At Health First Chiropractic in Marysville, WA, we want our patients to achieve natural relief from any health-related issues they may be experiencing. One of the most common conditions we treat at our clinic is sciatica. Dr. Robert Clarke, DC, has dedicated his career to helping his patients break free from the effects of sciatica without the use of medications with harmful side effects or invasive procedures. We will work to diagnose and treat the root cause of your sciatica and prevent it from reoccurring.


What Is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve of the human body, traveling from the lower back, down the leg, and into the foot. Excessive pressure on this nerve or an injury at any point along its path can lead to sciatica. This condition can occur due to bulging or herniated discs compressing the sciatic nerve, spinal stenosis, past trauma to the spine, or osteoarthritis.

Symptoms of Sciatica

Patients often experience radiating pain, numbness, or tingling down the leg and in the lower back when suffering from sciatica. Pain can also extend all the way into the foot and worsen when standing, walking, or sitting for too long. Patients also experience pain that suddenly worsens when coughing or sneezing.

Risk Factors for Sciatica

If you've had a previous back injury, this can put you at risk of developing sciatica. Other risk factors include:

  • • Obesity
  • • Smoking
  • • Old age
  • • Poor posture
  • • Weak core
  • • Diabetes
  • • Osteoarthritis
  • • An active labor job

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

Sciatica flare-ups can be incredibly debilitating, causing shooting pain and symptoms that just don't seem to go away. However, your lower back and leg pain might also be caused by another ailment. That's why it's essential to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor for a thorough assessment of your current condition. Dr. Clarke can rule out any potential conditions and provide a personalized treatment plan for your sciatica. Treatment options we offer for sciatica include:

  • • Spinal decompression
  • • Chiropractic adjustments
  • • Manual adjustments
  • • Muscle stretching exercises
  • • Lifestyle advice

Visit Us for Chiropractic Care for Sciatica in Marysville, WA

Our chiropractor has the knowledge and experience to effectively treat your sciatica. At Health First Chiropractic, we want to help our Marysville community residents feel relief from chronic and acute pain. Call us today to set up an appointment with Dr. Clarke and our friendly staff by calling us at (360) 658-1987.


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Office Hours

June 4th they will be open 8am-10am by appointment only


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


appointment only


8:00 am-10:00 am

once a month or by appointment only (whichever we can do) - no new patients




Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Clarke is the best in the business!!! He is knowledgeable, thorough, passionate, kind compassionate, and always professional. He worked me into his already busy schedule, when I was having severe vertigo, caused by a pinched nerve in my neck. Dr. Clarke had me back to good in just a few short weeks."
    Jennifer D.
  • "I have had a hard time finding relief for my back pain, I've been a chronic 7 for almost 5-6 years now (on a pain scale from 1 -10). After about 6-7 visits and after 3-4 adjustments, I was amazed to realize I no longer had any back pain. Dr. Clarke was careful about doing adjustments until he saw all my x-rays, which I appreciated, as my mid-back was literally like a 'brick' and I didn't want to get hurt in the process. He is very gentle with the adjustments and I'm still somewhat speechless tha"
    Stefan H.
  • "I have been to Chiropractors for years but Dr. Clarke has done more for me in 2 months than the others have in several years! His attention to each individual to there needs is why I highly recommend him! The staff is very helpful and friendly!"
    Deanne E.
  • "I took my daughter for an initial consultation for chronic back pain. The staff was very friendly and Dr Clark was great at explaining things so that she understood what was happening"
    Jamie C.
  • "Can't praise Health 1st chiropractic enough! Dr Clarke and his wife Melissa are two of the nicest people you will ever meet! They always greet me with a genuine smile and make me feel welcome every time! Not only are they great people but the care I have received has been wonderful!"
    Becca R.
  • "Thank you for giving me my life back Dr. Clarke!"
    - Sharon H. / Marysville, WA