Understanding Sciatica & How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Sciatica is a common condition that can cause significant pain and discomfort in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. It occurs when the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in the body, becomes compressed or irritated. While sciatica can be caused by a variety of factors, such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis, it can be debilitating and impact your quality of life. Fortunately, chiropractic care can be an effective treatment option for those suffering from sciatica.

At A Chiropractic Wellness Place, PC in Chelmsford, MA, Dr. Mark Chiungos specializes in providing non-invasive, drug-free treatments for sciatica pain. In this blog post, we will discuss the causes and symptoms of sciatica, how chiropractic care can help, and why you should consider scheduling an appointment with Dr. Chiungos for sciatica pain help in Chelmsford, MA.

Causes and Symptoms of Sciatica

The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back and extends down the back of each leg. When the nerve becomes compressed or irritated, it can cause a range of symptoms, including:

  • Sharp pain in the lower back, buttocks, and legs
  • Tingling or numbness in the legs or feet
  • Weakness in the legs or difficulty standing or walking
  • Shooting pain that worsens when standing or sitting for extended periods

The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc, which occurs when the soft, gel-like material inside a spinal disc leaks out and puts pressure on the sciatic nerve. Other potential causes of sciatica include spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal, and degenerative disc disease, which occurs when the spinal discs wear down over time.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Sciatica

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option that can help alleviate the symptoms of sciatica. During your initial consultation with Dr. Chiungos, he will perform a thorough examination to determine the cause of your sciatica and develop a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs.

One of the most common chiropractic treatments for sciatica is spinal manipulation, which involves the gentle realignment of the spinal vertebrae to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve. Dr. Chiungos may also recommend other chiropractic techniques, such as massage therapy or electrical stimulation, to help reduce inflammation and promote healing.

In addition to in-office treatments, Dr. Chiungos will likely recommend exercises and stretches that you can do at home to help improve your flexibility and reduce your risk of future sciatica flare-ups. These exercises may include simple stretches like hamstring stretches and knee-to-chest stretches, as well as more advanced exercises like the McKenzie extension exercise.

Why Choose Dr. Mark Chiungos for Sciatica Pain Help in Chelmsford, MA

Dr. Mark Chiungos has been providing chiropractic care to patients in Chelmsford, MA, and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. He is committed to providing non-invasive, drug-free treatments that address the root cause of your sciatica pain, rather than simply masking your symptoms with pain medication.

When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Chiungos for sciatica pain help in Chelmsford, MA, you can expect a thorough examination and a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. Dr. Chiungos takes the time to get to know each of his patients and works closely with them to help them achieve their health and wellness goals.

In addition to his expertise in chiropractic care, Dr. Chiungos is also passionate about educating his patients on the importance of good posture, proper ergonomics, and other lifestyle factors that can impact their overall health and wellbeing. He takes a holistic approach to healthcare and focuses on helping his patients achieve long-term, sustainable results.

Furthermore, A Chiropractic Wellness Place, PC in Chelmsford, MA, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment to provide the best possible care for their patients. Dr. Chiungos and his team are dedicated to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for their patients, where they can receive the highest quality chiropractic care.

In addition to sciatica pain help, A Chiropractic Wellness Place, PC offers a wide range of other chiropractic services, including spinal adjustments, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and more. Whether you are dealing with chronic pain, recovering from an injury, or simply looking to improve your overall health and wellness, Dr. Chiungos and his team are here to help.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Sciatica Pain Help in Chelmsford, MA

If you are struggling with sciatica pain, don’t suffer in silence. Contact A Chiropractic Wellness Place, PC in Chelmsford, MA, today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Chiungos. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chiungos will perform a thorough examination and develop a personalized treatment plan to help alleviate your pain and improve your overall quality of life.

To schedule an appointment, simply call our office at (978) 376-8190 or visit our website at https://chiropractor-chelmsford.com/ to fill out our online contact form. We accept most major insurance plans and offer flexible payment options to ensure that our services are accessible to everyone.


Sciatica can be a painful and debilitating condition, but it doesn’t have to control your life. Chiropractic care can be an effective, non-invasive treatment option for those suffering from sciatica pain. At A Chiropractic Wellness Place, PC in Chelmsford, MA, Dr. Mark Chiungos and his team are dedicated to providing personalized, high-quality chiropractic care to help their patients achieve optimal health and wellness.

If you are struggling with sciatica pain, don’t hesitate to contact A Chiropractic Wellness Place, PC today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chiungos. With his expertise in chiropractic care and his commitment to his patients’ wellbeing, Dr. Chiungos can help you find relief from your sciatica pain and achieve a happier, healthier life.

