While sciatica can be extremely painful, it is also highly treatable, especially with chiropractic therapies. In fact, several studies have shown chiropractic care to be the most effective approach to remedying sciatica. Dr. Swanson begins with a thorough examination and discussion with the patient. From here, he creates a personalized treatment plan. In remedying sciatica, several modalities can be helpful. Foremost among these is the use of manual manipulations, which are at the foundation of chiropractic care. Manual manipulations are instrumental in restoring movement, alleviating pain and nerve irritability, and can realign vertebra to their proper position. Other approaches include ultrasound therapy, which provides a gentle heat created by sound waves that penetrate the tissue to increase circulation, and manual manipulations and the application of ice/cold therapy to reduce inflammation.