Sciatica FAQs

If you are experiencing back pain due to sciatica or another condition, the discomfort can prevent you from participating in certain activities and lower your quality of life. At Klump Chiropractic Center in Pittsburgh, PA, we offer a variety of treatments to relieve your pain and improve your well-being. Before you visit us, learn about some frequently asked questions regarding sciatica below:


What is Sciatica?

Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the human body, becomes irritated or compressed. This nerve can become constricted from a herniated disc, bulging disc, and bone spurs, which can lead to inflammation and pain. If sciatica is not treated on time, the pain can become chronic and even cause permanent nerve damage.

What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?

Sciatica can cause a variety of symptoms and lead to a dull ache or debilitating pain. Some symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Back pain
  • Stiffness
  • Numbness
  • Hip pain
  • Weakness in the hip or leg
  • Radiating pain
  • Sharp pain

Who is at Risk for Developing Sciatica?

There are certain factors that can cause sciatica, such as smoking, stress, age, driving for long periods of time, and construction work. It is important to understand the risks in order to prevent the condition from occurring. Some additional risks include the following:

  • Age-related degenerative conditions
  • Traumatic injury
  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic health conditions
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Jobs, hobbies, or sports that require heavy lifting or bending

How Does Chiropractic Care Treat Sciatica?

Chiropractic care is a natural and non-invasive treatment that can alleviate pain from sciatica. Along with that, chiropractic treatment has no adverse side effects or downtown. It also provides immediate relief since it targets built up pressure in the affected region.

Our chiropractor may use spinal adjustments, spinal manipulation, spinal decompression, or heat and cold therapy to help you heal. Not only that, but we will also focus on properly realigning the spine and extremities and reduce inflammation, which can eliminate discomfort.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

At Klump Chiropractic Center in Pittsburgh, PA, we provide chiropractic treatments that can reduce symptoms of sciatica and help you recover quickly. To learn about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, call us at (412) 697-1271 today!


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