In the past, treatment has involved pain medications, muscle relaxers, physical therapy and even surgery. The chiropractic approach is to use carefully directed and controlled pressure to remove the interference from spinal structures.
These chiropractic adjustments can be quite effective in reducing nerve irritation and its associated pain.
Sciatica, like other health problems than can be traced to the spine, often respond dramatically to the restoration of normal spinal function through conservative chiropractic care.
Research shows that when treated with chiropractic adjustments, sciatica has an 8-9% greater rate of recovery than if patients were to use therapy or standard medical care.