Have you recently been feeling pain in your lower back region that radiates to the back of your knee and down your leg? You may be suffering from what is known as sciatica. Sciatic pain can range from mild to sharp pain and can cause difficulty with daily activities. Our dedicated multidisciplinary team at Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation can help treat your sciatica pain. Dr. Bruce Silber and Dr. Amanda Kinee our chiropractors in Massapequa can help alleviate your sciatic pain.
Causes of Sciatica
Sciatica can be caused by a wide variety of conditions. Pain along the sciatic nerve is typically caused by a compressed nerve in the back. This can be caused by wear and tear due to age, sudden force to the discs due to injury, and more. The changing spinal dynamic can create pressure on the surrounding nerves and irritates them, which is the pain being felt in the lower back and down the leg. Other common triggers of sciatica include:
- Lumbar spinal stenosis.
- Degenerative disc disease.
- Muscle spasms in the lower back region.
Other factors that may worsen back pain are lack of exercise, wearing high heels, or sleeping on a mattress that is too soft.
Symptoms of Sciatic Pain
Sciatica commonly affects one side of the body. The pain initiates in the lower back and radiates down one side of the leg. Some typical symptoms include:
- Lower back pain.
- Hip pain.
- Experiencing numbness or weakness in one leg.
- Constant pain in the leg that is worse while sitting down.
- Experiencing shooting pain which causes difficulty standing up.
A chiropractor in Massapequa like Dr. Silber or Dr. Kinee are aware of the severe pain and discomfort associated with sciatica and are experienced with a variety of techniques that can help you. One of our chiropractors can help you by adjusting your spine to alleviate your compressed nerve. If chiropractic care does not provide long-lasting relief, our team orthopedic surgeon may be your next step. Depending on the nature of your sciatica, spine surgery is an option.
If you are looking for a chiropractor in Massapequa to help you with your sciatic pain, contact us today to book an appointment!