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Sciatica is a symptom, not a condition all by itself. This burning leg pain happens when your sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated. When this happens, pain can shoot from the lower back, down one leg, and all the way to your foot. Sciatica can have a few different underlying causes, which makes getting a proper diagnosis essential to lasting injury or pain relief treatment. Irvine chiropractor Dr. John Lee can diagnose the root cause of and provide lasting, natural sciatica leg pain treatment.
Most cases of sciatica affect the lower back and one buttock, leg and/or foot. Our chiropractor will thoroughly examine you and listen to your symptoms to determine whether one of these potential underlying conditions are causing your leg pain:
Depending on your individual diagnosis, chiropractor Dr. Lee can help you recover from your sciatica by providing multifaceted treatment for the root condition causing the sciatic nerve irritation. Chiropractic care is a particularly effective treatment for most of these conditions because it optimizes spinal alignment to remove pressure from the sciatic nerve, thus providing pain relief.
In addition to chiropractic care, Dr. Lee may suggest massage therapy to provide relief from muscle spasms and to reduce inflammation. Therapeutic exercises can also help, particularly as you strengthen your core muscles to better support spinal alignment that can prevent future sciatica attacks, and their root causes.
Don’t let sciatica stop your lifestyle! Schedule an appointment with Irvine chiropractor Dr. Lee, either online or by calling 949-552-2100.