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Back Pain and Sciatica
There are many different types of back pain and many different causes for it. From the upper back to the lower back, from car accident injury to sports injury, backaches can stem from misaligned vertebrae pinching nerves, soft tissue injuries, or both. Sciatica is one particularly painful and debilitating type of back pain that starts in the lower back and shoots down through the behind and into the legs.
The lower back and leg pain known as sciatica is not actually a condition, but an indication that something is pinching the sciatic nerve. The most common causes are a slipped or damaged disc, spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the space through which the spinal cord travels inside the spine), and piriformis syndrome (inflammation of the piriformis muscle in the buttocks near the hip joint). Aging, injury and poor movement and posture habits may all be culprits for this kind of leg and lower back pain. The first step for our Manhattan chiropractor is to find out what is pinching your sciatic nerve so that we can develop a comprehensive pain management and recovery plan to address those root causes so that the pain will subside naturally and you can get back to regular activities.
In order to address spinal misalignments and disc problems, we start with a course of gentle, precise spinal adjustments. Our doctors have training and experience working with several different types of chiropractic care methods so that each patient’s treatment path can be customized to their individual needs. Realigning vertebrae can relive pressure on the sciatic nerve. Traction therapy can also help remove pressure from injured discs that may be pinching the nerve.
Our multi-faceted approach to chiropractic care for sciatic nerve pain management has helped hundreds of patients walk, move and live again without discomfort. Call us today at 785-537-2211 to schedule an appointment!