Sciatica Relief FAQs

About 40% of Americans will develop sciatica during their lifetime. Sciatica is a condition that originates in the back and is caused by a compression of the sciatica nerve. This nerve is located in the spinal cord, stretches to the lower back, and splits off in the legs.  When the nerve is compressed due to herniated disc, a narrowed joint space, or a bone spur, it may become inflamed. At Colonia Spine & Wellness in Colonia, NJ, we provide chiropractic care to treat sciatica and provide pain relief. You can gain more insight on sciatica by reading about some frequently asked questions below:


What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica can result from:

  • Slipped disc
  • Growth within the spinal canal
  • Bone overgrowth
  • Slippage of one bone over the adjacent one
  • Sports injuries
  • Sedentary lifestyle

What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?

Sciatica can have a variety of symptoms. Some people develop leg pain, while others feel numb in the lower back, hips, legs, and buttocks. This form of pain is considered radicular pain because it radiates to other parts of the body. When the pain is severe, our chiropractors can assess your condition and provide prompt treatment.

Sciatica may also cause the following: 

  • A tingling sensation in the leg or foot
  • Back pain
  • Weakness
  • Reduced hip mobility 

Is Chiropractic Care Effective at Treating Sciatica?

Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment that helps eliminate the pain caused by sciatica. Our chiropractor utilizes specific spinal adjustments that relieve pressure from the nerve. A few weeks of treatment, you may be able to return to your normal routine without the pain. Some chiropractic techniques our chiropractor uses include the following:

  • Spinal decompression: This method relieves pressure from the injured discs, helps heal any inflamed tissue, and alleviates pain
  • Chiropractic adjustment: This technique helps restore misaligned joints and bones that may be compressing the sciatic nerve root. Not only that, but the adjustments help the body heal naturally.

Our chiropractors may also recommend cold therapy to minimize inflammation in the spinal cord.

Contact us for Sciatica Treatment Today

If you recently developed back or leg pain due to sciatica, our team at Colonia Spine & Wellness in Colonia, NJ, can help. We can answer any questions you may have, examine your condition, and perform chiropractic techniques that can reduce your discomfort. Call us at (732) 827-0028 to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors!