Can a Chiropractor Help with Sciatica Pain?

Many people suffer from lower back pain caused by compression and irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs from the spinal cord down to the legs. Sciatica pain makes it impossible for sufferers to sleep, work, play, or manage basic tasks. If allowed to linger, sciatica pain can interfere with the sufferer’s means of livelihood and relationships.

Sciatica pain is typically characterized by mild or sharp pain in the hip and lower back region. Sometimes, this pain is accompanied by a burning sensation in one or both legs. Other common symptoms of sciatica pain include: 

  • A sharp pain whenever you try to stand up
  • Pain, numbness or tingling in your lower back.
  • Difficulty in moving your leg.
  • Pain in your hip region
  • A piercing pain down your leg, etc

 If you’ve been experiencing one or more of the aforementioned symptoms, there is a high probability that the pains are coming from the sciatic nerve. Before you jump to conclusions, see an upper cervical chiropractor. They have the right diagnostic tools for upper cervical care.


What Causes Sciatica Pain?

Sciatica pain can be caused by various problems Often, sufferers have a history of nerve damage from having been involved in a (road, sea or air) accident or sporting accident. The sciatica nerve damage might be as a result of the natural process of aging.

However, sciatica pain is caused by:

  • Any upper cervical injury or neck trauma that squeezes or compresses the sciatica nerve. 
  • The deterioration or degeneration of the sciatica nerve and/or an intervertebral disc. This may be as a result of a disease or old age.
  • Disc problems
  • Spinal arthritis


How Upper Cervical Chiropractors Provide Long-lasting Relief For Sciatica Pain

Specific chiropractic care has proven to be very effective in relieving sciatica pain, especially sciatica pain that originates from the neck. A neck injury or trauma can lead to a misalignment of the C1 and C2 bones in the neck region. The skull often sits in an awkward position so as to cope with the unevenly distributed weight. But that’s not all. Even the rest of the spine twists and bends as well. This puts undue pressure on the sciatica nerves below the lumbar spine.

In order to address this problem, a trained upper cervical chiropractor will conduct diagnostic tests using nerve testing devices and digital x-ray devices. If a musculoskeletal problem is detected, the upper cervical chiropractor will deliver specific adjustments and other kinds of chiropractic care. This will help to:

  • Correct misalignments in the upper cervical area so as to reduce pressure on the sciatica nerves.
  • Restore nervous system function 
  • Promote spinal decompression.
  • Curbs and prevents irritation of the sciatic nerves thereby bringing relief to the sufferer. 

So if you have been experiencing mild or debilitating back pain, simply give us a ring. We might be able to help. Many people report feeling relief from lower back pain after the first couple of sessions of chiropractic care.


For the past six years, Dr. Addison Bulosan has provided excellent chiropractic care for sufferers of chronic migraines and other kinds of upper cervical pain. For more information contact Dr. Addison Bulosan at 2959 Umi Street Suite 202 Lihue HI 96766 808-369-9733. Please forward all email inquiries to To schedule a free 15-minute consultation, visit www.