Symptoms of sciatica often include chronic pain in the lower back and/or buttocks. This pain can travel down through your legs. Relief from sciatic pain, is only a Yakima chiropractor search away. Symptoms may dissipate with time, only to reoccur weeks or months down the road. If left untreated, sciatica can worsen to the point where simple daily activities are difficult to perform. Please allow us to improve your knowledge of sciatica and show how chiropractic care at Acute Chiropractic can help you.


Sciatica, or sciatic neuralgia, is a condition which emits pain, beginning in the lower back and shooting down the back of the leg to the heel or foot. Sciatica can make standing or sitting for long periods unbearably painful. Other neurologic disturbances like weakness, tingling and numbness can appear throughout the leg and foot. Generally sciatica shows up periodically throughout a person’s life with varying levels of pain and discomfort. Sciatica puts your back at risk of permanent nerve damage. Because of this, it is extremely important to get treated professionally.

Pain travels down the legs and back, because your body’s longest nerve, the Sciatic nerve, is being compressed. The Sciatic nerve originates in the lumbar spine, extends down into the buttocks and down the leg into the foot. The Sciatic nerve has a broad range and supplies much of the lower body’s function. Compression of vertebrae can cause irritation and inflammation to the nerve roots of the sciatic nerve, causing pain.

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Numerous conditions can develop into sciatica. Disc injuries and bulged discs are among the most common. Injured discs can compress the nerve root. Disc injuries have many causes as well, including the result of chronic poor posture, repetitive bending over activities, injury or accidents. Pregnancy, trauma or poor posture can cause spinal misalignment, which in turn can cause sciatica. In most cases, sciatica is the result of dormant spine conditions, which had been progressing prior to symptoms showing up.


Sciatica can occur suddenly during an acute event (i.e. auto wreck, injured playing sports) that throws your spine out of proper alignment, especially if lumbar discs bulge or herniate into the sciatic nerve roots. Chronic spinal conditions can also bring it on. For example, old injuries such as a bulged discs or spondylolisthesis can compress sciatic nerve roots. Age-related conditions, like arthritis can often be a cause. Even chronic poor posture and chronic, untreated spinal misalignment can result in sciatica. Each of these cases are related to spinal structure and function — and your chiropractor at Acute Chiropractic specializes in treating these conditions without surgery or drugs. We may prescribe:

  • Chiropractic adjustments to realignment vertebral joints (and decompressing sciatic nerve tissue)
  • Mechanical traction to re-position herniated or bulging discs
  • Corrective therapeutic exercises to strengthen atrophied leg muscles and stabilize your posture


Your chiropractor in Yakima, Dr. Robert Grimmer, DC has been trained to precisely determine the source of sciatica pain and find the best options for treatment. With a thorough evaluation of the patient, Dr. Grimmer applies careful adjustments, aligning the spine and providing relief of sciatica pain.

Sciatic recovery time varies depending on the severity and the source or cause of the condition. The longer a patient has been suffering often corresponds to the length required to fix the problem. Looking on the bright side though, it usually requires less time to adjust and recover than it took for the condition to develop. Having healthy discs and a healthy spine promotes a healthy body. Call our team at Acute Chiropractic today if you are living with sciatica and its effects in Yakima.

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