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Lower Back Pain and Sciatica Care at Diamond State Chiropractic

At Diamond State Chiropractic, our team provides comprehensive support for most types of pain. Some of the most common forms we see today are related to back pain. Lower back pain and sciatica are two conditions that can make it near impossible to get through activities during the day. You may not be comfortable laying on your back for long, either. If you suffer from chronic or acute pain in this area, come in to see our team for a consultation and treatment plan.


What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is the most common cause of low back pain that radiates down into the hips and legs. It occurs as a result of inflammation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve is the largest single nerve in your body. It is made up of numerous smaller nerve roots that have the goal of communicating messages from and to the brain with the legs. When this nerve becomes irritated or compressed in any area, it creates shooting, debilitating pain. This isn't uncommon.

What Are the Symptoms of Sciatica?

Sciatica is a type of nerve pain with very distinguishing symptoms. Those include:

  • A constant pain located in just one hip or leg (it is less common for it to occur in both legs at the same time)
  • Pain that gets worse the longer you remain seated
  • Burning, tingling, or searing pain in the upper or lower leg
  • A sudden, sharp, shooting pain located in the lower back, hip, or leg when standing up
  • Pain that can reach as low as the foot and toes in some situations
  • Pain or discomfort that leads to weakness, numbness, or trouble moving the impacted area

What Causes Sciatica and Lower Back Pain?

As noted, the most common cause of sciatica is damage, inflammation, or compression of the sciatic nerve. This can occur after a fall, after a car accident, or just from wear and tear over time.

How Your Chiropractor Can Treat and Management Sciatica

The goal of chiropractic care for sciatic nerve pain is to reduce the inflammation in that nerve. The pain is a signal to your brain that something is wrong. Your chiropractor will work with you to understand the pain and use diagnostic tools such as x-rays to pinpoint the area of concern. From there, we can then apply the proper treatment to resolve the underlying pain.

This may include spinal manipulation. With the use of gentle force, we can properly align the spinal column, taking the pressure off of that nerve. This treats the underlying problem.

In addition to this, our team will create a customized treatment plan for you. It may include massage therapy to reduce pain, physical therapy to improve your ability to walk properly, and posture screenings. All of this can reduce the risk of sciatica recurring.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Chiropractor in Newark, DE Today

When you come in to see Dr. Kristina Hollstein and Dr. Gregory Serge at Diamond State Chiropractic, we'll provide you with a customized treatment plan. Schedule an appoint with your chiropractor at our offices in Newark, DE by calling us at (302) 892-9355.

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Kris and all the staff are just phenomenal. I have been relieved of pain that I had suffered with for over 15 years! They are always flexible in working with my schedule. They are a warm and friendly group, and skilled and knowledgeable about every service, therapy and aids that they provide."
    Donna E.
  • "Dr Kris Hollstein is an amazing Chiropractor! My entire family sees her! She takes her time with all her patients! She’s involved in the Medical Community and helps promote the practice of Chiropratic care to make her patients live better! I would highly recommend Dr Kris!"
    Barbara Grabher
  • "I have been in chronic pain for at least 10 years. Grateful to have found Dr. Kris she is kind, compassionate and a wealth of information. I am so appreciative for the care provided at Diamond State for the first time I no longer think about my neck or shoulders. Very professional and kind office all the way from front to back!!! I am in the medical field and chiropractic care is definitely under utilized in medicine. My healthcare provider does include chiropractor care so I have won all the way around. I feel fabulous."
    Katherine Esdale
  • "I have been to many chiropractors in my life. Dr Greg is one of the best. I always feel so much better and looser after my visit. The rest of the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoy their positive energy. I wish I'd have come here sooner."
  • "Thanks to Dr G Serge I have found significant relief in back. I did not expect such quick improvement in pain. I know it will take a while but I I am confident of improved function"
    Anna R., Newark, DE
  • "Came here as a recommendation from my specialist. Had been dealing with a mystery back pain for over a year at this point. This place has given me some much needed pain relief. I am so grateful for what they've done!!"
    Lisa L.
  • "First class practice, kind, professional and prompt service, they have the whole package! Dr. Greg Serge has been an amazing caregiver, he listens and customizes each treatment based on my feedback. The professional staff at this center is
    unmatched in ANY office I have ever visited. The young professional staff are friendly, personable and AMAZING, they treat me like a family member and they know my name!! How fantastic. So happy my friend recommended this chiropractic group. I highly recommend Dr. Greg Serge to all of my friends and family."
    Christie B.
  • "Incredible practice, kind, professional and prompt service, they have the whole package! The young professional staff are friendly, personable and AMAZING, they treat me like a family member. My mom has been going to see Dr. Kris for as long as I can remember. I've been to both Dr. Hollstein (Dr.Kris) and Dr. Serge I highly recommend either of them!"
    Michele S.
  • "I have benefited tremendously from the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Hollstein."
    John D Newark, DE
  • "Doctors & Staff are great, very professional. I have benefited by coming here, Dr. Hollstein steered me away from surgery & that’s great! Thanks!"
    Paul P.

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