Sciatic nerve pain that can severely hinder your daily activities. Defined as a compressed nerve in the lower part of the spine, sciatica originates in the lower back then subsequently travels down to one side of the body. Since the sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, it's not a condition per se, but rather, a side effect of another imbalance in the musculoskeletal structure.
At Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, sciatica treatment involves a series of rehabilitative steps. First off, our chiropractic team will conduct a thorough examination, followed by taking x-rays of the injury, and finally, creating a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.
Risk Factors for Sciatica
Sciatica is mainly caused by a slipped disc that puts undue pressure on the sciatic nerve. However, there are other risk factors to consider, including:
- • Age
- • Gender
- • Pregnancy
- • Profession
- • Sedentary lifestyle
Balance is Key with Sciatica Treatment
The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc, which typically results from poor posture, trauma to the lower back, awkward twisting with heavy objects, and poor sleeping habits. Our team aims to restore balance to your structural system with sciatica treatments, which may include:
- Chiropractic Care - Oftentimes, your pain management treatment requires more than a single spinal assessment and adjustment with our chiropractor. Our ultimate goal for you is lifelong wellness since we don't want a recurrence of the injury. Therefore, we recommend continuing treatments for as long as necessary.
- Physical Therapy - We have a stellar team in Chicago who understands every aspect of how to restore mobility and decrease pain around the sciatic nerve. We provide corrective exercises in conjunction with your chiropractic care plan.
- Lifestyle Counseling - At Chicago Spinal Care, we offer advice on how to specifically do an activity without aggravating your neck, shoulders, or back area. This prevents reoccurring injuries in the future.
- Nutritional Coaching - As part of any overall wellness plan, we can create a customize nutritional guideline plan for you to help reduce your inflammation and increase your well-being.
Prevent Sciatic Nerve Pain in Smithtown and West Islip
Call Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy today for sciatica treatment in West Islip, NY, and Smithtown, NY.