Sciatica Chiropractor in Wheat Ridge CO


Sciatica is not a condition, it is actually a symptom of a pinched nerve. It is a burning leg pain that occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated. Sciatica commonly causes shooting pain from the lower back down one leg all the way to your foot. The cause of sciatica can vary which makes an accurate diagnosis vital to treatment and long-lasting pain relief. Wheat Ridge chiropractor Dr. Al Simeone can diagnose the cause of your sciatica and provide long-lasting, natural sciatic leg pain treatment.

What Causes Sciatica Leg Pain?

The majority of sciatica cases affect the low back, one buttock, leg and/or foot. Dr. Al Simeone, our Wheat Ridge chiropractor will perform a thorough exam and detailed health history, listening to you to help determine whether one of the following underlying conditions is causing your sciatic leg pain:

Bulging disc or herniated disc

compression injury or pressure caused by habitual poor posture can result in bulged or herniated intervertebral discs. The discs in the lower back can bulge or herniation, causing the gel-like nucleus to push out from the inner membrane, pinching the sciatic nerve resulting in sciatic leg pain.


If vertebrae in the lower back (lumbar spine) are misaligned, they can also pinch the sciatic nerve


Misalignments on the spine can cause tiny fractures in the lower back, especially for small children. This results in a condition called a spondylolisthesis where the spine is less stable and can result in sciatica as a child or an adult.

Spinal stenosis

Degeneration that is age-related or caused by another medical condition can cause narrowing of the channel that the spinal cord travels through, resulting in compression of the sciatic nerve and other nerves.

Piriformis syndrome

A small muscle that lies beneath the glute muscles can spasm and pinch the sciatica nerve when it is irritated.

Chiropractic Care is Effective Treatment for Sciatica

Wheat Ridge chiropractor, Dr. Al Simeone can help diagnose the cause of your sciatic nerve pain and provide multifaceted care to correct the cause of your sciatic nerve pain, weakness, numbness or tingling. Chiropractic care is an especially effective treatment for most conditions that result in sciatic pain because it corrects spinal alignment, relieving pressure placed on the sciatic nerve.

Dr. Al Simeone may also recommend soft tissue therapy to provide additional relief from muscle spasms and to reduce swelling and inflammation. If our chiropractor identifies a weakness in your core muscles he will recommend therapeutic exercises to build your core strength so your body can support a proper spinal alignment, preventing you from experiencing sciatic nerve pain in the future.

Spinal Decompression Therapy for Sciatica in Wheat Ridge, CO

Our Wheat Ridge Chiropractic office offers spinal decompression therapy to help relieve your sciatic nerve pain. By relieving herniated and degenerated discs, our Triton DTS Spinal Decompression table offers multifaceted care to correct the cause of your sciatic nerve pain, weakness, numbness or tingling. Spinal decompression is an effective treatment for most conditions that result in sciatic pain because it corrects spinal disc injuries like bulging & herniated discs, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis to relieve pressure placed on the sciatic nerve.

Frequently Asked Questions : FAQ

What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a commonly used term to describe pain that travels down the leg. This pain is caused by the sciatic nerve being compressed. The Sciatic nerve travels from the lower back through the glute and down bow legs. Sciatic pain typically shows up on only one side of the body.
What causes sciatica?
Sciatica is caused by the bones in the spine being misaligned (subluxated) and compressing the sciatic nerve. When the sciatic nerve is compressed it can cause pain, numbness, tingling and muscle weakness.
What are the symptoms of sciatica?
Symptoms caused by sciatica can vary. You can experience leg numbness, tingling, burning, pain or weakness. Sciatica can make day to day tasks like sitting, standing and walking more challenging.
How can chiropractic care help with sciatica pain?
Chiropractic adjustments realign the vertebrae back to a normal position, relieving the compression on the sciatic nerve. Soft tissue therapy and therapeutic exercises can be performed to relieve muscle spasms and strengthen the core muscles to stabilize the spine and prevent sciatic pain.
Should I see a chiropractor near me for sciatica pain?
Yes, chiropractic care can relieve sciatic pain by correcting the structural alignment of the spine and relieving the pressure placed on the sciatic nerve. When the pressure is relieved from the sciatic nerve your sciatic pain will be alleviated.

Visit Your Wheat Ridge Chiropractor for Sciatica Relief

Don’t let sciatica stop you from living your best life! Schedule an appointment with Wheat Ridge chiropractor, Dr. Simeone, by calling 720-573-4910.