Sciatica is the pain – as well as the weakness, numbness, or tingling – felt along one side of the leg or buttock. This discomfort is described as more of a burning or tingling sensation versus a dull ache, and in some cases, this pain makes it difficult to move the leg, stand up, or walk. Sudden movements, especially going to sudden movements from no movement at all, can often make the pain of sciatica much worse.
What Causes Sciatica?
A common misconception is that Sciatica is a condition, when in reality it is a symptom of a compressed (or pinched) sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve begins at the lower back and it is the main nerve travelling down the leg. Sciatica is usually only felt on one side of the body, but it can affect both sides in certain cases.
Compression along the sciatic nerve which causes the pain is often a symptom of or more of the following conditions: a bulging disc or degenerative disc disease in the lower region of the spinal cord, lumbar spinal stenosis or the narrowing of the spinal canal (relatively common in adults over 60 years old), and irritation of the sacroiliac joint to name a few.
Identifying and Treating Pain with Chiropractic Therapy
As was mentioned earlier, sciatic pain is the result of one or more conditions in which the sciatic nerve is compressed. Our experts at Yejee Acupuncture & Wellness NYC specialize in identifying the root cause of any pain or discomfort through a physical examination process.
Once the origin of the ailment is concluded, our practitioners implement the process best suited for each specific case. Processes could be chiropractic adjustments, the McKenzie Method, dynamic neuromuscular stabilization (DNS), or another form of therapy.
Chiropractic Therapy for Sciatic Nerve Pain
Practitioners at Yejee Chiropractic Therapy NYC specialize in Acupuncture, Chiropractic Therapy, and other Holistic modalities that are both safe and effective. For questions about chiropractic therapy or additional inquiries regarding any of our services, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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