We have been providing natural treatment for low back pain and sciatica in the San Francisco Financial District for over 22 years now.
A common cause of low back pain and sciatica is a herniated or bulging lumbar disc. This condition is often referred to as a “Pinched Nerve” because the herniated or bulging disc traps the nerve as it exits the spine. Nerves are very sensitive to any kind of pressure. Even the weight of a pencil erasure on the sciatic nerve can alter the nerve signal by 60% and cause severe pain.
When a patient presents to a chiropractor with low back pain or sciatica we will check for a pinched nerve. If it is determined you have a pinched nerve from a herniated disc we will prescribe a course of treatment that may include chiropractic adjustments, exercises, massage or nonsurgical spinal decompression.
This combination of treatment is highly effective when it comes to reducing the symptoms associated with herniated or bulging discs and can often times help prevent back surgery.
If you feel you may have a herniated herniated disc in your low back it is probably a good idea to visit a chiropractor first. They may want to take x-rays or send you for an MRI in order to quantify the problem. Sometimes we need to do this first and sometimes we don’t.
To find out if you are a candidate for herniated disc treatment in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225. Mention this blog post for a complimentary consultation.