When you have pain in your low back that travels down the back of your leg, this could be due to sciatica. A visit to the chiropractor at Balanced Health Medical can confirm the diagnosis and help you get on a treatment plan to work with your condition. Sciatic pain does not always respond to prescription medication, and a visit to the chiropractor can produce pain relief.
Sciatic pain can be unrelenting and cause disruptions in your everyday life. The pain is caused from the inflammation of your sciatic nerve. It is important to find the cause of the inflammation to determine what can be done to improve the issue. A bulging disc can cause sciatic, as can a spine that is not in proper alignment. If sciatica is caused by a narrowing of the space between vertebrae because of arthritis, your chiropractor will try to decompress the area through treatment.
You may need to try a number of chiropractic treatments to find relief from sciatic pain. As the nerve becomes less inflamed, you will discover that your pain reduces. This can take time, and it will benefit you to have regular chiropractic treatments, in the beginning, to decompress the area as much as possible. Your chiropractor will teach you core strengthening exercises so that your spine can maintain a better alignment. Report any changes to your symptoms to your chiropractor so that treatment can be tailored for your specific needs.
If you are struggling with the pain caused by sciatica, contact Balanced Health Medical in Manhattan at 212-755-1717 and set up an initial consultation. Our chiropractor will take a careful look at your spine and development a treatment plan that is right for you.