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Sciatica in Marietta

person with lower back pain

Sciatica refers to pain that starts in the low back & extends down one/both legs. It usually gets worse with periods of sitting or standing. Sciatica often affects pregnant women, those with diabetes, & people who are obese.

Typical Symptoms

Those with sciatica usually experience the following:

  • Hip pain
  • A tingling or burning feeling down the leg
  • Weakness, numbness, or a difficult time moving the leg or foot
  • Continual pain that affects one side of the buttocks
  • A shooting pain that makes it uncomfortable to stand up

How Upper Cervical Adjustments Help

Many patients find it strange that an upper cervical adjustment can improve sciatica so quickly. When the head and neck move off center, the entire body compensates with one hip high and the other low when standing. One leg will appear long and the other short while laying. This imbalance in the weight distribution often leads to low back problems and sciatica.

While lower adjustments can sometimes temporarily ease the symptoms, getting to the root cause is key. An upper cervical adjustment often restores the balance to the legs and hips, taking the pressure off the sciatic nerve. We find that most patients notice immediate relief or at least within 24 hours.

What One Patient Had to Say

Dr. Berner took the time to explain why my sciatic pain could actually be coming from my neck. My previous doctors only focused on my lower spine and I’d get temporary relief but no lasting results. Seeing the detailed X-rays allowed me to see why my low back and sciatic issues were just a symptom of a larger issue. After my first upper cervical adjustment I felt some immediate improvement and things have continued to get better since.”

Book an Appointment

If you’ve been suffering with sciatica, we want to help you get relief so you can return to what you love in life. Contact Berner Upper Cervical Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment.


Sciatica in Marietta GA | (770) 726-9968