Sciatica Pain Relief
Sciatica is a symptom, often describing pain or discomfort that travels along the sciatic nerve - extending from the lower back (lumbar spine), to the hips, buttocks and down each leg. Symptoms often result due to irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. Pain may develop immediately - due to an injury or trauma, or can progress over time. While pain may be experienced on both sides, it generally occurs on one side. Many people suffering with pain, seek drug-free, non-invasive sciatica pain relief treatment options.
Patients who come to Manalapan Spine Care and Rehabilitation often describe their pain as:
• Stabbing, burning or tingling (pins and needles)
• Severe and debilitating or mild and annoying
• Having difficulty getting up to stand
• Find coughing, sneezing or sitting for extended periods of time worsen their pain
In addition to pain, weakness or numbness of the associated leg/foot may be experienced. If pain quickly becomes severe and/or you experience loss of bladder/bowel control, then immediate medical care should be sought.
Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong… listen. Many people go days, weeks or months before seeking care. While walking or taking medication may temporarily relieve symptoms, it may not address the underlying cause or factors, such as:
• Poor Posture
• Lumbar Spinal Subluxations
• Muscle Spasms
• Herniated Discs
• Degenerative Disc Disease
• Bone Spur
• Spinal Stenosis
• Piriformis Syndrome
• Occupation Demands (heavy lifting, sitting for long periods of time)
• Spondylolisthesis (vertebrae slips forward over another vertebrae)
• Disease (Diabetes)
• Spinal Tumor
When a patient comes to Manalapan Spine Care and Rehabilitation experiencing health symptoms, it is vital to determine the underlying cause or factors associated with his/her pain and discomfort, in order to create treatment for severe sciatica or mild sciatica.
Recovery begins with a patient consultation and health history. Every patient is unique, it is important to understand the patient’s concerns, lifestyle and any treatments already tried. As a multi-specialty center, we provide various diagnostic tests, which are conducted by our physical therapy, chiropractic, therapeutic massage and medical team. If necessitated, imaging tests may be requested.
A customized treatment program is developed for each patient to help relieve pain, restore function and prevent a recurrence. Physical Therapy for Sciatica provides enormous benefits. Physical Therapy (passive and active therapies) treatments may include a combination of various exercises and stretches to increase flexibility, help strengthen muscles and promote a strong core. Those seeking a chiropractor for sciatica pain often find relief at Manalapan Spine Care and Rehabilitation. Chiropractic care addresses structural imbalances and helps to restore proper spinal alignment. Many patients benefit by including therapeutic massage into their treatment program to improve circulation, relax muscles and release (natural pain relieving) hormones to promote healing and reduce pain.
If muscles fail to relax, trigger points or knots of muscle develop that can radiate pain to other areas, necessitating treatment. We offer Trigger Point Injections prepared with Lidocaine, Cortisone or Sarapin, to help muscles relax and relieve pain. Many patients suffering with back and hip pain experience relief.
Manalapan Spine Care and Rehabilitation offers the Legend 631 LSO Spinal Orthosis, which deploys unique opposing force technology to accelerate healing in the lumbar spine. Patients often experience pain relief from the compression and postural improvement that it provides. This brace comes in various sizes (Small, Medium and Large) to accommodate waist sizes from 23 - 72 inches. Many patients are thrilled to be able to receive the Legend 631 LSO, which is usually covered by Medicare and most major health insurance.
If you are seeking sciatica pain relief, please call 732.972.5900 and schedule a free consultation. Manalapan Spine Care and Rehabilitation provides free local transportation. If you are looking for a chiropractor for sciatica pain or physical therapy for sciatica, we would like the opportunity to help you.