Chiropractic care for Wellness

Struggling with Sciatica?

our chiropractic clinic helps sciatica pain

Emergency room doctors say that sciatica is one of the most common things they encounter each year. Millions of people in America will suffer with the pain of sciatica and many never achieve a long-term solution. Their problem continues to worsen because they have not received the correct treatment. This article from our Naperville chiropractic clinic will help you to understand the ins and outs of this condition, and what you can do to overcome it.

Many people wonder what sciatica feels like? Patients often describe the pain of sciatica as a slight discomfort to the most extreme unbearable pain. Sciatic pain can show up in different areas of the leg and foot, and many times the pain will come and go. Over years, people tend to go through periods of pain that typically intensify as the problem goes unchecked.


Sciatica in Naperville

The pelvic and lumbar spine are usually the areas that a sciatic issue will start from. This area of the spine is very complicated and it can be difficult to locate the problem. Our team will be able to work with you to zero in on the source. From there they will need to work with you to improve the position of the spine and discs.

Some patients say that all they did was bend over to pick up a piece of paper and they were hit with extreme pain. They don’t understand how an easy task caused them so much pain? The reality is that their condition was probably developing over years of time, that piece of paper just happened to be the last straw. Most spinal problems don’t happen overnight, they build up over years of time.


How Long Does it Take to Correct Sciatica?

Treatment length can vary significantly from patient to patient. Some people respond very quickly while others take more time to recover. It really depends on the condition of the disc or the joints that we have to correct. In most cases, the longer the issue persists, the longer it will take to achieve correction. The great news is that it typically takes less time to fix an issue like this than it took to create it.

In the US the amount of people that end up with back surgery is staggering, and the low success rate is disappointing. It’s estimated that back surgery is only about 15% effective within a five year period of time. That’s simply not good enough for you.

If you are serious about turning this problem around and avoiding surgery, call our team at Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Naperville today. We are here to answer any questions you have, and we look forward to meeting you soon.


What is Sciatica?

Many people are surprised to learn that sciatica isn't a specific condition, but a syndrome of symptoms occurring when your sciatic nerves become compressed and irritated. This can happen because of an injured muscle, a misaligned joint, a disc herniation or bulge, or any other condition which could cause narrowing of the space around the exit location of the sciatic nerve (e.g., spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, bony spur, bone tumor).

When a nerve is injured, symptoms can show up in the area of the body innervated by that nerve. With sciatica, this can lead to symptoms like leg numbness, weakness, and pain that is sharp, stabbing, radiating, or burning (especially in the buttocks and back of the leg). People who stand or sit a lot as well as people who smoke, are overweight, or have a physically demanding job may be more at risk.

How Our Naperville Chiropractor Treats & Manages Sciatica
Our Naperville chiropractor performs a thorough postural screen and examination and conducts a detailed patient interview to help get a grasp on what's causing your sciatica pain. He can then identify and address hidden factors (such as tight muscles or minor joint misalignments) as well as relieve symptoms, plus teach you ways to prevent your sciatic nerve pain from returning.

Our sciatica services include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments - With tools, tables, or simply his own hands, our doctor of chiropractic can relieve pressure on sciatic nerve roots and restore normal mobility and alignment of the entire spine
  • Acupuncture and Electroacupuncture - By stimulating specific trigger points or nerve fibers within your skin, our acupuncture and Electroacupuncture (TENS) services can trigger an increase in free-floating pain-relieving hormones and neurotransmitters, plus improve the flow of energy and circulation within your body
  • Lifestyle/nutritional counseling and corrective exercises - help you heal from inside out by supporting your spinal health with strong, flexible, and balanced muscles, clean and nutrient-dense food and supplements, and appropriate strategies for work, activity, stress relief, sleep, etc.

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Monday
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
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Friday
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Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture
24115 West 103rd Street Suite A
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 983-1805