Sciatica Treatment in Vancouver, WA

Sciatica is a painful condition that can interfere with your day-to-day life. At Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage, we are experts at sciatica relief via chiropractic care and specialized non-surgical lumbar decompression. At Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage, PLLC, in Vancouver, WA, we offer chiropractic treatment as well as spinal decompression services, to help you gain sciatica relief.


What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated. The nerve begins in the lower back, and travels down the buttocks into each leg. It's the longest nerve in the body, and one of the most important. 

Sciatica Symptoms 

Lower back pain is a common symptom of sciatica. You may also have pain in your hips and legs. Numbness or tingling can also happen in the affected area. You may also have a limited range of motion or trouble standing or walking. 

Causes of Sciatica 

There are a few common causes of sciatica.

Spinal misalignment occurs when the vertebrae in the spine aren't in proper alignment. These misalignments can put pressure on the sciatic nerve, potentially causing or contributing to sciatica. 

Bulging or herniated discs are another cause. You have a spinal disc between each set of vertebrae to provide cushioning. These vertebrae can bulge out when they are damaged, however, and press on the surrounding nerves, including sciatica. The outer coating around the disc can also crack, allowing the inner material to come out and do something similar. 

Chiropractic Treatments for Sciatica

Chiropractors can help treat sciatica by addressing the underlying problem, rather than simply managing symptoms. 

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments can help correct spinal misalignments and misalignments in other joints. A chiropractor on our team will use gentle thrusts and pressure to help realign your spine, potentially relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve. 

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression can treat bulging or herniated discs, both of which can cause sciatica. Spinal decompression therapy does this by creating negative pressure in the spine, potentially allowing the spinal discs to retract back into their proper position.

Massage Therapy 

Massage can help increase blood flow and decrease inflammation to help you get relief you’re your sciatica symptoms. Massage therapy can also help relax tight muscles, which can help reduces muscle pain.

Lifestyle and Nutrition Advice

Your chiropractor may recommend that you make changes to your diet or lifestyle. This might include dietary supplements or an exercise regimen. 

Get Chiropractic Care and Back Pain Treatment from a Chiropractor Near You

If you are experiencing back pain or sciatica in Vancouver, WA, contact us at Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage. As sciatica relief experts, we offer a variety of treatments, including chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, and massage therapy. Call us at (360) 823-2225 for chiropractic care and back pain treatment from a chiropractor near you.