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Align Healing Center Inc.

Chiropractic & Functional Medicine located in Danville, CA

Low back pain radiating down into your legs may be the first indication you have sciatica. The team at Align Healing Center in Danville, California, offers several noninvasive treatments to alleviate chronic pain and limited range of motion in your low back. Whether you need chiropractic adjustments, gentle spinal decompression services, or lifestyle modifications to alleviate sciatica pain, the experienced staff caters to your specific needs with customized treatment plans. Find out more about available services for sciatica pain relief by scheduling a consultation online or by calling the office today.

Sciatica Q & A

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a condition that develops when the sciatic nerve becomes irritated and inflamed. This nerve is the largest in the body, responsible for controlling certain muscles in your leg and foot.

Typically, irritation in the nerve is the result of degenerative spinal issues, like a herniated disc or the narrowing of your spinal canal. These conditions put pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing pain and limiting the range of motion in your low back.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Sciatica causes a stabbing or burning pain sensation in your low back. This pain often radiates down into your buttocks and legs.

In many cases, sciatica can also cause:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness

While sciatic pain can go away on its own, untreated chronic pain can affect your ability to stay active.

What are the risk factors for sciatica?

Sciatica may develop as you get older due to changes in your spine or because of chronic degenerative diseases like arthritis.

Other risk factors for sciatica include:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Lack of exercise

If you work in a job that requires long periods of sitting, standing, or repetitive motions, like heavy lifting, you may increase your risk for sciatica.

What treatments are available for sciatica?

To relieve spinal pressure on the sciatic nerve, Dr. Maimone offers spinal decompression therapy, a nonsurgical treatment that involves traction-based spinal stretching. Decompression uses gentle techniques to effectively stretch and realign the spine, releasing tensions and fluids and allowing the sciatic nerve to heal naturally.

Spinal decompression sessions are often coupled with Class IV laser therapy. Together, these therapies provide accelerated healing of the sciatic nerve. Where decompression stretches and releases tension, laser therapy provides the injured area with instant pain relief. 

The Align Healing Center team also offers nutritional and lifestyle counseling to help you make necessary changes that can prevent sciatic pain. By discovering your nutritional makeup and revealing your deficiencies through on-site lab work, Dr. Maimone can provide customized supplements that strengthen your body from the inside out. This ensures your ligaments and other tissues function properly.

You don’t have to live with the chronic pain of sciatica. Call the office today or book a consultation online to learn more about holistic therapies to alleviate sciatica pain and inflammation.