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Treating Sciatica Pain in Meridian Idaho

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Sciatica, or lower back pain, can be disruptive, but when you add sciatica pain and a job that requires you to be on your feet all day, it can be a recipe for misery. Consider the example of Steve, a professional server, who regularly has to be on his feet for 8 or more hours per day. Steve came in with tension in his lower back that felt like a fist pinching down on his lower right back area. He was also experiencing sciatica pain that radiated down his leg.

The chiropractor created a treatment plan for Steve that combines manual adjustments, SRT, and exercises. Additionally, Steve learned how to sleep that kept the pressure off his sciatic nerve to relieve the burning pain he was experiencing. With this treatment plan, Steve went from dealing witj pain all day long to being able to work a full shift on his feet comfortably without any pain.


Sciatica is what we call the pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body. There are plenty of ways for it to become irritated. Tight muscles, mis aligned bones, swollen joints are just a few of the potential causes of sciatic nerve irritation leading to pain.

Sciatica pain is generally caused by a compressed nerve in the lower spine or buttock. The pain can range from rather mild to very severe. Often described as sharp, shooting pain that burns down the leg. Over time the pain increases and extends down the leg. Sciatica pain is often accompanied by lower back pain that persists throughout the day. It’s estimated that over 40% of people will experience sciatica in their life.

Sciatica varies dramatically from person to person so we take a very personalized approach to treating it. Many of our patients that come to us with sciatica pain are able to find instant relief with SRT. We often prescribe a lower back brace to release the tension and reduce the pain.

While the name may sound complicated or painful, SRT causes minimal discomfort if any and works wonderfully to treat sciatica pain. Our patients compare SRT's effectiveness to that of pressure point injections, but in a fraction of the time and cost. Steve’s pain has improved dramatically as a result of SRT and manual adjustment treatments.

Steve’s back pain, was treated with SRT, manual adjustments and exercises that he can do at home to relieve pain and strengthen the muscles around his lower spine. He just able to do his job comfortably staying on his feet for a full shift without sciatica pain.

If you have lower back pain or sciatica pain, we will help you get relief. We provide a gentle and non-invasive alternative to medications and surgeries that provide fast and effective life changing results. Click here or call 208 510 9890 to schedule your consultation at our Boise office.

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