Treating Sciatica with Chiropractic Care

What is Sciatica?

Sciaticaoccurs when the sciatic nerve becomes irritated. Since the sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, it is extremely easy for it to become injured or disrupted. The sciatic nervebeginsin the lower back and branches out of the spinal area towards the buttocks. The pain from the sciatic nerve can be incredibly frustrating and can make day-to-day tasks seem impossible. If you have been affected by sciatica,contactSuffolk County Chiropractic and schedule an appointment with our chiropractor in Commack today!

 

What Are The Symptoms And Treatment Options?

 

Sciatica is most commonly a result oflower back injuries, like a herniated disc. Most people describe the pain as an electric shock-like feeling or burning that travels down their leg. Some of the other symptoms of sciatica include:

 

  • Constant pain on one side of the leg
  • Pain that starts in the lower back and moves down the thigh
  • Pain that feels better when lying down or walking
  • Numbness when moving the foot or leg
  • Difficulty standing up or walking
  • Toe pain
  • Lower back pain

 

If you are suffering from sciatica, our chiropractor in Commack can help you. Luckily there are a wide array oftreatment optionsto help individuals with sciatica. Surgical and non-surgical options are offered to treat sciatica. Sometreatmentsfor sciatica include:

  • Ice/cold therapy –this type of treatment can help to reduce inflammation and can control any discomfort felt from sciatica.
  • Ultrasound –this method uses sound waves to produce heat that can positively affect the deep tissues in our body. Other benefits are reduced muscle spasms, cramps, and swelling.
  • Spinal manipulation –a spinal manipulation can help open up movement in the spine and place the vertebrae back in the proper positions.

 

How We Can Help You

 

At Suffolk County Chiropractic, our chiropractor in Commack works to help you feel your best as fast as possible. Throughchiropractic care, we work to reduce the nerve irritability that causes inflammation, muscle spasms, and overall pain. With our world-class treatment, we are able to deliver safer and more effective spinal corrections and chiropractic adjustments. If you believe that you could benefit from chiropractic care, call and make an appointment with our chiropractor in Commack today!

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