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Sciatica Treatment in Walnut Creek

sitting on couch with leg painHave you ever felt a radiating, numb, or sharp pain that extends from your lower back through your hips and down your leg? You could be dealing with sciatica. At Holmes Chiropractic, we’re proud to help patients from all walks of life overcome sciatic nerve discomfort naturally, without surgery, medications, or injections.

Stopping Radiating Pain in Its Tracks

Sciatica refers to pain that starts in the low back and extends down one or both legs. It usually gets worse with periods of sitting or standing. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. When it becomes compressed or irritated, it can cause discomfort in the lower back, buttocks, and legs.

You may suffer from this condition if you frequently experience hip discomfort, a tingling or burning feeling down the leg, or a shooting pain that makes it uncomfortable to stand up. Constant discomfort on one side of the buttocks is also common. Some people report a feeling of weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot.

Responding to the Root Cause

Sciatica is often the result of cumulative damage. The three main causes of this condition include

Herniated discs – These occur when a disc slips out of alignment and puts pressure on the sciatic nerve. Our team has had incredible success using non-invasive spinal decompression therapy to help the discs rehydrate and get back into proper position.

Joint or pelvis misalignment – When the pelvis is out of alignment, it causes inflammation or pinching that leads to radiating pain. Gentle, focused chiropractic adjustments delivered with extreme precision can bring your body back into proper positioning, restoring the nerves to full health and clearing up pain.

Piriformis syndrome – Also known as piriformis dysfunction, this happens when the piriformis muscle is experiencing too much stress or pressure, leading to problems with the nerve. We focus on specific stretches and exercises, as well as myofascial release therapy to help relieve pressure and improve function.

Starting With a Clear Diagnosis

We start with a consultation and comprehensive examination. We’ll let you know if we think you can benefit from our care. If we think another healthcare practitioner can better address your nerve pain, we’ll point you in the right direction.

We use specific diagnostic techniques to determine exactly what’s causing your pain. Depending upon your situation, we may recommend X-rays or an MRI to get the best look at what’s going on in your body. From there, we’ll develop a personalized care plan that fits your needs.

Our Natural Approach

Chiropractic adjustments can help improve joint motion in the low back, relieving discomfort. This type of natural care doesn’t cure anything. Only your body can do that. The purpose of chiropractic is to help your spine work as it should, reducing nerve irritation and restoring your body’s healing ability.

The Road to Healing

The timeline to recovery is hard to predict. Most patients with nerve pain get good results after weeks or months of care. Naturally, this varies from person to person. Generally, the longer you’ve been in pain before coming to see us, the longer it will take to resolve deep-set issues.

Book Your Visit Today

You don’t have to stay trapped in pain. Get in touch today to start turning your health around naturally.


Sciatica Treatment Walnut Creek CA | (925) 938-1122