If you are experiencing lower back pain that radiates down to your legs, you may be suffering from sciatica. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body; which starts at the end of the spinal cord extending through the buttocks area to send nerve endings down the lower limbs. If you believe you have sciatica and are looking for a chiropractor in Stony Brook that can help treat your pain, contact Prescription Chiropractic for more information.
How it’s caused:
Sciatica is caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve. Pain can range from dull to sharp and is typically felt in the lower back and down the legs. Sciatica can be caused by a number of different conditions including:
- Herniated disc
- Bulging disc
How a chiropractor can help:
- Adjustments– Spinal manipulations or adjustments can work to free the movement of the spine. It can also limit or reduce the irritability of the nerve that is causing the pain or inflammation in your body. Adjustments are not painful and this method is widely used and effective in treating a number of conditions. Our chiropractor in Stony Brook can perform spinal manipulations that can help treat your sciatica pain.
- Hot/cold therapy– Another recommended method to help treat sciatica is through hot/cold therapy. This technique will reduce inflammation, prevent spasms, and loosen muscles that are tight. This method may be combined with an adjustment in order to treat your sciatica.
- Ultrasound therapy– This method uses soothing heat created by sound waves that penetrate the tissue and helps improve circulation, limit swelling, reduce muscle pain and stiffness, and diminish muscle spasms.
Sciatica pain can make it difficult and uncomfortable to perform simple tasks and get through your day. Thankfully chiropractic care can help! At Prescription Chiropractic, our chiropractor in Stony Brook can help treat your sciatica pain with a variety of treatment options that are right for you! If you’d like to make an appointment with one of our experienced chiropractors, contact us today.