Simple tasks such as walking or prolonged seating are pains very well known by sciatica sufferers. Doctors About Care, PC Babylon chiropractic sciatica treatment has effectively helped with sciatic nerve pain relief since 1999.
The causes of sciatica:
When the sciatic nerve is compressed, pain occurs. Lumbar spine subluxations, herniated discs, bulging or slipped discs, tumors, and spinal disorders resulting from certain diseases will cause sciatica. Sciatica can result in loss of feeling in the leg(s), insomnia, and possibly paralysis of a limb or group of muscles.
After the evaluation and diagnosis of sciatica, done by a review of your medical history, physical and neurological exam, x-ray, MRI, CT scan or electrodiagnostic test, the path of pain relief treatment can begin by your Babylon chiropractor.
Included in Babylon chiropractic sciatica treatment:
Spinal manipulation adjustments are the heart of chiropractic treatments. Manipulation helps restore misaligned vertebral discs to their proper position, freeing the restricted movement of the spine. Nerve irritability which causes the inflammation, pain, muscle spasms and other symptoms associated with sciatica is reduced with spinal manipulation.
Ultrasound are gentle heat sound waves that deeply penetrates into the tissues, increasing circulation, reducing muscle spasms, cramping, swelling, pain and stiffness.
Cold/ice therapy helps reduce inflammation, controls sciatic pain.
A TENS unit is a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, muscle stimulating machine. Adjustable are the intensities of electrical current to control acute pain and reduce those muscle spasms.
Physical therapy will be incorporated into your sciatica treatment program. Your physical therapist will start you on specific exercises tailored to your condition and movement capability, this will relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve. Heat and ice therapy helps relieve pain also.
Your therapist will also recommend at-home exercises to keep the momentum going into sciatic nerve pain relief. These gentle exercises include stretching, strengthening your muscles and conditioning them in support of your spine and back. Exercise also helps the nutrients in the discs so they remain healthy and prevents any injury that would cause sciatica.
Other recommendations for sciatica nerve pain relief include:
Proper posture/body stance
Proper lifting methods
A well balanced diet, healthy
Proper mattress selection for your back for support
Get plenty of rest and/or sleep
Contact Doctors About Care, PC, to begin Babylon chiropractic sciatica treatment. Call 631-661-6611 for an examination, evaluation and diagnosis and find your way to getting the long awaited sciatic nerve pain relief!