Ever had shooting pains emanating from your lower back down to your leg? If so, there’s a good chance you might have sciatica. While not defined as a specific medical condition or illness, sciatica is actually an underlying symptom of other conditions such as spinal disc herniation, spinal stenosis, or spondylolisthesis to name a few.
And while ninety percent of symptoms usually subside within six weeks, the effects of sciatica can be debilitating if symptoms linger.
As a chiropractor in Port Jefferson, Dr. Sophia A., Argeropoulos and our dedicated team have helped countless people suffering from sciatica for the last thirty years. With the education of our patients always one of our top goals, here are some of the symptoms and treatment options regarding sciatica.
What is it?
Usually the result of a pinched nerve in your lower back, sciatica is characterized by a pain, numbness, or tingling sensation running down your leg. Primarily affecting one side of your body, symptoms are known to be more pronounced when sitting down. Studies have also shown that spinal disc herniation is actually ninety percent of the time the cause of sciatica. A result of excess pressure on your sacral nerve roots and lumbar, a chiropractor can alleviate this pain by issuing a series of manipulations designed to pressure and swelling.
Seeking out chiropractic help can do wonders for treating your sciatica pain. By administering a series of manual manipulations and spinal adjustments, your spinal column can become better aligned which will alleviate the pressure and swelling.
Other treatment techniques consist of heat and ice, prescriptions for muscle relaxants and narcotic medications, massage therapy, and acupuncture.
Dr. Sophia A. Argeropoulos
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