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What is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body, extending from the lower back down through the legs and feet. When this nerve becomes irritated, inflamed, or injured, you may experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms such as pain, numbness, weakness, tingling, and/or a burning sensation that radiates from the lower back and can affect the hip, buttock, leg, and/or foot. The greatest risk factors for developing sciatica include age, excess weight, and lifestyle considerations, such as jobs that require heavy lifting, or alternately, extended periods of sitting. Sciatica can be temporary, or it may develop into a chronic condition without treatment.


How can Veeva help?

Your Veeva chiropractic team will get you in for a consultation to assess your concerns and discuss your risk factors. We’ll talk about your medical history, screen your posture, and potentially take x-rays to ensure we’ve covered all the bases. Once we’ve established the severity of your condition, we’ll work together to create a treatment plan to get you back to your daily routine without living in pain.


Common Treatments

There are a variety of treatment options to explore when it comes to alleviating the pain associated with sciatica. This includes:
Spinal Adjustments: This technique aims to correct misalignments, reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve, and improve overall spinal function.
Stretching and Exercise: Specific stretching and strengthening exercises can alleviate sciatica symptoms. These exercises can help improve flexibility, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. They might also suggest incorporating low-impact aerobic exercises into your routine to improve blood flow and enhance the healing process.
Heat and Cold Therapy: Applying heat or cold to the affected area can provide pain relief and reduce inflammation. The use of hot packs, cold packs, or alternate between the two to help soothe your sciatic nerve and relax surrounding muscles is common.
Electrical Stimulation: Also known as electrotherapy, targets the affected area, applying low-level electrical currents to the muscles surrounding the sciatic nerve. It can help reduce pain, promote circulation, and encourage tissue healing.
Ultrasound Therapy: High-frequency sound waves produce gentle heat deep within your tissues. This technique can increase blood flow, relax muscles, and alleviate pain associated with sciatica.


Where Are We Located?

You can book an appointment at one of our many Veeva clinics across
Oregon and Southern Washington


11900 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
Beaverton, OR 97005

9995 SE 82nd Ave
Happy Valley, OR 97086

558 SE 10th Ave
Hillsboro, OR

19125 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97233

1497 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97301​

1585 N Pacific Hwy
Woodburn, OR 97071​

5201 E Fourth Plain Blvd.
Suite 103Vancouver, WA 98661

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