Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief—Without Drugs—At Hansen Chiropractic in Babylon, Lindenhurst, West Babylon, and West Islip NY
Do you ever experience pain that radiates from your lower back down into your buttocks, leg, or foot? Many people describe this pain as burning, shooting, or searing. If it sounds familiar, you could be dealing with sciatic nerve pain. This common issue responds well to the type of chiropractic services we offer at Hansen Chiropractic. Our state-of-the-art clinic is a place for healing for thousands of community members from Babylon, Lindenhurst, West Babylon, and West Islip NY.
What Is Sciatica?
Statistics estimate that sciatica has a lifetime prevalence of up to 40%, so chances are you or someone you know will experience it at some point. This syndrome occurs when the thick bundle of fibers called the sciatic nerve—which branches off from the spinal cord on the right and left side of the lower back area—becomes compressed by something near its nerve root. This "something" is usually a herniated or bulging disc, a spasoming muscle, a bone spur, a misaligned or narrowed joint space, or in rare cases a tumor.
The compression of the nerve leads to inflammation, irritation, and sensitivity of the nerve, which can then lead to uncomfortable symptoms anywhere along its innervation pathway.
Common Sciatica Signs and Symptoms
Since the sciatic nerve branches off from the spinal cord and provides motor and sensory information to the leg, sciatica signs and symptoms often extend into the right or left limb (depending on which nerve is affected). These signs typically include:
- Lower back, buttocks, leg, and foot pain (often described as shooting, radiating, burning, or searing)
- Numbness and tingling in the leg
- Weakness in the leg or foot (a person may frequently trip on things)
- Diminished reflexes in the foot
These symptoms can come and go depending on the time of day, activity level, or even a person's stress level. Risk factors for developing this condition include advancing age, repetitive spine movements, heavy lifting, or excessive sedentary behavior.
Traumatic accidents like car crashes and falls may also lead to sciatic nerve compression.
How Our Chiropractor in Babylon Manages Sciatic Nerve Pain
As a chiropractor in Babylon, Dr. Chris Hansen has met hundreds of individuals who are tired with their sciatic nerve pain—but not willing nor able to undergo the knife!
Fortunately, his services—including mechanical traction, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and weight loss counseling—are non-invasive, drug-free, and can alleviate compression and irritation of the sciatic nerve. This relieves symptoms as well as prevents them from coming back!
Is Sciatic Nerve Pain Impacting Your Daily Life?
Contact Hansen Chiropractic at (631) 321-5400 to schedule an appointment with our Babylon chiropractor today.