What Can Be Done for Sciatic Pain? – Upper Cervical Care Los Angeles

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Sciatic pain is not easy to deal with. Most people that are suffering from it have something pressing on the sciatic nerve that runs from the lower back and buttocks down the leg. Generally, only one leg is affected because there are two separate nerves, one for each leg. What are some symptoms that indicate sciatica?

  • Weakness in the affected leg, along with numbness and difficulty with movement that may even affect the foot
  • Pain in the buttocks or leg that worsens when standing, sitting, or squatting
  • A pins and needles type feeling (burning or tingling) in the leg

A person may wonder what leads to the pain. Here are a few things that may cause sciatic pain:

  • Problems with the discs located in the back
  • Extra weight due to pregnancy or being obese
  • Spinal issues such as swelling, cancer, or arthritis
  • Improper posture
  • Injury to the muscles

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What Can Be Done for Sciatic Pain?

Most medical doctors will recommend taking such things as NSAID’s, muscle relaxers, and epidural steroids. These may give temporary relief. However, they all come with undesirable side effects. None of them address the underlying cause of the problem, so it will probably return. In many cases, sciatica is due to improper spinal alignment that leads to disc problems or problems with posture. Keeping the spine healthy is a key to finding relief.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

Surprisingly, lower back pain of this sort can be due to a problem in the upper neck area that is affecting the entire spinal column. A misalignment of only ¼ of a millimeter in the upper two vertebrae of the neck can be the reason for sciatica. When the body compensates for this misalignment, all kinds of problems can ensue. We have been specifically trained to examine the upper neck, using the latest techniques, to find the misalignment. Once this is corrected through a gentle procedure, our patients report a decrease in sciatic pain. In some cases, it is totally eliminated after only a few visits.

If you have sciatic and live in Los Angeles schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Hall and  call 310-324-6172 for our Carson or call 213-399-7772 for our Los Angeles office. You can also click the button below.

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Dr. Drew Hall is a Los Angeles and Carson Chiropractor who serves patients from Long Beach, Torrance, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Westwood, Pasadena, Culver City, Hollywood and Orange County.


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    Dr. Drew Hall and Upper Cervical Chiropractic Health Care welcomes you to our website. We have two offices in the Los Angeles area. Specialty Doctors in both Los Angeles - and Carson work with you to improve specific problem areas, nerve functions, and overall health. The Blair technique, a specialty within Upper Cervical Chiropractic, is what we practice. This technique removes impediments to normal neurological function by correcting spinal misalignments at the cranio-cervical junction (CCJ- head- skull). A specific and non-invasive correction, done after x-rays and a series of tests, precisely corrects misalignments of the neck and upper spine. Muscle strain, neck pain, migraine headaches, sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, Ménière's disease, insomnia, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and chronic back pain are among the ailments that can be improved or eliminated through this type of care.