Sciatica Specialist
Dealing with chronic low back pain due to sciatica makes it difficult to perform your daily duties and stay active. The good news is the condition is treatable, and the majority of sufferers fully recovering from sciatica after several weeks of treatment. At Rainaldo Chiropractic in Lynnwood, Washington, Dr. Richard Rainaldo offers effective chiropractic and applied kinesiology techniques to treat sciatica pain and restore your whole-body health. You don’t have to struggle with the pain sciatica causes any longer. Schedule your consultation online today.

Sciatica Q & A

What is sciatica?

The inflammation of the sciatic nerve is the cause of sciatica. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It starts in the lower spine and extends through the muscles down into the soles of your feet. Pain from sciatica typically affects only one side of your body.

What causes sciatica?

Several medical factors may cause the Inflammation of the sciatic nerve:

  • Injuries
  • Age-related disk herniation or degeneration
  • Bone spurs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Malignant or benign tumors
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Diabetes and other medical conditions

Jobs with prolonged sitting or heavy lifting frequently place stress on the lower back, inflaming the sciatic nerve, and resulting in chronic pain.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Radiating pain from the lower spine and down the back of the leg are the most common symptoms of sciatica. Pain and discomfort may also be present in any location where the sciatic nerve travels.

Pain levels can range from mild discomfort to a severe pain and can worsen after long periods of sitting or inactivity. During sudden movements, like coughs and sneezes, the pain can feel like a jolting shock.

Additional symptoms of sciatica may include a tingling sensation in the muscles, or numbness and weakness in the affected area.

What are the treatment options for sciatica?

Dr. Rainaldo offers effective chiropractic care treatments to resolve sciatic pain. He performs a comprehensive physical exam to identify the areas of your body that require rebalancing. Dr. Rainaldo makes chiropractic adjustments your spine to take the pressure off the sciatic nerve — relieving pain and muscles spasms.

Applied kinesiology methods also identify the cause of pain and treat sciatica symptoms. Dr. Rainaldo uses these techniques to determine if other areas of your body are out of balance, too.

He performs muscle testing on the affected areas to pinpoint your body’s needs and weaknesses. Once Dr, Rainaldo identifies the cause of your pain, he uses a variety of therapies to restore your whole-body health, including reflex therapy, manual therapy, and body manipulation.

Dr. Rainaldo also recommends nutritional supplements to increase healing and reduce inflammation in the sciatic nerve. He provides additional guidance such as lifestyle changes and fitness programs to prevent the return of sciatic symptoms.

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