Dr. Belinda Eddy and Dr. Ewen Macaulay DC

Sciatica specialist

Generically speaking, sciatica is pain that originates in the lower back and radiates down either or both legs.  The pain can sometimes travel down the back, front or outside of the leg.

Sciatica is a condition that can become progressively worse if not treated since it is associated with the nerve pain

It can be easily treated if patient seeks chiropractic care at early stages when the pain is still minor and not very severe. If the pain the severe, it may take longer to treat it but it is better to seek treatment and avoid permanent damage.

we will talk about symptoms, causes and treatment, frequently asked questions about Sciatica treatment and instructions to book an appointment.

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Symptoms of sciatica

Symptoms of sciatica range from pain radiating into the lower extremity to numbness and weakness in the affected areas and nerve path.

Long term problems due to ignoring sciatica

The risks associated with long term sciatica is damage to the nerve that is being irritated.  This can result in permanent pain, weakness and numbing in the affected nerve path.

Causes of sciatica

Sciatica can be caused by a disc lesion, (herniation or bulging), but can also be caused by bone spurs that are the result of dysfunction and subsequent degeneration in the vertebral bones.

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Sciatica Treatment In Lynnwood

Chiropractic treatment helps the body heal itself, without the use of drugs or surgical (invasive) methods. Depending on the type of sciatic pain and the patient’s medical history, a chiropractor can use various treatments. Some of these include:

  • Spinal manipulations/adjustments
  • Ultrasound
  • Cold therapy

Spinal manipulations are at the core of this type of treatment. With gentle pressure and little force, a chiropractor will realign the spine. The ultrasound relies on sound waves to boost blood circulation and reduce pain, inflammation, spasms, and cramping. While cold therapy is specifically tailored towards managing the pain and reducing the inflammation.

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Two types of nerve disturbances

  • Compressed lesion – A compressed lesion is the term for a typically thought of “pinched nerve”.  This is quite rare in reality.  
  • Facilitative lesion – A facilitative lesion refers to a nerve that is stretched, twisted or rubbed by another structure.

Awards & recognitions

Ratemds award for chiropractor in Lynnwood
Ratemds award for female chiropractor in Lynnwood
America's Best Chiropractor 2020 award
America's Best Chiropractor 2020 award

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