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The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It begins in your lower back and branches off into your hip, buttock, leg, foot and toes on both the right and left side of your body. Pressure on the sciatic nerve due to a herniated disc, bulging disc, bone spur or spinal stenosis causes pain. The pain typically occurs only on one side of your body, and is often worsened by sitting, standing, walking, and bending your back forward or backward. Sciatica symptoms can be affected by coughing, sneezing, laughing or straining. Usually, a herniated or a bulging disc in your low back is to blame for your sciatica symptoms.

In addition to pain, patients report tingling, numbness or muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot. It is not uncommon for a patient to have pain in one area, and numbness in another area of the path of the sciatic nerve.

We Help Patients Avoid Neck  & Back Surgery


Most Common Causes of Sciatica

The causes of sciatica vary greatly, and each patient experiences symptoms differently. Some patients feel pain into their buttocks, hamstring area, calf, foot or all the way down to their toes. These are the most common causes:

  • Herniated Disc
    • disc material  is no longer intact causing physical and chemical irritation to nearby structures
  • Bulging Disc
    • disc material is still intact, but the disc is bulging and irritating nearby structures
  • Bone Spurs
    • extra bone is deposited naturally by your body in an attempt to stabilize your spine
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    • narrowing of the spinal canal in your low back
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • breakdown of disc material, worsens over time and is designated by different phases
  • Spondylolisthesis
    • a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over another vertebra
  • Pregnancy
    • your center of gravity shifts day-to-day during the different stages of pregnancy
  • Muscle Spasms
    • muscles of your back or buttocks can spasm due to stress

Non-Surgical Solutions for Sciatica

The information you provide during your  consultation helps us determine if you are a candidate for care in our office. You can expect to have improved movement, decreased leg pain, decreased tingling and numbness into your leg, increased muscle strength and a better quality of life. Rather than simply treating your symptoms, our experts provide a long-term strategy to not only get the relief that you seek right away, but also prevent future spinal decay.

Please bring radiograph and MRI images, as well as reports, from other providers to your appointment for our doctors to review. We see many patients that have failed other treatments such as pain medications, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, massage and cortisone injections

Don’t lose hope! We treat many patients successfully with our state-of-the-art spinal decompression technology and NUCCA Spinal Care.

Want an expert on your health team? Call Us (619) 313-5403.

Based on 123 reviews
Finding Dr Young and NUCCA has been life changing for me. NUCCA is incredible in and of itself, but it is Dr Young and his team that really make it extraordinary. They are professional, kind, and compassionate people. They really take the time to get to know you and work alongside you to help you reach your health goals. Dr Young is highly skilled and he and his front office staff are truly just great human beings. I would give them 100 stars if I could!
Brandi Moreland
Brandi M.
21:08 24 Oct 19
I've loved coming here! Joselyn (office manager) is great! She knows everyone by name and so friendly. Dr Young has helped get me back to normal. He actually listens to you and genuinely wants to help. I have nothing but great things to say.
Kelsey Lewis
Kelsey L.
17:57 19 Sep 19
Highly recommend this place! Such a laid back, professional setting. They are extremely friendly and make you feel very comfortable. I am so glad I found them. My results have been amazing!
Dale Gibbon
Dale G.
19:57 29 May 19
I came across Intouch Chiropractic through an ad on Facebook. In which I'm so glad I did! I have a really serious back Injury and severe scoliosis. So, I've been to my fair share of Chiropractors. This is honestly THE BEST chiropractic office I've ever experienced. Dr Tapia and Dr young are incredible! As well as their front desk assistant. They are all so friendly and welcoming. Dr Tapia has been treating me, and I've never had such caring chiropractor! Before she started treating me she carefully took the time to study all my x-rays, mri's etc. U like a ton of other chiropractors, they just don't seem to care as much. I will forever be a client. They truly make you feel like family! I highly recommend them to everyone!
Bruna Araujo
Bruna A.
01:32 15 Oct 19
I have been coming to Intouch for several weeks now. This is the best I have felt in over 10 years, I have suffered from lower back pain, neck pain, migraines and TMJ. Dr.Devin never ceases to amaze me with his vast knowledge and expertise. The DRX machine is a non-surgical spinal decompression, I feel so rejuvenated after this treatment. And let me not forget Joselyn she is amazing.
Sara Krueger
Sara K.
00:56 02 Oct 19
Drastically improved neck. No more neck pain, I wont need surgery anymore! Dr. Young is great at keeping me in shape. Great location and superb service! I recommend these guys, check them out!
Stephen Scott
Stephen S.
18:22 20 Mar 19
Great chiropractic clinic! I greatly appreciate the staff:! Dr. Devin is very expert doing precise & gently atlas adjustments His work surpasses 35 yrs traditional chiropractic adjustments. It is much safer to get atlas adjustments. I am very confident I will eventually reach optimum health & well being unlike since birth. I greatly appreciate Joselyn whose warm, compassionate, empathic & nurturing personality really resonates to all their clients, their families & friends. Venue is quiet, peaceful, nurturing & calm.
Karen Eu
Karen E.
06:08 06 Sep 19
This wonderful place saved my life. Dr. Tapia and Young are excellent people. They’re very dedicated to their practice. Dr. Tapia is passioned of what she does. She likes to get to the bottom and roots of your health problems. I was suffering from dizziness, symptoms, balance problems and she was able to correct most of them including migraines. It’s amazing how she was able to find diagnosis that typical doctors overlook. The staff is amazing, Joselyn is great at customer service, she’s very efficient and dedicated to her job making sure that patients are well take care of. I fully recommend this place.
Monica Sallay
Monica S.
15:56 14 Oct 19