Sciatica Treatment
Glen Rock

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a particularly vicious type of lower back pain that extends along the path of the sciatic nerve, i.e., the large nerve running from the lower back to the ankles of both legs. Sciatica usually occurs when herniated (ruptured) intervertebral discs or bone spurs pinch the sciatic nerve, leading to inflammation and pain. Sciatica pain can be incapacitating, keeping you from going to work or performing your daily activities. The trauma-trained chiropractic specialists at Glen Rock Spine & Rehab use the latest diagnostic tools and techniques to trace the root cause of your sciatica pain and curate the ideal non-surgical and non-narcotic sciatica treatment Glen Rock residents need.

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What are the symptoms of sciatica?

  • Pain radiating down the back of your legs.
  • Discomfort on the lower back, hips, or the back of your thighs and calves.
  • Sharp or burning sensations at any point on the sciatic nerve’s path.
  • Stinging sensations, like a jolt of electricity, running down your legs.
  • Pain worsens when you cough.
  • Numbness or tingling sensations.
  • Muscle weakness on the affected leg.

What are the causes of sciatica?

Sciatica occurs when someone pinches or compresses the sciatic nerve, leading to inflammation and the transmission of pain signals to your brain. The sciatic nerve can get pinched due to vertebral bone spurs, fractured bone pieces, tumors, or dislocated intervertebral discs, i.e. when the cushion-like discs between the vertebrae slip out of place. Treating sciatica involves identifying and removing the specific protrusion or interference.

How can chiropractic care relieve sciatica?

Chiropractic care involves manual manipulations to adjust the spine, allowing a bulging or herniated disc to fall back into its original position, taking pressure off the sciatic nerve. The chiropractor can also use techniques to open up the narrow spaces between the vertebrae and realign the spine to restore mobility. The techniques vary from one patient to the next, but the underlying goal is the same — moving/adjusting the lumbar spine to take the pressure off the sciatic nerve. There is no need to suffer from a herniated disc at Glen Rock Spine & Rehab.

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What happens during the sciatica chiropractic treatment?

Our team of trauma-trained health professionals provides non-invasive chiropractic solutions for sciatica pain. Your sciatica treatment starts with a comprehensive evaluation wherein the doctor reviews your health history, runs physical tests, and performs advanced imaging tests to visualize the underlying lumbar spine. This allows the doctor to visualize the root cause of your sciatica pain. After the examination, the chiropractor may recommend a non-surgical spinal decompression to take the pressure off the sciatic nerve.

Spinal decompression is a technique wherein gentle force is used to lengthen the spine and create space between the vertebrae, pulling the dislocated intervertebral discs back in their original position. The spinal decompression might be combined with other therapeutic methods, such as physical therapy, acupuncture, or massage therapy, to improve blood circulation and encourage healing. Surgery should only be considered when all the aforementioned non-invasive solutions fail to yield results.

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Glen Rock Spine & Rehab is a state-of-the-art pain management and chiropractic center specializing in non-narcotic and non-surgical treatments for chronic pain, sciatica pain, and other forms of pain. Our center is led by Dr. Michael Lagana, one of New Jersey’s leading chiropractic specialists. His team diagnoses the root cause of your sciatica using advanced diagnostic tools and curates the ideal solutions to provide lasting relief. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your sciatica treatment in Glen Rock, NJ.

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