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Will my insurance cover this?2022-12-30T00:19:34-05:00

Most insurance policies offer some chiropractic coverage. Dr. Chiungos works with Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Tufts Health Plan, Unicare/GIC, and Medicare. See the No Surprises Act for more information.

Is chiropractic treatment safe?2022-12-30T00:00:01-05:00

Absolutely. Chiropractic as a profession is more than 100 years old. We follow industry guidelines during our new patient induction process to minimize risk and maximize benefit. Chiropractic malpractice insurance is considered by many to be the least costly  professional insurance in the healthcare industry because chiropractic is generally considered a safe, manual therapy.

When will I start feeling better?2022-12-30T00:00:41-05:00

It depends on your mechanism of injury and your current state of health. You might start feeling better as soon as your adjustment is finished. You might need to go home and ice (Dr. Chiungos will advise you). If your injury is serious, it may take several visits. But your healing has begun from the first adjustment. Your personal care plan is designed to take you from where you are today to your best possible outcome. Dr. Chiungos will keep you updated on your progress at each visit.


Will my insurance cover decompression treatment?2024-05-24T07:30:29-05:00

Decompression treatment is not currently covered by health insurance. If Dr. Chiungos believes this is an integral part of your treatment plan, he will discuss all costs and potential discounts before the start of care. You will receive informed consent.

Is spinal disc decompression treatment safe?2024-05-24T07:30:42-05:00

Spinal Disc Decompression with the SpineMED® Table has shown to be safe and generally without major side effects or complications once abnormal conditions have been ruled out. The process is so safe and comfortable, it’s not uncommon for patients to fall asleep!

Are there any specific situations that are unsafe for decompression?2024-05-24T07:30:56-05:00
Specific situations that are not suited for decompression therapy include:
  • Patients under 12 years old
  • If you had spinal surgery that involved clips, mesh or fusion
  • If you have fractures, tumors or infections
  • If you have osteoporosis or spondylolisthesis where there’s been a fracture or non-union defect in the spine, where that segment that we want to traction is unstable
How does decompression complement traditional chiropractic?2024-05-24T07:31:11-05:00

Damaged intervertebral discs seldom heal as the discs are constantly under pressure from muscular spasm—during normal activities, and even while sleeping! SpineMED is designed to reduce the pressure in the discs, promoting the influx of vital fluids, nutrients and oxygen back into the discs to assist the body’s natural rebuilding process. This process may speed up the natural repair and could eventually heal damaged spinal discs.

How long will decompression therapy take?2024-05-24T07:31:38-05:00

Sessions are typically 30 minutes long. It could take 15 to 25 sessions or more to see some relief from your discomfort. That’s variable based on your status and the condition we’re treating. Ideally, the sessions are performed daily with rest on the weekend.

Aspen Laser

Will my insurance cover laser treatment?2022-12-30T00:02:57-05:00

Laser treatment, as used in chiropractic offices, is not currently covered by health insurance. If Dr. Chiungos believes this is an integral part of your treatment plan, he will discuss all costs and potential discounts before the start of care.

Is laser therapy safe?2023-01-18T14:21:08-05:00

Laser therapy has been in use for over thirty years with almost no side effects reported. Aspen Laser is FDA-registered and passes all safety compliance requirements. The treatments are not painful; in fact, laser is warm and comfortable to your skin. Dr. Chiungos will check in with you regularly to make sure the temperature feels right, and you can always speak up if it starts to feel too warm. The main safety concern is for the eyes, which is why Dr. Chiungos will provide protective glasses for both patient and doctor at each session.

Are there any situations that are unsafe for laser?2022-12-30T00:04:42-05:00

Laser is effective on most parts of the body; however, there are times when laser is not appropriate:

  • during pregnancy
  • within twelve months of cancer treatments
  • during the use of photo-sensitizing medications
  • over recent steroid injections (seven days)
  • over growth plates or reproductive glands
  • over tattoos or skin infections
How does laser complement traditional chiropractic?2022-12-30T00:05:14-05:00

Laser therapy promotes energy production supporting cellular repair, increased blood flow, increased red blood cell oxygen-carrying capacity, and decrease of inflammation. When used in conjunction with traditional chiropractic, laser can reduce pain and healing time, and promote a deeper, more complete healing to the area of concern.

How long will laser take?2022-12-30T00:05:45-05:00

Sessions typically last 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. They generally start longer and reduce in length as you heal. Most acute conditions require only 10 – 12 treatment sessions. If you have a chronic condition, you may need 12 – 20 treatments and one or two follow-up sessions every month. The amount and frequency of treatments are determined through assessment of your condition combined with Dr. Chiungos’s experience treating patients with laser. You will likely start to feel better after your first 5 sessions.

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