Back Pain vs. Sciatica

Back pain can be caused by a number of other injuries or conditions, but sciatica is generally easy for your doctor to diagnose since it has specific symptoms, which include pain that travels from the back down into a leg or foot.

Sciatica is the result of a bulging disc or herniated disc that applies pressure to the nerve roots along the sciatic nerve, which results in irritation to the nerves and is registered in the brain as intense pain, numbness, and tingling. Depending on the way that your sciatic nerve is responding to the pressure, you could feel pain every time a muscle in your lower body contracts.

Treatment Options

There are a number of different treatment options that your doctor can discuss with you. At Wellspring Health, your chiropractor will first assess the underlying cause of your back pain or sciatica so that they can recommend the best treatment option for your situation. Their goal is to address the cause of the pain, not the symptoms.

Additional treatment options could include massage therapy, medication, and hot and cold compresses. Massage therapy helps the affected muscles begin to relax, which will help future chiropractic adjustments to be more effective. Depending on the severity of your pain, the medication could either be over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription strength.

Contact Wellspring Health to schedule an appointment at one of our two locations in Daytona or Orange City and get back on the road to living life on your terms.


Most insurance plans are accepted at our office

We accept most major medical insurance as well as auto insurance and workers’ compensation.

Since there are so many plans and coverage can vary, please call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Our staff will verify and explain your benefits before treatment.