Sciatica Specialist

Integrated Chiropractic

Sean Joseph, DC

Chiropractor located in Silverdale, WA

If burning, shooting pain, numbness, or tingling negatively affects your life, help is available at Integrated Chiropractic in Silverdale, Washington. Highly skilled Chiropractor Sean Joseph, DC, CKTP, offers a variety of holistic treatments for sciatica to reduce discomfort and restore musculoskeletal functioning naturally. Call the office to learn more or send us a message from the contact us page today.

Sciatica Q&A

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a condition caused by pressure on your sciatic nerve pathway, which branches from your lower back to your hips, butt, and down each of your legs. A variety of factors increases your risk of sciatica pain, but treatment with Dr. Joseph can relieve the discomfort naturally.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Common signs and symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Radiating discomfort
  • Sharp pain
  • Burning sensations
  • Excruciating pain
  • Feeling an electric shock or jolt
  • Tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness

You could have multiple uncomfortable symptoms with sciatica. If your pain doesn’t subside or if it’s severe, see Dr. Joseph for an evaluation. 

What are the risk factors for sciatica?

Sciatica can happen to anyone, but some factors boost your risk of experiencing it. Examples include:

  • Obesity
  • Older age
  • Herniated discs
  • Bone spurs
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Physically demanding jobs
  • Diabetes
  • Inflexibility

Ways to reduce the risk of sciatica pain include using good posture and body mechanics, getting regular exercise, and using good form when lifting heavy objects.

How does my provider diagnose sciatica?

To determine if sciatica is the cause of your discomfort, Dr. Joseph discusses your symptoms and medical history. He completes a physical exam and often recommends X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures if needed. 

What are common sciatica treatments?

Sciatica treatments available at Integrated Chiropractic include:

Home remedies

Home remedies that alleviate sciatica pain include heat or cold packs and stretching exercises. Dr. Joseph customizes corrective stretching and exercise programs to reduce sciatica discomfort and give you a better quality of life. They also reduce your risk of reinjury.

Myofascial release

Myofascial release uses targeted manual pressure or high-frequency vibrating devices to reduce ongoing tightness and post-surgical scar tissues.

Massage therapy

Integrated Chiropractic provides on-site licensed massage therapists, who are available by appointment. Massage therapy enhances your body’s healing ability, stimulates blood flow, and reduces discomfort. 

Chiropractic adjustments

During chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Joseph uses manual pressure or instruments to manipulate targeted tissues, reduce nerve pressure, and relieve ongoing sciatica discomfort.

Don’t live with burning, shooting, or excruciating pain associated with sciatica when holistic treatments are with reach at Integrated Chiropractic. Call the office to schedule an appointment or send us a message from the contact us page today.