Beaverton Sciatica Pain Relief • Quick, Effective Pain Relief - D'Vida Injury Clinic & Wellness Center

Sciatica nerve pain affecting your life? Get fast relief from treatment without the use of prescription drugs or surgery! At D’Vida Injury Clinic and Wellness Center, we offer chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage treatments that work specifically well.

How We Can Help

Our clinic located in Beaverton, Oregon has treated this condition without surgery or drugs successfully time and time again. We use a combination of chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy and acupuncture to treat the condition. Our treatments are based on your conditions and needs. Sciatica can be a very painful condition, and we work to help you find relief as soon as possible through addressing the source of the problem. When you experiencing sciatica symptoms, it is ultimately always best to visit with a medical professional to treat your condition. This is a condition you want resolved as soon as possible.

What is Sciatica Nerve Pain?

Sciatica nerve pain is not a condition you should ignore and doing your research online is a good start to finding answers. Sciatica is also known as sciatic neuritis, sciatic neuralgia and lumbar radiculopathy.

Sciatica is used as a relatively vague term to describe tingling, numbness and/or discomfort down the back of the leg often accompanied by low back pain. The actual cause of pain in the leg will most likely need to be determined by a medical professional. It’s similar to saying you have a “tooth ache,” but the actual cause of the tooth ache is not exactly known until your dentist can perform an exam.

Moreover, the sciatic nerve is a very large nerve that travels down the back of your leg. It splits into smaller nerves at several sites down the leg and eventually braches off into smaller nerves into your toes. The nerve allows you to move your muscles and feel different sensations.

If the nerve continues to be compressed it can permanently loose its function. Signs that your are losing function (and should immediately see your doctor) of the nerve include; the inability to feel light touch, loss of bowel and bladder control, your muscles are weak and you stumble going up and down stairs and loss of muscle mass (atrophy). More often than not, the condition can be resolved quite easily.

What Causes Sciatica Pain?

Many patients come to our clinic stating they have sciatica when in fact it is not. That is why it is important to see a doctor who understands the spine thoroughly. Hamstring injuries, muscle trigger points and referred pain can resemble sciatica. However, true sciatica can be caused by disc herniations, “slipped discs,” disc bulges, disc tears, spinal arthritis, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), piriformis syndrome (muscle spasm in buttock), pregnancy, auto injuries to low back and more. In certain instances xrays and MRIs are required to determine the cause. After years of treating this condition we have discovered that most people do not need these extra tests. More often than not a very detailed history and physical examination reveals the culprit.

What Are My Treatment Options?

Many of our patients walk into the clinic after trying home stretches and home remedies they found on the internet or suggested by a friend. If this sounds like you and the pain is not improving its time to call your doctor. However, most cases of sciatica do resolve spontaneously. During the first one to two months you should stay with conservative treatment. Our clinic offers the following treatments that provide significant pain relief and can resolve the pain (you can use one or combination of all):

1. Chiropractic adjustments– Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) assesses the spine and uses specific body movements to take pressure off the sciatic nerve.(Click here for more information regarding chiropractic care).

2. Massage therapy– Licensed massage therapist (LMT) performs medical massage to muscles, ligaments and tendons to release areas of tension around the sciatic nerve. Often chiropractic in conjunction with massage therapy are effective enough to resolve sciatica.(Click here for more information regarding massage therapy).

3. Acupuncture– Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) treatments identify imbalances in the body. The most common imbalance in acute sciatica is qi and blood stagnation in the back channels. Acupuncture can help reprogram the muscles to remain relaxed. (Click here for more information regarding acupuncture).

I have found that the combination of the above therapies follow with specific stretches and exercises can resolve most cases of sciatica. If xrays or MRIs are indicated they will typically be performed prior to any treatments.

Other treatment options include physical therapy, medication and surgery. Our office utilizes many techniques employed by physical therapist. If it is found that you would benefit more from physical therapy we are happy to refer you. Medication can help, however, in my opinion pain medication is often masking the symptoms and not attempting to correct the actual cause. Yet, the pain can be so severe that you may need mediation. In most cases, surgery she be an absolute last resort after you have exhausted all options.

Final thoughts on sciatica. Scatica nerve pain is often not what you many think it is. Many times it will resolve on own, if not, use conservative treatments first!