3961 Ridge Pike  Collegeville, PA 19426 • 610-489-3600 • Mon, Wed & Fri 7:00-12:00pm & 2:00-7:00pm  Sat 7:30-11:00am

Sciatica

Chiropractic Treatment

Doctors of Chiropractic medicine regularly treat sciatica. Sciatica is characterized by pain that originates in the low back or buttock that travels into one or both legs. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity and frequency; minimal, moderate, severe and occasional, intermittent, frequent or constant.

Proper Diagnosis 
Since there are many disorders that cause sciatica, the chiropractor’s first step is to determine what is causing the patient’s sciatica. Forming a diagnosis involves a thoughtful review the patient’s medical history, and a physical and neurological examination. Diagnostic testing includes an x-ray, MRI, CT scan and/or electrodiagnostic tests (nerve conduction velocity, electromyography). These examinations and tests help to detect possible contraindications to spinal adjustments and other chiropractic therapies.

Treatment Approach 
The purpose of chiropractic treatment is to help the body’s potential to heal itself. It is based on the scientific principle that restricted spinal movement leads to pain and reduced function and performance. Chiropractic care is non-invasive (non-surgical) and drug-free. The type of chiropractic therapy provided depends on the cause of the patient’s sciatica. A sciatica treatment plan may include several different treatments such as ice/cold therapies, ultrasound, TENS, and spinal adjustments – sometimes called manipulation.




Can Chiropractors Bridge The Gap Between Mechanistic and Vitialistic Healing?

I have spent my entire career in the healing arts. First, armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, I spent several years working in various positions in a locked, acute emergency care, psychiatric facility. After becoming disillusioned by the society’s ability to come to grips with mental illness and the reliance on pharmacology […]

Read More
View the Blog »

Just Because It’s Winter Doesn’t Mean You Have To Be SAD

The holidays have passed and all the hoopla and running around is past. Its cold and the days are short. ...

Tips For Holiday Shopping

Treat Holiday Shopping as an Athletic Event • Stay hydrated! Drink eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of water a day. (Coffee, tea, ...