Sciatica Treatment

If you’re experiencing sharp pains that shoot from your buttocks all the way down the back of your leg, you probably suffer from sciatica. Dr. Alan J. Helvig is trained in diagnosing and treating sciatica, using non-invasive, self-healing treatment methods. His practice, Helvig Health Chiropractic in Sun City, Arizona near Peoria, El Mirage, and Surprise, Arizona, is accepting new patients who are living with sciatica pain.

Sciatica Treatment Q & A

Is sciatica preventable?

Possibly, or at least pain can be reduced. Sciatic pain occurs when there is pressure on your sciatic nerve — one of the biggest nerves in your body. Staying in the same position for a long time, like sitting or standing, can increase pressure on your sciatic nerve. Sometimes quick movements, including sneezing, coughing, or lifting, can also be problematic. Dr. Helvig gathers information from you to determine what sets off your sciatic pain. From there, he can teach you how to manage it, and possibly prevent it.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Sciatic pain is a very distinct feeling that often strikes out of nowhere, making it very difficult for you to do your everyday tasks — including walking. If you have sciatica, you’ll probably experience these symptoms down your buttock and thigh:

  • Pain that shoots downwards
  • Mild to severe aches
  • Burning or tingling
  • Numbness or weakness


Will I need chiropractic adjustments?

Men and women who suffer from sciatica often improve by getting regular chiropractic adjustments. During a session, Dr. Helvig places your body into specific positions and delivers a quick force. This realigns any vertebrae, joints, and sockets that may be out of place and putting pressure on your sciatic nerve. He’ll likely have to repeat this process several times on various areas of your body. Often times, patients report pain relief shortly after their chiropractic adjustment.


Does rest help heal or improve sciatica issues?

Probably not. While sciatica is certainly uncomfortable, you need to keep moving, even if you’re just walking around at the office for a few minutes. The more pressure you put on the nerve through sitting or lying down, the worse it can get. Dr. Helvig can teach you exercises that stretch and strengthen your back, hip, and leg muscles, so you’re less likely to have sciatica pain in the future. It’s important to learn to do these types of exercises from a medical professional, since improper technique or using too much weight, can actually worsen your condition in the long run.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "He is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and kind. The office team is also very friendly and caring. Highly recommend."

    Joan V.
  • Yelp

    "I would recommend this place if you need a good adjustment. He is amazing, and he has the best customer service."

    Lisa L.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Helvig is the best. He is honest and very caring and personable. His staff is awesome. I will never go anywhere else."

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "After my first visit I knew this would be my new chiropractor. Dr. Helvig's entire staff is excellent and very efficient as they all work together as a team."

    Charise A.
  • Google+

    "I went to Dr. Helvig a day after I had my car wreck on March 23, 2013. He has been the reason I have gotten back to work so quickly."

    Zack B.
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    "I was seen on an emergency basis and found Dr. Helvig absolutely awesome. He is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and kind. Highly recommend."

    Joan V.
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    "Dr. Helvig gave me immediate relief and practical suggestions for caring for my neck. After a short period of time I was completely healed."

    Debbie S.
  • Google+

    "I highly recommend Dr. Helvig to anyone in the area. The visits were positive experiences and the staff was very informative."

    Melita D.
  • Google+

    "I have gone to many chiropractors before and none of them give you a treatment like Dr. Helvig and his team. He and his staff are very knowledgeable."

    Dawn K.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Helvig is the best, he is honest and very caring and personable. His staff is awesome. The place is clean and makes you feel comfortable."

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "After my first visit I knew this would be my new chiropractor. Dr. Helvig's entire staff is excellent and very efficient as they all work together as a team."

    Charise A.
Location
Helvig Health Chiropractic
10323 West Coggins Drive , Suite C
Sun City, AZ 85351
Phone: 623-201-8795
Fax: (623) 933-9359
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