Back to Health Chiropractic
Chiropractors located in Santa Clarita, CA & Valencia, CA
Sciatica is a painful condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or irritated. Dr. Carolyn Griffin and Dr. Roger De Sesa of Back to Health Chiropractic offer accurate diagnosis and effective treatment to patients with the symptoms of sciatica. This service is available to patients throughout Santa Clarita and Valencia, California.
Sciatica Treatment Q & A
What is sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is a nerve in the back that connects the lumbar region to each of the legs. When this nerve becomes compressed or irritated, the patient develops sciatica.
What are the symptoms of sciatica?
Some of the most common symptoms of sciatica include pain that shoots down the leg, tingling in the leg, and numbness. Most patients experience the symptoms of sciatica in only 1 leg at a time. Sciatica may come and go, and the symptoms may also alternate from 1 side to the other. Symptoms of this condition may vary in severity.
What causes sciatica?
Sciatica occurs any time the sciatic nerve is irritated or subjected to pressure. In many patients with sciatica, a herniated disc in the lower back is responsible for the pain. In other cases, sciatica occurs because of nerve damage or a bone spur. Sciatica is common among pregnant women, as well as people with degenerative disc disease.
How does Back to Health Chiropractic diagnose sciatica?
In most cases, the doctors at Back to Health Chiropractic diagnose sciatica based solely on a description of the patient’s symptoms and the results of a physical exam. However, the doctor may also order imaging tests to determine the cause of the sciatica. In rare cases, the cause of sciatica may warrant more intensive treatment not available at Back to Health Chiropractic. However, most patients with this condition respond well to chiropractic care.
How does Back to Health Chiropractic treat sciatica?
Back to Health Chiropractic treats sciatica using a variety of different therapies. The goal of treatment is to relieve the pressure of the nerve and improve the stability of the back so that future episodes of sciatica are less likely to occur.
Some of the therapies Back to Health Chiropractic may recommend for patients with sciatica include corrective exercises, traction, spinal manipulation, massage therapy, soft tissue manipulation, and hot or cold therapy. Each of these treatments serves a different purpose. In most cases, the doctors at Back to Health Chiropractic recommend a comprehensive treatment plan that includes multiple therapies.
We are in network with most major insurance companies and participate in most discount plans. We will work with you to ensure you receive your maximum insurance benefits to make any remaining balance affordable. Feel free to contact Dr. Griffin at (661) 250-1517 or Dr. De Sesa at (661)-294-0429 for any questions regarding our insurance plans.
Words from our patients
"With neck and shoulder pain, I came to this office over a year ago. With a complete consult and plan in place, I am now pain free! I highly recommend Back to Health!"
"When I walked in the door I knew I was going to be in good hands... My body has been changed, I feel so much better and it's been only one month."
"This place saved my life! I couldn't even walk before going to see Dr. Griffin, she got me to walk again."
"I've been going to Back to Health for many years now and I rely on them to keep my body feeling good. They have great staff and have me in and out quickly."
"Absolutely the BEST Chiropractor! Dr. Griffin is so caring and patient with everyone that walks in the door."
"I have been coming to Dr. Griffin for 6 months and in that time I have improved my balance and no longer have neck and back pain. Love her and her staff."
"I see a huge difference in my posture and I haven't had a headache or neck pain since starting my 3 month plan."
"The team and location are fantastic, and it is led by a chiropractor who cares and knows what she is doing."
"I have been going here for about 6 months and it has changed my life. Staff is amazing and always make you feel welcomed."
"Dr. Griffin is so incredibly passionate about each and every patient that she encounters."
"Dr. De Sesa is a wonderful professional and a wellness chiropractic who walks his talk of eating well, moving well, and thinking well. I would highly recommend him."
"I have been seeing Dr. De Sesa for about a month now. I am back at the gym and living pain free without any medications. He is a miracle worker."
"He's very knowledgeable and you will definitely have a good time small chat while he puts you back together."
"He's an amazing individual and chiropractor! Enjoy your sessions and I promise you'll learn a lot about your own health and body!"
"He has helped me lose weight, gain flexibility, and he has cured my migraines! I am grateful for his devoted care."