At Klump Chiropractic Center in Pittsburgh, PA, we offer chiropractic care treatments that can alleviate pain due to sciatica. When you visit us, we will evaluate your condition and determine the necessary treatment to help you heal and improve your overall health. In the meantime, learn more about sciatica and its causes below:


Causes and Symptoms of Sciatica

Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying condition. It refers to the pain, weakness, tingling, or numbness that occurs in the leg or buttock when the sciatic nerve is decompressed or injured. Since the sciatic nerves are the largest nerves in the body and travel from the lower back to the hips, thighs, and legs, they can cause severe pain. Since the condition can cause severe complications, it is important to learn about its causes. Some causes of sciatica include:

  • Nerve compression in the lower spine
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Disc misalignment
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Accidents or injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Pregnancy


Sciatica can cause symptoms that may be mild or severe. If the condition is left untreated, the pain can become chronic and further damage can occur. If you exhibit any mild aches, shooting pain, or burning sensations, we recommending consulting with our chiropractor as soon as possible for relief. Some symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Acute pain in the lower back, buttock, thigh, or leg when sneezing or coughing
  • Lower back pain radiating to the buttock and thigh muscle
  • Numbness or weakness in one or both legs
  • Pain that radiates from the buttock to the foot
  • Pain, numbness, or weakness in the foot
  • Bowel or bladder problems

Treatment for Sciatica

Whether you need treatment for sciatica or chiropractic adjustments to simply improve your health, our team can help. At Klump Chiropractic Center, we focus on a holistic approach, which considers the whole person and helps them live a pain-free life. Some treatments that we provide to treat sciatica include:

  • Spinal Decompression
  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Corrective Exercises
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Muscle Stimulation (E-Stim)
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy

Contact us for an Appointment Today

At Klump Chiropractic Center in Pittsburgh, PA, we understand that pain from sciatica can affect your quality of life. Our chiropractors provide a variety of treatments to relieve your discomfort and help you to return to your normal routine without being hindered. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your initial consultation, contact us at (412) 697-1271 today.


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