Lower Back Pain Relief & Sciatica Treatment in San Diego

Our doctors provide San Diego sciatica treatment and lower back pain relief. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. Are you suffering from sciatica?

Your Sciatic nerve 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.

Chronic Back & Sciatica Treatment in San Diego

Are You a NUCCA or Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Candidate?


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:

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  • 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
    • spinal canal narrowing in your low back
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • failure of disc material, worsens over time and is designated by different phases
  • Spondylolisthesis
    • when a vertebra slips forward over an adjacent 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

NUCCA Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica in San Diego

NUCCA Chiropractic care is the most effective and safest form of sciatica treatment and severe lower back pain relief. When patients are having a sciatica episode, they report feeling a sharp, shooting pain in their lower back, as well as a dull ache that feels numb or tingly into their leg, foot or toes. Patients also describe this nerve pain as “pins and needles.” In extreme cases, patients lose bowel and/or bladder control.

When we first meet patients, they are oftentimes taking over-the-counter or prescription painkillers and muscle relaxants. This is not a long-term solution as medications don’t cure a biomechanical problem. Additionally, patients share that they have used ice, heat, massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy and even Epsom salt baths to help relieve their symptoms. Unfortunately, they still have their symptoms. Their quality of life continues to suffer and much time and energy is spent on managing their pain and symptoms. Our doctors have advanced training and provide back pain relief to many sciatica nerve pain sufferers. Patients don’t just get pain relief, but also benefit from successful long-term outcomes.

San Diego Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression for Sciatica

Sciatica and lower back pain patients benefit from non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, as it helps stabilize your spine while treating your spinal discs. This treatment slowly relaxes and stretches your lower back by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases. Our computerized system is constantly checking and detecting muscle spasms in your body. During your session, downward forces of gravity are removed, creating a vacuum effect at the disc level. This vacuum effect promotes the diffusion of oxygen, water, and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside to flow back into your discs. We frequently provide non-surgical sciatica treatment in the San Diego area.

Get Sciatica and Lower Back Pain Relief in San Diego

sciatica treatment and lower back pain relief mission valley san diegoThe information you provide during your consultation helps our doctors figure out if you are a candidate for care in our clinic. You can expect to have improved mobility, decreased pain, decreased tingling and numbness into your leg, increased muscle strength and a better quality of life. Our goal is to provide a long-term solution to your sciatica instead of just treating your symptoms. Our doctors want to empower you to take action to help you prevent future spinal decay.

Please bring radiograph and MRI images, as well as reports, from other providers to your consultation for our doctors to review. This is important, as it helps us put together all of the pieces of your health puzzle. We have helped hundreds of patients that have tried and failed other treatments such as pain medications, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, massage, and cortisone injections.

In our experience, patients can live with pain for a long time. The good news is that you don’t have to…you can get back to doing the things you love. Get back to gardening, running, cycling or simply having a nice outing with your family.

Don’t give up until you have tried everything! We treat many lower back pain and sciatica patients successfully with our advanced spinal decompression technology and NUCCA Spinal Care dual approach. If you need sciatica treatment in San Diego, schedule an appointment

Want help with your sciatica symptoms? Call our office at (619) 756-7510 or request an appointment here.

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For 19 years I have had sciatica nerve like symptoms and never thought it would go away. A friend at my work told about his chiropractor and nucca. After my first adjustment I did not feel the sciatic problems at all. Also, I could see and breath better as well as run longer without any problems. I feel like a new person and I love not feeling constant pain anymore.