Sciatica is a health problem that as many as 40 percent of people in the U.S. have suffered, according to the National Institutes of Health. The sciatic nerves are in the lower back, and descend from the spine on either side down each leg. A pinched sciatic nerve from a herniated disc or bone spur can cause problems including an aching pain and the affected leg and foot to feel weak or numb. You can get care for this disorder from a chiropractor, which is like an alternative to allopathic medicine, who works with your whole body to repair your health problem with no medication or surgery. The Vatra Spine and Sport offices in Island Park, New York, offer chiropractic services for sciatica. Dr. Jeremy Todd could assist you with adhesion release chiropractic treatment and lifestyle changes until you get relief from your pain and numbness.
What would happen if you did not get treatment for your sciatica problem?
While sciatica can heal without the help of a medical care provider, you should have one, such as a chiropractor, evaluate your health problem and determine how serious it is. Left untreated, sciatica can cause long-term damage. This could cause a longer lasting problem, such as numbness in the leg.
What is chiropractic treatment?
A chiropractor is a holistic health care practitioner who treats the whole body and not only the area where the injury or pain is located. They have a specific degree and are certified to practice in specific states. They will ask you questions about your pain or other health problems.
They may commission X-rays to find out more about the cause of your sciatic pain. Getting the location of a pinched nerve would help.
The chiropractic treatment may include adhesion release, which is breaking up the scar tissue that causes tight muscles and pain. This helps remove pressure from the sciatica nerve.
They may recommend exercise to help you build strength to improve your musculoskeletal alignment.
Is Chiropractic Care a safe and effective treatment for sciatic pain?
Chiropractic treatment is safe, according to the National Institutes of Health. Major health insurance plans increasingly cover it, and it does relieve you from pain.
Dr. Todd can provide you with the chiropractic care that would relieve sciatic pain at Vatra Spine and Sport Chiropractic in Island Park, New York. Call his office today at 516-432-2100 to get treatment that is safe and longer lasting than medication or surgery.