Solutions for Back Pain & Sciatica in Solana Beach

Our family chiropractic clinic can help relieve pain related to many symptoms, perhaps the most common being back pain. The back is vital to many everyday movements such as bending, standing and sitting, balance, breathing, and more.

The back’s muscles and other soft tissues must work with the spine to secure proper form and function. When the spine or tissues within the back become impaired, it can become a more significant problem, affecting everything from making the bed to lifting weights.

Learning the reason for your back pain will help us design the optimal healing strategy. Our physical assessment and the back pain solutions we offer are safe and gentle, so almost anyone can benefit from our services.

We partner with people of all ages and lifestyles, including:

  • Pregnant women
  • Babies, toddlers, and youth
  • Middle and high school sports players
  • Weekend warriors
  • Athletes and sportspeople
  • Seniors and Medicare patients
  • Active and sedentary people in every stage of life
  • Veterans
  • And others

Chiropractic is non-invasive and comprehensive, allowing the body to use its natural healing process to restore and rejuvenate wherever dysfunction lies.

Don’t let another day of pain go by. Safe, effective care is a click away.

Why Do I Have Back Pain?

Our backs comprise various ligaments, tendons, nerves, and muscle groups that work with the spine to support many common movements. Within the back is the spine, a complex structure that provides flexibility and range of motion and connects parts of the musculoskeletal system (soft tissues and joints).

Because the back is our central support and numerous pressures are placed upon it regularly, it’s vulnerable to injury. When the back’s tissues or spine are damaged, pain is often the result, and everything from proper movement patterns and posture to quality sleep is put at risk.

Reasons we experience back pain include:

  • Bulging or herniated discs and degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains, strains, and inflammation
  • Nerve impingement
  • Pulled muscles
  • Spine compression
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • And more

Our back pain chiropractor in North County San Diego is prepared to find the cause of your back pain so the best treatment can be applied. We know your discomfort needs to be controlled so you can get back to living in comfort. Let us help.


What is Sciatica?

Many patients suffering from back pain believe it to be sciatica, and with sciatica affecting approximately 40% of Americans at some point in their lifetime, it’s not a wrong assumption.

Sciatica involves an injury within the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body, running from the lower back and down each leg. It supports movement in various parts of the leg and sensations to the back of the thigh, lower leg, and sole of the foot.

When undue pressure is placed on the nerve, typically because of an injury to surrounding soft tissues, the condition is referred to as sciatica and may cause many symptoms, including:

  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Tingling

Because of its size, these injuries and symptoms can occur anywhere in the lower half of the body along the nerve’s path. Often, sciatica leads to lower back pain.

Self-diagnosis is never a great option when you’re in pain. Working with a chiropractor, you’ll get reliable results based on a physical exam, which is essential to healing. If we find that sciatica is the reason for your back pain, our team will create a solution based on the condition and several other factors.

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Can a Chiropractor Help My Back Pain & Sciatica?

Chiropractors are one of the most common types of doctors to see when experiencing back pain. Their holistic approach is proven safe and, in many cases, provides fast and lasting results.

Symptoms of back injuries and sciatica that a chiropractor can reduce include:

  • Stiff back and backache
  • Soreness or tenderness in the back
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches and weakness
  • Loss of range of motion or flexibility in the back or hips
  • Dull low back pain
  • Chronic or continuous pain
  • Stabbing and radiating pain traveling along the sciatic nerve
  • Throbbing pain


You may suffer from these symptoms due to any of these common reasons for back pain:

  • Poor posture, ergonomics, and workstation setup
  • Leading a sedentary or inactive lifestyle
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods
  • Improper shoes
  • Poor sleep position
  • Scrolling on a handheld device regularly
  • Continuously moving and lifting heavy items, such as for occupation or sport
  • Improperly moving and lifting itemsTrauma such as a slip and fall or sports-related accident
  • Repetition of muscle and joint use, often due to sports, activities, or occupation
  • And more

When you work with a back pain and sciatica chiropractor, you can trust that the complexities of your condition will be understood and corrected. Our team will find the root cause of the issue and help it heal naturally without the need for aggressive treatments or pain medication. We’ll also go over lifestyle adjustments to encourage a strong and effective back and spine.


Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Back Pain & Sciatica

When back pain disrupts your quality of life, it should be acknowledged and treated as quickly as possible. Our clinic offers many benefits that come with our services.

Benefits we’ve seen our patients receive when getting chiropractic care for back pain include:

  • Improved comfort, mobility, flexibility, range of motion, and strength
  • Improved quality of sleep, energy, and focus
  • Improved body function and performance
  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced mental stress and anxiety
  • Improved posture, movement patterns, and lifting techniques
  • Improved overall body health
  • Increased physical activity
  • Improved overall quality of life

Our holistic treatments to reduce back pain are waiting for you. With so many benefits, take the next step.

Chiropractic Methods to Effectively Treat Back Pain & Sciatica

We know the last place most people want to go is to the doctor’s office, which is why many who suffer from back pain put off treatment. Pay attention when you’re in pain; it’s never too soon to make a chiropractic appointment for back discomfort.

At Tidewater Chiropractic, we’ll ensure your confidence with our treatment and explain each step of our process so you can heal and recover efficiently.

Our comprehensive back pain and sciatica solutions are quick, effective, and safe. Some include:

  • Various forms of chiropractic care and adjustments
  • Laser therapy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Corrective massage therapy
  • Corrective and rehabilitative exercise plans
  • And more

Every treatment gets you closer to living the life you deserve, free from pain and restriction. Let’s do it.

What Our Patients Have to Say

Dr. Pierce has helped me so much. I’ve struggled with back pain for many years and have seen so many chiropractors and spine specialist and nobody has been able to help me until now. Dr. Pierce saw something in my MRI that even my spine specialist missed. I finally feel like my body is healing, because of this intelligent and caring doctor. I’m so very Grateful.

-Estella Renée