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What Is Sciatica and How Does It Start?

If you're grappling with sciatica, you're not alone. Sciatica typically arises due to the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which extends from the lower back through the hips and down each leg. It's often characterized by sharp, shooting pain that radiates along the path of the nerve, which can be accompanied by numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness.

The leading cause of sciatica is often a herniated or bulging disc in the spine, exerting pressure on the nerve. However, it can also be triggered by spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, or, though less frequently, by factors like tumors, infection, muscle imbalances, or excessive lower back stress. Identifying the root cause of sciatica is essential to finding effective treatment options and achieving lasting relief.

Disc Bulges and Herniation

When a disc in the spine herniates or bulges, it can exert pressure on the nearby sciatic nerve, leading to sciatica. The disc acts as a cushion between the vertebrae, and when it becomes displaced, the gel-like substance inside can press against the nerve, causing pain, numbness, and tingling sensations. This compression can also result in inflammation and irritation of the nerve, further exacerbating the discomfort. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, it's possible you might have a disc bulge or herniation:

Sharp pain
Muscle weakness
Tingling sensations in your limbs
Pain that extends to your legs
Discomfort that intensifies when standing or sitting for long periods.

At Intero, we specialize in diagnosing these conditions accurately and offer effective treatments to help heal the damaged discs and relieve the painful symptoms. Throughout the treatment process, we prioritize patient comfort and safety, ensuring that each step is tailored to the individual's needs. Our goal is to not only relieve pain but to restore function and prevent future disc-related issues.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis, occurs when the spinal canal narrow. This can contribute to the onset of sciatica. The narrowing of the spinal canal places increased pressure on the sciatic nerve as it passes through. The compression of the nerve due to spinal stenosis can lead to the classic symptoms of sciatica, such as radiating pain, numbness, and tingling sensations along the nerve's path.

If you are experiencing spinal stenosis, you might be familiar with discomfort and limited mobility, especially when walking or standing for extended periods. At Intero Chiropractic, our specialized spinal adjustments are tailored to offer relief by realigning the vertebrae and reducing pressure on the spinal canal. By doing so, we aim to alleviate compression on the sciatic nerve, enhance spinal mobility, and provide a non-invasive solution to reduce pain and improve overall function.

How To Find Lasting Relief

At Intero, our approach to treating sciatica starts with a comprehensive diagnostic assessment during the initial appointment. We recognize that every individual is unique. Two people might have the same root cause but different symptoms, or they might display similar symptoms stemming from different causes. This understanding drives us to take a holistic look at each patient's case. 

While we excel at alleviating immediate discomfort, our primary focus is on identifying and addressing the root cause of the pain. Using advanced diagnostic tools, we pinpoint the exact location and nature of the root cause. From this detailed analysis, we craft a treatment plan tailored specifically for that individual. This personalized approach allows us to provide care that truly meets each patient's unique needs.

Our goal is not just to alleviate symptoms but to address and heal the underlying cause, ensuring long-term health.


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Behind the Scenes: Treating Sciatica at Intero

Lovette Recovered From Debilitating Sciatica

For years, Flo endured a debilitating pain that even hindered her from carrying her toddler. A hidden compression fracture, worsening over a decade, was just the tip of the iceberg. Dive into this patient's journey as we uncover a series of interconnected health issues, from an underactive thyroid to sleep disturbances

Through a meticulous examination and the insights drawn from her X-rays, we pinpointed not only the physical ailments but also their potential systemic causes. Witness her transformation as she stands taller, both literally and figuratively, after receiving targeted chiropractic care at our clinic.

Abdullah Struggled with Sciatica for Years. Not Anymore

Abdullah has made a huge transformation. Truck driving had taken a toll on his lower back, resulting in herniated discs and sciatica running down his leg, debilitating his health and leaving him reliant on his daughter for assistance.

After months of Gonstead chiropractic care, he was able to free himself from the walker, taking back his life and regaining his independence. The full spine x-rays are proof of how Gonstead chiropractic adjustments can have the power to change the structure of the spine and improve quality of life.

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Hear Our Patients Stories

"Here is a perspective from someone who was not a believer at all in Chiropractic care. I stumbled upon this clinic at a local city fair we were having and I had been struggling with severe sciatica for over 2 years. 

Dr. Zak was so thorough in his approach and explaining to me where we would be correcting based off of x rays. The x Ray was very comforting knowing they were using data to address what was wrong and causing the pain.

The best part after about 3 months I have no more pain. It's gone. I know there is still work to be done to completely fix these lower back issues but having the relief after 2 years is something you can't put a price tag on.

I'd highly recommend coming here and taking a dive of faith if you were skeptic like I was. My experience here has been nothing short of amazing." ~ Jeffrey B.

"I have been suffering from Lvl 9-10 sciatic nerve pain caused by irregularities and my car accident and Intero provided the best care I could've ever asked for.

I have way too many issues to list regarding my spine but Ryan (Case Manager) was very helpful in breaking down the gist of it all. Dr. Zach was the first one to perform my first adjustment and has made instant results, I haven't experienced sciatica since then. Dr. Fiona is taking care of me moving forward and has been providing amazing results fixing only two heavy areas at a time to ensure the quality of the procedure works long-term.

I can't thank them enough for their help! My life, career, and relationships have heavily improved!" ~ Brandon S.

"I've developed different kinds of pain through the years and never really had the solution for it until I found Intero Chiropractic. 

It's very different from the first chiro experience that I've had in the past with a different clinic, which also dealt with the sciatic lower back pain that I've been suffering from for the past 5 years but never really eliminated.  The main goal was to eliminate first the lower back pain (sciatic nerve).  I'm currently at my 12 weeks of treatment and halfway through and I can't wait for my next appointments because I feel better and better every time.  I know it sounds over-exaggerating but it's true, I have no more sciatic lower back pain since my first visit and it never came back. I have better posture, I sleep better now and faster too and my body seems to function more efficiently and I get to do my everyday errands or work without feeling any pain all over my body anymore. And with all that physical pain disappearing, it has also created a ripple effect to my mental state; I'm definitely more relaxed and calm now, I'm a lot happier and I'm not as irritable according to my fiancée.  I would say that this is definitely one of the best investments that I've ever done in my life.

I highly-recommend them, they are definitely your best choice for a Chiropractor. They're professional people and very knowledgeable in their field that gives world-class and safe service that achieve long-lasting results! Totally life-changing." ~ Michael L.


How long will to take to correct sciatica?

The length of treatment required to correct sciatica can vary significantly from one individual to another. Several factors influence this, including the age, the severity of symptoms, the consistency in maintaining treatment routines, and other underlying health conditions. While some patients might experience rapid relief within a few sessions, others may require a more extended approach to fully address the root cause and achieve lasting relief. Each person's healing journey is unique. However, no matter how long it takes, we are committed to being  there to support you every step of the way.

How long will it take to see improvements?

The timeline for noticing improvements in sciatica varies for each individual. Factors such as the nature and severity of the condition, the patient's overall health, and adherence to recommended treatments play a significant role. Some patients might feel a difference after just one or two sessions, while others may need a bit more time before discernible changes occur. It's important to remember that healing is a process, and while immediate relief is possible, lasting recovery often requires consistent care and patience. After examining your initial diagnostics, your doctor should be able to provide you with a more specific timeline for your treatment.

How do you diagnose the cause of sciatica?

At Intero, our diagnostic approach to sciatica is both comprehensive and interconnected. It all starts with a detailed patient history, capturing the onset, nature, and progression of your pain. This foundational understanding is enriched by a thorough physical examination, assessing everything from posture and spinal alignment to range of motion and specific areas of discomfort. To delve deeper into the root causes, we utilize a thermal nerve scan. This advanced technique identifies areas within the spine under pressure, often signaling potential subluxations. Complementing this, our full spine digital x-rays provide a clear picture of the spine's structure, guiding us to the precise locations and nature of any issues. Each of these steps collectively paints a holistic picture of your spinal health, ensuring our treatment plan is as precise and effective as possible.

Will I need to have X-rays?

Yes, X-rays are a crucial part of our diagnostic process at Intero. They provide invaluable insights into the structure of your spine, allowing us to tailor our care with precision. Every patient is required to have X-rays to ensure we can offer the best care possible. However, if you already have a recent set of X-rays, especially those showing the full spine, you're welcome to bring them in. We're more than happy to use those if they show all neccessary areas.

Can I continue my regular activities while undergoing treatment?

Absolutely. At Intero, our primary goal is to support and enhance your life. We understand the importance of maintaining your regular activities and routines. While undergoing treatment, we recommend discussing any specific activities with your doctor to ensure they align with your recovery process. If there are activities that might negatively impact your treatment or long-term spinal health, we'll provide guidance to see if we can accomodate them with your treatment. Your health is our top priority, and while we strive to accommodate your lifestyle, we'll always prioritize recommendations that ensure your lasting well-being.

Will I need ongoing treatments indefinitely?

Our primary goal at Intero is to promote long-term health for our patients. If patients are consistent with their treatments and heed their doctor's recommendations, they typically don't need to see us frequently. However, many of our patients choose to continue visits even after their pain has been alleviated, as a proactive measure to maintain their long-term health and well-being. While our aim is to equip you with the tools and knowledge to maintain optimal health independently, know that we're always here to support and assist you on your health journey, whenever you choose to visit.

Where To Find Us

Intero Chiropractic Pleasanton

Intero Chiropractic Concord

Intero Chiropractic San Jose


Pleasanton: 6620 Owens Drive, Pleasanton CA 94588

Concord: 1390 Willow Pass Road, Suite 190, Concord, CA 94520

San Jose: 5150 Graves Ave, Suite 12C, San Jose, CA 95129

Call Us:
Pleasanton - (925) 255 5808

Concord - (925) 448-9418

San Jose - (408) 677-2433