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Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica Pain Treatment

Sciatica, also known as lumbar radiculopathy, is the pain associated with the sciatic nerve. As it is the largest nerve in your body, it goes down your back, behind your thigh, and finally runs in your legs as the main nerve.  Millions of people suffer from sciatica every year; however, routine medication only includes oral NSAIDs and over-the-counter pain relievers. While these offer immediate yet temporary pain relief, they come with adverse side effects when taken for long. Surgery has been found effective but only for five years and the success rate of invasive solutions is frighteningly low. When 5 to 10% of patients with lower back pain have sciatica, finding drug-free alternative treatments becomes a worldwide need. 

Want to Go Drug-Free? Get Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica Pain at Aloha Sports Chiropractic at Santa Cruz!

Sciatica pain is no small nuisance and it affects every one in three people starting at the age of 30. While the pain you experience and the severity of your sciatica pain depends entirely on your condition, ignoring it can have a debilitating effect on your life.  Difficulty sleeping or maintaining a posture, unable to work for long, and walking like usual are the most common complaints from our chiropractic patients having sciatica.  However, chiropractic care has been found effective as it aims at dealing with the root cause of sciatica pain: herniated discs or misaligned spinal cord. Aloha Sports Chiropractic at Santa Cruz sees hundreds of patients, including those suffering from sciatica pain like you. If you are serious about resolving your sciatica problems, then don’t hesitate to contact our santa cruz chiropractors. Zero in on the root cause and manage sciatica without surgery or medication

Causes of Sciatica Pain

    • Slipped or Herniated Disc
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Piriformis Syndrome
    • Pelvic Injury or Hip Fracture
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Tumors

What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?

Not every other body pain you have can be sciatica, so don’t ruin your peace of mind thinking over it. However, there are a few tell-tale signs that may hint at sciatica.
      • Chronic back pain that radiates from your lower back and runs down your buttock and either of the thighs.
      • Pain that starts from your buttock and down to your foot. 
      • Extreme numbness (in severe cases)
      • Extreme weakness (in severe cases)

Can a Santa Cruz Chiropractor Fix Sciatica Nerve Pain?

While you might not be aware, chiropractic techniques do provide an instant drug-free solution to sciatica. It sees outcomes that are comparable to recommended treatments for chronic back pains. Aloha Sports Chiropractic has a holistic chiropractic care plan that won’t just look at the sciatica pain you are experiencing but also at improving your daily performance as a whole. Along with prescribing targeted exercises, stretches, and ice or cold therapy, we offer natural yet effective treatments to manage sciatica.

Spinal Adjustment and Manipulation

Our chiropractic adjustment involves slight spinal manipulation to push the herniated disc back into its original position. This relieves the pressure from the pinched nerve, ensuring signal flow, mobility, and pain relief. 

Spinal Decompression

A gentle spinal compression relieves pressure on pinched nerves, including ways to enhance the space between your spine. 

Myofascial Release

A hands-on soft-tissue technique that works by applying sustained pressure into the tissue barrier for a few minutes. This is followed by a stretch into the restricted areas, relieving pain and tension.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

An FDA-approved technique to direct localized and target electrical muscle stimulation at the pain sites and trigger points. This helps to improve blood flow, relieving tension and muscle spasms that you experience during a sciatica pain attack.

Looking for the Best Sciatica Pain Treatment?  We Have It!

Aloha Sports Chiropractic deals with patients like you day in and day out. Our chiropractors aim to improve your spinal function and restore the natural structural stability you were born with.  If you are suffering from sciatica nerve pain, what you need is a treatment plan that not only aims at relieving the associated pain but also frees you from needing over-the-counter painkillers now and then.

Dr. Craig Eymann


Meet Dr. Craig Eymann, a seasoned chiropractor with a passion for holistic healing. With a journey rooted in yoga since the age of 17, Dr. Eymann embarked on his healing career in 1978, specializing in Structural Integration Therapy. Over the years, his expertise expanded to address a myriad of sports injuries. Today, Dr. Eymann’s focus lies in providing unparalleled relief for Sciatica Pain through his specialized treatments. Dr. Eymann’s approach aligns structure for optimal function, offering spinal adjustments, decompression, myofascial release, and electrical muscle stimulation, bringing swift resolution to discomfort and helping individuals reclaim their lives.

Patient Testimonial

Hope R.

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Dr. Eymann is a phenomenal chiropractor that I cannot recommend highly enough. I am a retired ex-pat living primarily in Central America and have been suffering from sciatic pain for over 8 months. I hadn’t been able to walk more than a few steps at a time, hadn’t slept through the night, and hadn’t been able to find relief through any means of massage therapy or chemistry.
After just one visit to Dr. Eymann I was not only able to stroll the Pacific Garden Mall, but I slept through the night for the first time in ages! With extensive treatment during my 2 week stay in Santa Cruz I can honestly say my problems are repaired.
Dr. Eymann took the time to listen to me and knew just what to do. I’ve always been a little wary of chiropractors. After all, it’s your back we’re talking about. But Dr. Eymann instills confidence and has a master level of competence and knowledge. I am grateful to him and the whole Aloha team for taking me on as a client and putting this humpty-dumpty back together again.


  • What Triggers Sciatica Flare-up?

    The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc or an overgrowth of a bone that puts pressure on the whole or part of a nerve. This may cause inflammation, pain, and numbness in the affected parts, most commonly in the legs.

  • Who Can Treat Sciatica Nerve Pain?

    While a neurologist can help treat sciatica pain, chiropractic care is helping patients get a permanent, non-invasive solution. This is because chiropractic aims at spinal misalignment, which is most often the cause of sciatica pain.

  • What is the Success Rate of Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica?

    One clinical trial has shown a staggering 72% success rate of chiropractic treatment for sciatica. There are many other clinical trials as well showing the positive effect of chiropractic treatment for sciatica.

  • How Often Should I Go to a Chiropractor for Sciatica Nerve Pain?

    There is no magic number of chiropractic visits for sciatica pain. The frequency of your visits entirely depends on the severity of your condition and your customized chiropractic care plan. However, most of our patients require 2-3 visits per week, and we reduce this number as symptoms start to improve.

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Dealing with episodes of recurrent pain and numbness in your leg or hip? Sciatica nerve conditions may be to blame. Get a Hassle-Free Early Diagnosis and Non-invasive Sciatica Pain Treatment Today

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