Benefits of chiropractic care for Sciatica

Helps to eliminate the radiating pain caused by sciatica
Correctly aligns the spine and the pelvis, taking pressure off the sciatic nerve
Increases pelvic stability allowing the discs, ligaments and surrounding muscle to heal


Sciatica is a pain felt in the low back area (lumbars) that extends to the buttock area and even down the leg. The pain may be accompanied by numbness, altered sensation or even loss of strength in the leg.
The sciatic nerve is formed by the nerves of the lower lumbars and the upper three sacral nerves. Due to all the nerves involved in forming the sciatic nerve, it is not uncommon for one or more areas to become “pinched” or aggravated.

What causes the sciatic nerve to become irritated?

Poor postures
Physical stress
Too many hours seated

Driving for long periods
Anatomical short leg
Long distant running with poor footwear
Heavy bags and/or backpacks

A Chiropractor can help with sciatica

1. Complete Chiropractic Exam

Including a complete orthopedic and neurological exam of your lumbar spine and scarum.

2. Specific Chiropratic adjustments

These precised spinal adjustments are designed to eliminate pressure on your sciatica nerve.

3. Correct alignment of the lumbar vertebrae

By restoring the correct alignment of the spine and spinal curvature this will relax the ligaments and muscles of the spine which decreasing sciatica.

4. Postural and ergonomic advice

Proper advice on how to sitting and moving is essential for a healthier spine.

Studies show: Chiropractic adjustments help improve sciatica.

Reference from JMPT.
2010 Oct;33(8):576-84


“60 percent of people with sciatica who received chiropractic care three times a week for four weeks experienced the same degree of relief as those who ended up getting surgery”