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Pain Pills or muscle relaxers don’t “un-pinch” the nerve in your back causing sciatica.

Sciatica is a severe pain that travels from your lower back down one or both legs. It can often worsen with prolonged sitting or standing.

A bulging disc between the spinal bones of the lower back are often the culprit.

Trauma can be the reason a disc bulges in the lower back. When the disc bulges, it crowds the nerves, causing irritation, pain, and inflammation. Straining, coughing, sneezing, and even bending or twisting can be painful.  The symptoms of sciatica are felt in the leg, but the reason is the misalignments in the lower back that are pinching the sciatic nerve!

Contracted leg test

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There’s Hope

Fortunately, correcting spinal misalignments in the lower back with specific chiropractic adjustments at 84 Chiropractic Center will address what is causing your sciatic symptoms.  Don’t just search for any “chiropractor near me” on google. We serve the greater Washington, PA area, including Eighty Four, Bentleyville, Scenery Hill, Ellworth, Cokeburg, Canonsburg, McMurray, and Houston.

A consultation with Dr. Piasecki  followed by a thorough examination is a great place to start. If your condition can be helped, then treatment will start right away to get you relief as quickly as possible.  If your condition can’t be helped by chiropractic care, you will be referred to the specialist that we think can help. Get started today.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How do you get sciatica?
     Sciatica can start from several causes, such as trauma from a fall or a car accident. Sciatica can also be the result of cumulative damage such as decades of bad posture, years of strenuous work, and being overweight. Spinal arthritis or degenerative disc disease can be another reason. Thinning discs have inherently less room for the sciatic nerve roots to exit, thus making it easier to put pressure on the nerve.
  • Can chiropractic cure sciatica?
    Chiropractic addresses the root cause of sciatica, which are the misalignments of spinal bones that are putting pressure on the nerves causing pain and inflammation.  By fixing the proper alignment of the spine and restoring the way your spine works, it reduces nerve irritation and allows your body to heal.
  • How much chiropractic care will be needed?
    Every sciatica patients case is unique. But a typical case of sciatica will resolve with a few weeks of chiropractic care.  Naturally, this can vary from patient to patient. Factors such as age, obesity, and arthritis can prolong your treatment. After the sciatica has resolved, a lot of  patients elect to continue with periodic chiropractic checkups so that their condition does not relapse. 
  • What if I don’t remember any ‘trauma’?
    This actually happens more that you would think. The human body is extremely adaptive, thus we can often accommodate a variety of stresses for years. But inevitably the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back,” will start a episode of sciatica.  We turn or bend awkwardly and suddenly our back succumbs to the accumulation of stress.