Sciatica, or radiating pain down the back of the leg, is one of the most common low back complaints that a chiropractor treats. It can be caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve in a number of areas of the low back and buttocks. People with the condition commonly describe it as a “shooting pain down the back of the leg” but there are many different ways that it can present itself. The achy, sharp, or burning pain can be mild all the way to severe. It can start in the back and radiate all the way down the back of the leg to the foot. Occasionally there can be muscle weakness (a feeling like “my leg wants to give out”) and sensory changes (numbness or “pins and needles”) alongside or instead of actual pain. Additionally, foot pain, numbness or drop can be experienced with some cases of sciatica. The treatment of sciatica begins with a thorough history and examination followed with a formal diagnosis and treatment recommendation that often involves soft tissue work, joint mobilization, and rehab exercises. Often there is a home behavioural component (such as poor sitting posture) that has led to the development of sciatica. That too, we be addressed in the treatment plan, if necessary. X-ray radiography, nerve conduction studies, and MRI are sometimes required when there is pain radiating along the back of the leg. The doctors at Community Chiropractic Clinic are qualified in ordering and interpreting the findings from such studies. Sciatica affects millions of people every year. It can be a severely debilitating disease that if left unattended or improperly managed, can cause a lot of pain, discomfort, and disability. If you are feeling the symptoms of sciatica or know someone who is, let one of the doctors at Community Chiropractic Clinic evaluate them today.

“I’ve had two injuries (back) and Dr. Peter Ryan has helped me go from hardly being able to get out of bed to living life to the fullest. If you want to be treated and understand why you’re receiving it and what’s going on, go and see Dr. Ryan.”

Clinton H.

Chiropractic Care
5.0
2017-08-01T00:05:12+00:00

Clinton H.

“I’ve had two injuries (back) and Dr. Peter Ryan has helped me go from hardly being able to get out of bed to living life to the fullest. If you want to be treated and understand why you’re receiving it and what’s going on, go and see Dr. Ryan.”
“A sincere thank you to Doctor Peter Ryan... for your care throughout the years. You have made a huge impact on my health and well being. Today was just another example of your compassion and concern with amazing results.”

Barb D.

Chiropractic Care
5.0
2017-08-01T00:04:49+00:00

Barb D.

“A sincere thank you to Doctor Peter Ryan... for your care throughout the years. You have made a huge impact on my health and well being. Today was just another example of your compassion and concern with amazing results.”
“I always feel so welcome... and that, coupled with excellent care, is a 5-star experience! You can't go wrong here... if you are looking to start chiropractic care or expand what you've experienced you've found the right place!”

Desirae H.

Chiropractic Care
5.0
2017-08-01T00:04:17+00:00

Desirae H.

“I always feel so welcome... and that, coupled with excellent care, is a 5-star experience! You can't go wrong here... if you are looking to start chiropractic care or expand what you've experienced you've found the right place!”
“I'm now 60 years old and Dr. Peter Ryan got rid of a lump on my tailbone that I've lived with all my life. I didn't believe in chiropractors but now after seeing Peter Ryan, I'm convinced a good chiropractor like him is a must in maintaining health care.”

Diane C.

Chiropractic Care
5.0
2017-07-19T18:15:33+00:00

Diane C.

“I'm now 60 years old and Dr. Peter Ryan got rid of a lump on my tailbone that I've lived with all my life. I didn't believe in chiropractors but now after seeing Peter Ryan, I'm convinced a good chiropractor like him is a must in maintaining health care.”
“Community Chiropractic Clinic is an outstanding chiropractic clinic. Since being under the care of Dr. Krichbaum my quality of life has improved dramatically. I overwhelmingly recommend Community Chiropractic Clinic.”

Anthony Z.

Chiropractic Care
5.0
2017-08-01T00:05:45+00:00

Anthony Z.

“Community Chiropractic Clinic is an outstanding chiropractic clinic. Since being under the care of Dr. Krichbaum my quality of life has improved dramatically. I overwhelmingly recommend Community Chiropractic Clinic.”
“I ventured into Community Chiropractic Clinic after suffering with sciatic nerve pain for 6 months or so. Three or four visits later, I was back in action.”

Alisa G.

Chiropractic Care
5.0
2017-08-01T00:05:31+00:00

Alisa G.

“I ventured into Community Chiropractic Clinic after suffering with sciatic nerve pain for 6 months or so. Three or four visits later, I was back in action.”
“The staff is always friendly and helpful and Dr. Kelly Ryan is a wonderful doctor! The care I receive is excellent but I really appreciate that he goes the extra mile to explain things so well and to show me stretches. Thanks CCC!”

Merry E.

Chiropractic Care
5.0
2017-08-01T00:03:23+00:00

Merry E.

“The staff is always friendly and helpful and Dr. Kelly Ryan is a wonderful doctor! The care I receive is excellent but I really appreciate that he goes the extra mile to explain things so well and to show me stretches. Thanks CCC!”
“I absolutely LOVE Community Chiropractic! Dr. Kelly is a great doctor and has helped both my husband and I out so much! I highly recommend them and love how welcoming they are!!”

Angela R.

Chiropractic Care
5.0
2017-08-01T00:04:37+00:00

Angela R.

“I absolutely LOVE Community Chiropractic! Dr. Kelly is a great doctor and has helped both my husband and I out so much! I highly recommend them and love how welcoming they are!!”
“Very thorough and knowledgeable. Today was my first visit and I can't wait to continue care! Front desk staff is very friendly and the doctor I saw did a very detailed exam which I appreciate.”

Ayla F.

Chiropractic Care
5.0
2017-08-01T00:03:44+00:00

Ayla F.

“Very thorough and knowledgeable. Today was my first visit and I can't wait to continue care! Front desk staff is very friendly and the doctor I saw did a very detailed exam which I appreciate.”
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Treatment Approach

Our Treatment Approach

  • We perform a detailed examination and history in order to accurately come to a diagnosis
  • We educate our patients to recognize specific causes for complaints and concerns, and teach skills to gain self-reliance to help avoid future recurrences as much as possible
  • We outline the condition and treatment plan with clear goals and consisting of safe and effective treatments
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Meet Our Doctors

Dr Kelly Ryan, DC, CCSP, SFMA certified, CFSC : Clinic Director, Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr Kelly Ryan, DC, CCSP, SFMA certified, CFSC

Clinic Director, Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Peter Ryan, DC : Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Peter Ryan, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Christian Langford, DC : Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Christian Langford, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Charles Krichbaum, DC : Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Charles Krichbaum, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic