What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a term used to describe tingling pain that radiates up and down the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the buttock region and then down through the legs, causing lower back pain and more. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, such as sciatica. In addition, they may use various techniques, including spinal manipulation, massage, and exercises, to help alleviate pain and improve mobility.


Chiropractic care for sciatica is available at Winchester Chiropractic Center in Winchester, VA. If you or a loved one suffers from sciatica, contact us for treatment and relief from pain.

Risk Factors for Sciatica

Several factors may increase the risk of developing sciatica, including:

  • Age - The risk of developing sciatica rises, especially after age 40.
  • Obesity - Being overweight or obese can put extra strain on the lower back and increase the risk of sciatica.
  • Sedentary Lifestyle - People who sit for long periods or have a sedentary lifestyle may be at risk of sciatica due to the added strain on the lower back.
  • Occupational Hazards - Certain occupations involving heavy lifting or twisting may increase the risk of sciatica.
  • Previous injury - A previous injury to the lower back may increase the risk of sciatica.
  • Spinal Abnormalities - Abnormalities in the spine, such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis, may put pressure on the sciatic nerve and cause sciatica.
  • Pregnancy - The weight and position of the baby during pregnancy can put extra strain on the lower back and increase the risk of sciatica.
  • Diabetes - People with diabetes may be at an increased risk of developing sciatica due to nerve damage caused by high blood sugar levels.

It's important to note that not everyone with these risk factors will develop sciatica, and other factors may contribute to this condition's development. If you are experiencing sciatica symptoms, you must speak with a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Chiropractor Care for Sciatica

It is important to note that chiropractic care is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and the specific treatment plan that is right for you will depend on the cause of your sciatica and your individual needs and preferences. Therefore, it is always a good idea to speak with your healthcare provider to determine the best treatment for your specific condition.

Schedule an Appointment with Us

If you're experiencing sciatica, you must see a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. A chiropractor can work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses the underlying cause of your sciatica, reduces pain, and improves function. In addition to chiropractic care, your treatment plan may include lifestyle modifications. Contact Winchester Chiropractic Center in Winchester, VA, to book an appointment for your lower back and tingling leg pain. Call our office today at (540) 667-0220 to schedule an appointment.

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