would recommend them!"
"I feel really comfortable coming here and am excited to continue my healing with Ultimate Health!"
"The staff is fun & knowledgeable. I absolutely recommend Ultimate Health Chiropractic."
"I am usually skeptical about chiropractors, but Ultimate Health is amazing. They're courteous, kind, gentle, and always have a smile! Love you guys."
"I'm glad that I finally found Ultimate Health. Dr. Jason has an excellent business and will get your back into shape allowing you to have a more productive life!"