A telltale sign of sciatica is pain radiating from your lower back into the back or the side of your legs. The pain can range from a mild ache to severe pain. You might also experience numbness, tingling and weakness in your leg and foot.
Sciatica begins when something compresses part of your sciatic nerve, which travels from your lower back and down both legs. Often the cause is a herniated disk, but a narrowing of your spine or a bone spur on your spine could also compress your sciatic nerve.
If you have a mild case of sciatica, you might get relief from hot or cold packs or other-the-counter medicines, but an appointment with Dr. Lippman will identify the root cause. He can then recommend treatment that will provide real relief.
To treat sciatica from a herniated disk, Dr. Lippman will mobilize your lower back to decrease pressure on your lumbar discs and sciatic nerve. Physical therapy that uses a combination of stretching, strengthening, and aerobic conditioning are central to the sciatica treatment plan at Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy.
Dr. Lippman and his certified staff can design a regimen of back exercises for you that not only focus on your lower back, but also your stomach, buttocks, and hip muscles. Stronger core muscles will support your spine, providing pain relief and keeping your spine in alignment with the rest of your body’s movements. Daily hamstring stretching is also a key focus of Dr. Lippman’s treatment for sciatica.
If you perform these gentle exercises regularly, with oversight from Dr. Lippman, you’ll recover faster from the pain of sciatica and prevent the likelihood of sciatica interfering with your life again. Stop suffering and call Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy or schedule an appointment online.
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