When you have pain in your lower back or on one side of the leg, it is most likely due to sciatica. This type of pain occurs when something presses on your sciatic nerve. If you are having trouble finding relief from sciatic pain, our Waldwick chiropractor at Joint and Spine Rehabilitation can help.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica typically causes sudden, sharp pain or a dull, lingering pain that affects one side of your lower back. However, you might have pain anywhere along the path of your sciatic nerve, which starts in your lower back and runs down your leg. When you have sciatica, you might have pain that flares up when you stand after sitting for long periods of time. You might also feel an increase of sciatic pain when you try to bend or lean over. This pain could worsen over time and cause severe difficulties performing simple everyday tasks due to discomfort.
Causes of Sciatica
Sciatica occurs when a bulging disc, bone spur or other problem puts increased pressure on part of your sciatic nerve. When this happens, the nerve becomes inflamed and causes pain and irritation. You might also experience tingling or numbness due to the nerve being under too much pressure.
Sciatic Treatment in Waldwick
Treating sciatica involves easing pressure on the sciatic nerve in order to relieve symptoms. Sciatic treatment also involves treating the underlying condition that affected the nerve in the first place, such as a disc problem. At Joint and Spine Rehabilitation, our chiropractor does spinal adjustments to help relieve sciatica and remove pressure from the nerve. These adjustments realign the spine, which can make it easier for your body to heal a disc problem. When your spine is entirely aligned, it can also take pressure off your sciatic nerve, leading to a decreased risk of having pain and other symptoms return.
Keep in mind that our chiropractor might suggest other treatment options in combination with chiropractic adjustments. These other treatments, such as physical therapy can help spinal adjustments ease sciatica more effectively in some cases. At Joint and Spine Rehabilitation, we offer physical therapy services for sciatica and other back problems. Our physical therapy services help you increase muscle strength and work on your range of motion to lower your risk of having sciatica again.
Visit Our Chiropractor Waldwick for Sciatica Relief
If you have been dealing with sciatica, contact our chiropractor in Waldwick at Joint and Spine Rehabilitation to set up an appointment. We can provide you with treatment that effectively reduces pain and other symptoms of sciatica.
If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (201) 445-1079.