Sciatica Specialist

Health Atlast -  - Integrative Medicine Practice

Health Atlast

Integrative Medicine Practice & Internists located in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA & Sherman Oaks, CA

If sciatica pain hinders your quality of life and makes simple day-to-day tasks unbearable, the team of holistic medical providers at Health Atlast in West Los Angeles can help. The medical staff offers a variety of noninvasive natural treatments for sciatica with no surgery and no medication required. Call today to learn more or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool.

Sciatica Q & A

What is sciatica?

Sciatica happens when your sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back down each leg, becomes compressed, irritated, and painful. Sciatica can lead to:

  • Back, buttock, or leg pain
  • Aches
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Numbness in the back, buttocks, or legs
  • Weakness

 

Sciatica symptoms range from mild to severe, and untreated sciatica can lead to permanent nerve damage.

 

What causes sciatica?

A variety of factors can lead to sciatica and pain associated with it, including:

  • Normal wear-and-tear associated with aging
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal diseases
  • Lower back strains
  • Pelvic stress or strains
  • Bending, twisting, or lifting heavy things
  • Being overweight
  • Standing or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Pregnancy
  • Sleeping on an unsupportive mattress

 

Avoid motions that cause sciatica pain as a first step in recovering from this often unpleasant condition.

 

How is sciatica treated?

The holistic medical team at Health Atlast treat sciatica using a variety of natural approaches without expensive, invasive surgeries or medications. Examples include:

Functional rehab and exercises

A provider at Health Atlast creates a customized functional exercise rehabilitation program that alleviates pressure against your sciatic nerve to relieve pain. The patient-specific program strengthens tissue surrounding your nerves, increases range of motion, and improves posture to alleviate irritation near painful nerves.

Chiropractic adjustments

A licensed chiropractor at Health Atlast uses chiropractic adjustments to relieve pressure near your lower back and sciatic nerve. They may combine instruction with physical therapy techniques to help improve posture, strengthen your core, and increase range of motion.

Decompression

Your provider uses decompression techniques to relieve sciatica pain by creating more space for compressed nerves. They stretch the vertebrae, allowing more space for the discs in your spine. This alleviates pressure on nerves and allows injured spinal discs to heal.

Massage

A licensed massage therapist at Health Atlast uses deep tissue massage for conservative pain management of sciatica without expensive surgery or medication. They use massage techniques to pull tissue away from irritated nerves and relieve pain.

 

How can I prevent sciatica?

Whether you’ve had sciatica in the past or simply want to avoid it, there are several steps you can take, including:

  • See your provider at the first sign of low-back, buttock, or leg pain
  • Practice good posture
  • Take breaks from prolonged standing or sitting
  • Practice good lifting techniques
  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Get regular exercise to keep your back and core strong

 

At the first sign of sciatica, make an appointment with a Health Atlast provider to prevent further damage and relieve pain naturally.