If you have a shooting, burning pain down your leg or experience sleepless nights trying to ignore the throbbing pain, at MindBody Med we are here to help you with what might be sciatica. Sciatica is a serious, relentless condition that can last for months and can flare up at any moment. For some, sciatica even becomes a chronic condition. Luckily, this painful condition can be treated effectively with regular, quality chiropractic care.

When You Realize The Pain Isn’t Going Away

When you experience sciatica for the first time, you may think, “Maybe this will just go away.” So, you grimace and try to bear the constant pain in your back, rear, leg, or foot. As time goes on, though, you realize that it is better to treat this condition than to ignore it and just hope for the best. You may have Sciatica if you are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Pain In The Buttocks That Gets Worse When Sitting
  • Pain Along The Rear Of Your Leg
  • Burning Or Tingling Sensations In Your Leg
  • Difficulty Moving Your Leg
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Hip Pain

What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica pain can start in your back, caused by the spinal disc pressing on the lumbar roots.  In the lower back, the spinal canal can narrow ( lumbar spine stenosis), or discs can break down (degenerative disc disease).  Many women can get sciatica during the changes of pregnancy. Muscle spasms may also be causing your pain or other discomforts.

Sciatica Treatment Options

Whether your sciatica is being caused by a herniated disc or long periods of sitting at a desk job, you’re here looking for relief. You may have tried pain-relieving medication options like muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatories. Masking the pain through medication, however, only provides temporary relief. At MindMody Med, we help you uncover and address the root cause of your sciatica for the lasting relief of your symptoms.

Your Seattle Sciatica Chiropractor

At MindBody Med in Seattle, Washington, we specialize in the noninvasive chiropractic treatment of sciatica. We look forward to helping you put together a personalized plan for effective healing, which may include chiropractic adjustments, massage, or musculoskeletal therapy. Please, don’t wait to get treated. Call us today to schedule your first appointment and see how comprehensive chiropractic care can improve your quality of life.