Sciatica Pain Relief Solutions in West Chester, PA
Our team has over 2 decades of experience in helping people just like you, people who have low back pain or toothache like pain in the butt or down the leg (sciatica). We know what it is like to be so distracted by this type of pain or discomfort. We see it every day. We know the problem well and how to fix it.
By helping thousands of people just like you over the years we have developed a specific and focused analysis to uncover what is the root cause as to why you feel the way you do. Once we have identified this root cause, we can formulate a specific and unique treatment protocol to neutralize your specific problem – getting you out of pain and feeling comfortable, better or even great again!
Low Back Pain and Sciatica related problems have become one of our top-most specialties. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an adult or child, an athlete, an executive, a mom, a weekend warrior or a couch potato…. We have the experience with your issues and know how to treat them. Our exceptional results come from our multifaceted approach of coming at the problem from different angles with different therapies and protocols.
This has earned us the reputation for fast relief and long term resolutions towards the health and vitality that allows you to get back to doing the things you love to do with those who matter most to you.
Is low back pain and sciatica stopping you from doing the things you love? You don’t have to live with lower back pain, butt cheek pain or sciatica.
Is sciatica pain, low back pain, or irritating pain down your leg stopping you from doing the things you love? You don’t have to live with this debilitating pain. Call today.
There are many causes for low back pain and sciatica pain.
Below are the Top 4 causes of low back pain and sciatica discomfort
- Forward Head Translation and loss of the natural curve on your neck and low back can create increased pressure and degeneration of the joints in the low back and pelvis. This can result in pain and increased pressure on the nerves in the low back, glute and legs. Over time this can even produce numbness and tingling (sometimes called sciatica). This can be made worse by sitting at work or in the bucket seats of your car for long periods, just to name a few of the every day actions that cause this problem.
- Pelvic Rotation can cause low back and sciatica by creating rotation of the lumbar vertebrae above the pelvis. This creates intense pressure on the nerves in that area that over time result in pain and discomfort.
- Past Physical Traumas like car accidents, sports and weekend warrior injuries create vertebral misalignments called subluxations. The body knows how dangerous these misalignments can be and will try to protect the body by contracting the muscles in that area and locking them down. In many cases these traumas accumulate over time and can slowly, over time, without your awareness, create enough stress and damage where all of the sudden, out of the blue, low back pain and sciatica makes itself known.
- Poor posture and other Structural Issues due to everyday bad habits and inadequate ergonomics.
– Lifting improperly
– Standing in simple everyday conversations with imbalanced posture
– Sitting at the computer, in your car, watching TV or gaming with poor posture
These are just a few of the unknowing poor posture habits repeated over time that can create degeneration of the joints in the low back causing acute or chronic pain, discomfort and even sciatica.
Top 5 WORST Things People Typically Do To Their Low Backs When trying To Avoid Pain
1. Take Drugs Or Analgesics
Taking drugs and analgesics only mask the symptoms and don’t address the actual cause of the problem allowing it to progressively degenerate and grow into a bigger problem.
2. Pop/Crack Their Own Backs
Manipulating your own low back or pelvis is like cracking your knuckles. It may feel good for the moment but because you don’t know which joints are the real culprits or even what direction the joint or joints are misaligned, you are much more likely to create more trauma and future degeneration of those joints, cartilage, ligaments and adjacent nerves.
3. Get Cortisone Shots
Did you know that a cortisone shot is just a high powered anti-inflammatory? If its job is to reduce or get rid of inflammation, then the real question should be…”what is causing the inflammation?” Secondarily, a recent study in The Lancet reported that “Although cortisone injections provide short term pain relief in a high percentage of cases, their use produces worse long-term results than other treatments- or no treatment at all.”
4. Use Heat On Their Low Back
For a lot of people, heat is a “go to” when a body part doesn’t feel quite right. But it’s important to understand that the low back is a series of intricate joints surrounded by ligaments and muscles to aid in stabilization and motion. When the low back is injured or irritated the body will respond by sending swelling to those effected joints to protect them as aid in the healing. Depending on the injury, the swelling can become extreme, setting off pain receptors in the connective tissue. So, at this point, people may go to heat because that is what they heard or have been told to do. Although heat may soothe in the moment, heat draws fluid to that area. This actually will increase the swelling and prolong the problem, and in some cases even make it worse. Ice is the more high percentage action. Ice reduces the swelling with no adverse side effects. Ice will also break the pain cycle in many cases.
5. Doing The “Jane Fonda” Neck Roll
Remember in the 70’s when Jane Fonda led us through a home workout. Remember how she would start every routine by tucking her chin to her chest and then rolling her head to the left and right and then all the way back. Makes me cringe just thinking about it. These, so called, neck rolls actually grind the joints and increase trauma, long-term degeneration and pain. Don’t do it. There are specific therapeutic stretches for the neck that actually decrease pain and increase the health of the neck joints. (see more on this in our “best things for neck pain”)
Our Approach / What To Expect
We believe that your time in our office is valuable.
Therefore, we strive to make every one of your moments count.
We will invest our time together discovering the causes of your pain or health conditions, and work towards your healing instead of filling out paperwork.
When You First Call To Schedule
1 When you first call to schedule your initial appointment you will be greeted by our warm and friendly New Patient Advocate. She will listen to your needs and get you scheduled at a convenient time for you as soon as possible. She will walk you through an extremely simple way to get your new patient paperwork done in the convenience of your home so that you can fill it out calmly and completely, saving you precious time on your first visit in our office.
2 From the moment you walk into Chamberlain Chiropractic and Wellness, you’ll know that we’re different than any office you’ve visited before. The energy isn’t like anything you have felt before. It’s a positive place for our community to gather. You’ll feel comfortable and relaxed and have a moment to look around before seeing the doctor. We’ll get started with your consultation by answering any questions you may have and gaining an understanding of what has brought you in.
3 The doctor will then do the comprehensive orthopedic, neurologic exams necessary as well as other related tests needed to accurately determine the CAUSE of your Low back and /or sciatica pain. Through this detailed, fact finding mission, we seek to determine, with certainty, why it is that you feel the way you do. Once we zero in on this CAUSE we can now develop a specific and effective plan to help you do more than ….just get out of pain. We strive to help you get back to doing the things you love.
4 Your first visit is now complete. That night, Dr. Chamberlain will sit down and analyze all the details of your case and create a personalize plan to help you with your unique situation and needs. The next day you and Dr. Chamberlain will sit together and spend the better part of an hour going through this information in a very simple and easy to understand way. We will educate you so you fully understand your healing process and the specific plan for your neck pain relief.
Dr. Jeff Chamberlain
I had no idea what chiropractic was until my mother insisted that I get checked by a chiropractor. Ever since then my life has transformed into something I could never have imagined. Every day I hear story after story from patients and parents explaining how chiropractic wellness care has changed their life, and the immeasurable impact it has had on their entire family.
After decades of treating our community, still every day the results we get with Chiropractic and our advanced therapies amaze even me. I make it my mission to show up every day dedicated to working my tail off so as many families as possible get that same opportunity to live life and have the freedom to do what they love to do!
My passion is to experience simplicity in healing patients that leads them to experience freedom in their Life.
This is why… Our Passion is YOUR Freedom!