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Chiropractors in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, and Port St. Lucie Discuss Sciatic Pain

Are you experiencing a sharp pain that starts in your buttock and shoots down one leg? You might have sciatic pain. The pain from the sciatic nerve can be severe enough to wake you up at night, and debilitating enough to prevent you from going to work or engaging in your favorite activities. Fortunately, our chiropractors in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens and Port St. Lucie can provide safe, effective, drug-free treatment for sciatic pain.

Man with hamstring pain, with sciatica.

About Sciatic Pain

Sciatic pain usually shoots from your buttocks down one leg. Sciatic pain may also involve tingling, numbness, or weakness in that area.

The pain is caused by the sciatic nerve. This nerve splits off from your spinal cord in your lower back and runs down the back of each leg to your feet.

Nerves transmit messages between the brain and the rest of the body. The sciatic nerve transmits messages between your brain and your legs and feet. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body, so the nerve is capable of sending a strong message of pain to your brain.

Sciatic pain is not a condition. Rather, it is a symptom of an underlying condition that affects the bones of the spine, known as vertebrae, or the rubbery discs between each vertebra that prevent the bones of the spine from grinding against one another as you move.

A number of lower back conditions can potentially cause sciatic pain. These lower back problems include:

  • Lumbar herniated disc – when a tear in a disc allows its gooey contents to ooze out and press against the sciatic nerve
  • Degenerative disc disease – when the discs deteriorate over time
  • Spondylolisthesis – which occurs when one vertebra slides forward over the bone below it
  • Spinal stenosis – when the spinal column narrows to pinch the sciatic nerve
  • Piriformis syndrome – when chronically tight piriformis muscle presses against the sciatic nerve

Treatment for Sciatic Pain from Our Family Chiropractors

Treatment depends largely on the underlying cause of sciatic nerve pain. Chiropractic adjustments realign your spine and reduce pressure associated with misaligned vertebrae or spondylolisthesis. Spinal decompression alleviates pressure on the discs to bring pain relief from sciatic pain caused by lumbar herniated discs or degenerative disc disease. Massage therapy can melt tight piriformis muscles. Corrective exercises can help alleviate and prevent symptoms of sciatic pain from coming back.

Papa Chiropractic & Physical Therapy is your chiropractor in Florida. Our chiropractors, Dr. Michael Papa and Dr. Colon, have served patients in Port St Lucie for more than 25 years. Every member of our family chiropractic clinic focuses on providing exceptional care for our patients by staying current on the latest chiropractic techniques and tools available. We serve patients living in or near Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, and Port St. Lucie. Make your appointment to see our chiropractor in Jupiter FL, Palm Beach Gardens FL, or Port St. Lucie FL by calling 561-744-7373.

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Jupiter: 561-744-7373

Monday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

2:00 pm 7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am 12:00 pm

Friday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Palm Beach Gardens: 561-630-9598

Monday:

8:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm -7:00pm

Tuesday:

2:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am-12:00am 2:00pm-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00am-12:00pm

Friday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Port St. Lucie: 772-337-1300

Monday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00om

Tuesday:

2:00pm

7:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday:

8:00am

12:00pm

Friday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday:

closed

closed

Sunday:

closed

closed

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "My son was referred for PT due to a sports injury. The Physician and Physical Therapist therapist did an amazing job and after 3 sessions he was completely back to normal with full range of motion and no pain. Thank you guys for doing a great job!"
    Mark Shim, 2022
  • "This is the one and only chiropractor I've ever been to. I've been here 2 times and Papa is amazing. He spotted exactly where my pain was fixed me right up. Great staff and awesome service!"
    Adonis Carrasquillo, 2022
  • "I have been a physical therapy patient since 2012. I first used the office for knee rehabilitation. I have had several knee surgeries since. The latest was a broken hip and collar bone. I commend the staff here as they are friendly and professional!"
    Richard Howard, 2022
  • "All of the staff is professional and friendly. Scott and the rest of the Physical therapists do a fabulous job. They are knowledgeable & optimistic on how they can help you. With their support I’m back to full range of motion which I didn’t think was possible. Great team to work with to get back to living!"
    V. Patterson, 2021
  • "I highly recommend coming here or if you have any adjustments that you need or if you’re in any type of pain he definitely takes his time to evaluate you and your situation the staff is very accommodating and friendly. Highly recommend!"
    Jodie Alvarez, 2021
  • "I’m status post hip replacement sept 10th. The staff is terrific. Scott really knows his business . At this point in time, no pain, positive range of motion and strength to that extremity all because of the team work that exists at Papa’s"
    Maureen Simone, 2021
  • "Have been taking treatment from the facility in Jupiter since December 2019 after reinjuring a compromised knee. The staff are all very knowledgeable and proficient, and the people including fellow patients are sociable and friendly, adding extra value and fun to the experience. I have made outstanding progress in a speedy recovery, thanks to everyone helping me and personal attention from Dr. Papa and his associates, Dr. West and Physical Therapists Scott, Krystal, and Paige. Highly recommend this Practice. Wish that they were an option when I injured my knee in high school and later at basic boot camp decades ago. Looking forward to surfing, mountain climbing, skydiving, and bungee jumping again. (LoL!)"
    Richard Kluesek, 2021