Specialized Sciatica Treatment in Portland, OR

Sciatica Treatment in Portland

Compression or pinching of the sciatic nerve triggers pain in the lower back, pelvis, and leg, commonly known as sciatica. If you develop these symptoms, visit Premier Care Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon. Their expertise in chiropractic adjustments can quickly address the cause of your sciatica, relieving pain and improving mobility.  

Schedule an appointment today to start the healing process.

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We Specialize in Sciatica Treatment

Dr. Tim Gallucci is a leading expert in sciatica treatment, offering specialized care for lower back pain sufferers in Portland, Oregon. With a focus on addressing muscle strain, disc issues, and sciatica, Dr. Gallucci and his team at Premier Care are dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs. They understand the profound impact sciatica can have on daily life and are committed to delivering swift relief and restoring functionality. Let Dr. Gallucci and his team guide you toward a life free from sciatica. Schedule your appointment with Premier Care today to take the first step toward reclaiming comfort and mobility.

What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica results from sciatic nerve compression either at the nerve root level (L4-S3) where it originates or farther down the nerve as it travels down the leg. 

This nerve compression could result from:

  • Muscle spasm or hypertonicity in the low back or gluteal muscles
  • Herniated or bulging discs in your lumbar spine
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Arthritis and bone spurs
  • Spondylolisthesis (vertebrae slipping over other vertebrae)
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Pregnancy

 

You’re more likely to suffer from sciatica if you sit too much, don’t exercise enough, or have excess body weight. Wearing high heels and sleeping on an unsupportive mattress also increase your risk of sciatica.

What Are Other Symptoms of Sciatica?

In addition to the typical lower back and leg pain sciatica causes, you might experience:

  • Tingling or prickling sensation
  • Pins-and-needles sensation
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness
  • Difficulty controlling leg movements

These symptoms might be present some of the time or they may be constant. Sciatica pain severity varies between mild and agonizing, and typically worsens when you sit down.

Our Chiropractic Sciatica Treatment Methods

Treating sciatica successfully is likely to require chiropractic adjustments to realign your spine. Premier Care Chiropractic’s experienced practitioners have specialized skills that enable them to identify the cause of your sciatica and relieve sciatic nerve compression. 

HVLA Mobilization

Your chiropractor can use various techniques. One of the primary ones is high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) mobilization, where they use their hands to make fast, precise spinal adjustments. Another technique is instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, where your chiropractor uses specially designed instruments to address muscle spasm and tension in the soft tissues in the affected area. 

Spinal Decompression

If your sciatica is due to a spinal disc problem, decompression can help. This is a noninvasive therapy where you lie on a treatment table that gently stretches your back and creates separation between your vertebrae. The stretching allows any bulging or herniated disc material to move back to its proper position. Premier Care offers two decompression options which allows the practitioners at premier care to accommodate different patient needs.

Massages and Physical Therapy

You might benefit from massage therapy following chiropractic adjustments to ease the muscle tension and help your spine stay aligned. Physical therapy can also help by increasing your strength and flexibility and by decreasing muscle tension.

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FAQs on Sciatica

Yes, chiropractic treatment is generally safe and effective for managing sciatica. Our approach at Premier Care Chiro is to assess each patient’s condition thoroughly and tailor our treatments to address the underlying causes of their sciatica symptoms. 

Through gentle adjustments, spinal manipulation, stretches, and other techniques, our goal is to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve and promote healing. However, as with any medical treatment, there may be some risks involved, and it’s important for patients to discuss their medical history and any concerns with our team before beginning chiropractic care.

Overall, we prioritize patient safety and well-being while striving to provide effective relief for sciatica sufferers.

If you have concerns or questions about chiropractic treatment for sciatica, you can schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable chiropractors. Your health and well-being are our top priorities.

We accept all auto insurance coverage if your sciatica is a result of a car accident. Some of the insurance companies we accept include: 

  • State Farm
  • Geico
  • USAA
  • AllState
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Progressive
  • Safeco
  • Amica

As Premier Care Chiro, we recommend seeking sciatica treatment as soon as you experience symptoms that interfere with your daily activities or quality of life. Sciatica can manifest as pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the lower back, buttocks, legs, or feet, and these symptoms can worsen over time if left untreated. 

It’s essential to address sciatica promptly to prevent further complications and promote faster recovery. Our team is here to provide personalized care and support to help you manage your sciatica symptoms effectively and improve your overall well-being. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you’re experiencing any discomfort or mobility issues related to sciatica.

Chiropractic care offers various techniques to provide relief for sciatica. At Premier Care Chiro, we begin by conducting a comprehensive assessment to determine the underlying cause of your sciatica symptoms. 

Our treatments often involve gentle adjustments and spinal manipulation aimed at realigning the spine and reducing pressure on the sciatic nerve. Additionally, we may incorporate stretches, exercises, and lifestyle modifications to improve flexibility, strengthen supporting muscles, and promote overall spinal health. 

By addressing the root cause of sciatica and restoring proper function to the spine, chiropractic care can effectively alleviate pain, numbness, and other symptoms associated with sciatica, allowing you to experience relief and improve your quality of life.

The content in this blog should not be used in place of direct medical advice/treatment and is solely for informational purposes.