Finding sciatica relief is on the minds of most people that feel a radiating pain in the right or left leg. While severe leg pain may be the initial purpose for a chiropractic visit, pain often originates from somewhere else. Common lower back issues, such as a lumbar herniated disc or spinal stenosis, can trigger the sciatic nerve to become irritated because it is being compressed. Since the sciatic nerve is the biggest single nerve in the body, it can cause the pain to travel to your thighs, calves, and feet, as well as the lower back.

For many that suffer from sciatica, surgery is the option they want to try. Many people may also be deterred from taking heavy medication that may only cover up the pain rather than correcting it, and they want to find a different option. Chiropractic care is a natural approach that works on overall wellness by strengthening your body and uses realignment techniques and spinal treatments to improve sciatica symptoms.

Sciatica Indicators

If you have been pushing through leg pain, a few indicators that you have sciatica is that your lower back pain is not as predominate as your leg pain, and your pain reaches the foot. In the same distribution, you get a tingling and numbness almost like being on pins and needles. Another symptom is if the pain feels worsens when sitting rather than standing. While these are the most common symptoms, each person is unique in how they feel based on the underlying cause. A chiropractor can perform a thorough exam to get to the cause so that the most effective treatment techniques are applied.

Chiropractic Treatments for Sciatica

Treatments will vary based on the severity and underlying causes of sciatica as well as the physical exam, but roughly 2 visits per week is shown to get the best results.

If you think you have been suffering from sciatica, please call Augustine Chiropractic Wesley Chapel at 813-994-6008.


Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!