Also called Sciatic nerve dysfunction, Neuropathy- sciatic nerve, Low back pain- Sciatica and Lumbar radiculopathy-sciatica, Sciatica is characterized by inflammation, irritation, compression or pinching on one or more nerves that run down to the lower back of your legs. Often, it is not dangerous; you can easily find relief, but few can find lasting relief.

When left untreated, Sciatica can worsen with time and make it hard for you to perform simple daily tasks and chores. Chiropractic treatment from Quick Med Chiropractic in New Jersey can help you overcome sciatica pain and enjoy life-lain relief.

Sciatica Therapy

Sciatic produce discomfort down the leg, lower back, and foot. It causes tingling, weakness, and numbness on the foot and leg, making prolonged standing and sitting difficult. It often goes through a person’s life, causing suffering and pain. If left untreated, it can cause irreversible nerve damage, drastically reducing your life quality.

Nerve damage is caused by compression of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body, which causes the pain to go up and down the leg. The nerve starts at the lumber spine and travels down to the leg in the ankle and foot. If the lower back vertebrae are compressed, the nerve is pinched and inflamed, causing damage and discomfort.

How Does Sciatica Nerve Damage Happen?

Sciatic nerve damage can be caused by:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Pelvic injury and fracture
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Tumors
  • Herniated or slipped disk
  • Piriformis syndrome

Patients reported tremendous agony when they leaned over to do a simple task, such as bending over to pick up a piece of paper. In most cases, the spinal problem develops way before the triggering event.

What to Do If You Have Sciatica

  • Make sure you keep active without causing strain on the sciatica nerve
  • Use ice on the pain point rather than heat. Apply the ice on your lower back and apply the ice at least 30 but remember to place a towel or anything similar between your skin and the ice pack to avoid any frostbite.
  • Do not perform any painful activities
  • Sleep with two pillows between your legs
  • Seek the help of a qualified chiropractor if the pain is not gone within a few days to a week.

Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica

At Quick Med Chiropractic in New Jersey, we have highly trained medical professionals who will identify the root of your sciatica pain. We will explore different treatment options for you to choose the best treatment plan. We will gently change your treatment plan once we perform a comprehensive examination.

It is important to note that some people heal faster than others. Your journey will differ from other patients, so do not compare your recovery journey. Your treatment depends on the joints and discs that your chiropractor must adjust. The longer you have had the issues, the longer it will take to resolve them.

Our patients report improved health after improving the disc and spine postures. Call Quick Med Chiropractic today if you think you have Sciatica. We will walk you through the entire treatment process to ensure relief.