Dr. Lawrence  Clayman -  - Chiropractor

Roxbury Spine and Wellness Clinic

Dr. Lawrence Clayman

Chiropractor located in Burien, White Center, West Seattle, Seattle, WA

Sciatica Specialist

Sciatica is a standard lower back problem that up to 40% of Americans experience at some point in their lifetime. Dr. Lawrence Clayman at Roxbury Spine and Wellness Clinic in Seattle is an expert chiropractor who provides natural sciatica pain relief through chiropractic adjustments, physical and massage therapies, and acupuncture to patients throughout the West Seattle, White Center and Burien areas. If left untreated, sciatica pain tends to get worse, causing debilitating symptoms and adversely affecting your quality of life. To get to the cause of your sciatica and find natural relief from the pain it causes, call the office or schedule a consultation using online booking today.

Sciatica Q & A

by Dr. Lawrence Clayman

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is the outward symptom of an underlying spinal condition, like a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease, that compresses the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body, and when it’s being irritated, you feel a pain that runs from the lower back, down one side of the buttocks, and through your leg to your foot.

You have two sciatic nerves, one on each side of your body, but sciatica typically affects just one side at a time. You feel pain and discomfort when the aggravated nerve causes tingling, numbness, or a burning sensation anywhere from your lower back to your toes. If left untreated, sciatica can become chronic and debilitating.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Any of the following symptoms may be an indication of sciatica:

  • Trouble standing or walking for long periods of time
  • Burning, tingling, or numbness down the back or side of your leg
  • Buttocks pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Radiating pain from your lower back to your hip and outer thigh
  • Sharp, searing leg pain
  • Pain while sitting or difficulty getting comfortable
  • Hip pain when lying down

Sciatica symptoms may feel like a constant dull ache, or a sudden shock when you move a certain way.

How is sciatica diagnosed?

As a chiropractor, Dr. Clayman specializes in diagnosing and treating various spinal conditions so you can get long-lasting natural pain relief. He performs a comprehensive exam and talks to you about your symptoms so he can evaluate the severity of your sciatica pain and determine the underlying cause. Once he understands what triggers your pain, he creates an individualized treatment plan based on your specific needs.

How is sciatica treated?

Sciatica symptoms rarely go away on their own, so it is essential to see a health care professional who can determine exactly where and why your sciatic nerve is causing you chronic pain. The treatment of sciatica pain depends on the cause, so Dr. Clayman needs to determine if you have a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or another spinal condition.

Depending on your unique situation, he recommends nonsurgical, noninvasive therapies that may include:

  • Specific lower back stretching exercises
  • Heat or cold therapies
  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic adjustments to relieve sciatic nerve pressure

When left untreated, sciatica pain worsens over time, so don’t wait until it becomes debilitating. Call Roxbury Spine and Wellness Clinic or use online booking to schedule a consultation today


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    "I give Dr. Clayman the highest ratings. He goes out of his way to get advanced training at the best seminars for patient care."

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    "I've been able to resume my favorite activities without back pain, and the burning sensation I had experienced in my legs for years."

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    "My depression, fatigue, dizziness, digestion, aches and pains have all improved since my regular visits there. A great practice for all ages!"

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    "Dr. Lawrence is very attentive, and thorough. He is driven to give his patients the best possible care and to teach them how to stay well. He is very organized."

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    "The staff are compassionate. Had never damage originating in the neck region, causing numbness and tingling in my left arm to fingers. Within a few weeks symptoms gone."

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    "The doctor and staff are a very positive, friendly people and an absolute joy to be around. They really care about their patients which means a lot to people."

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    "I was experiencing chronic and acute back and now the pain is gone and I can do the things I did before. I have my life back. Thank you!"

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    "My sleep quality has improved greatly since I started my adjustment sessions with this miracle working chiropractor! I have felt a great reduction in anxiety and pain."

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    "The staff, atmosphere, and professionalism from Dr. Perona and Roxbury Spine and Wellness is terrific. Being a physician, I obviously have very high standards."

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    "I began to get relief immediately, and with adherance to his physical therapy and adjustments, my spine regained its natural, supportive curves. I am pain free."

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    "I see staff members trusting Dr. Clayman with the most precious things in their lives-their loved ones."

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    " Over the last 2 years my spine has improved 10 fold and my existence is much more enjoyable!"

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Roxbury Spine and Wellness Clinic
2656 South West Roxbury Street
Burien, White Center, West Seattle

Seattle, WA 98126
Phone: 206-204-5165
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