Sciatica affects up to 40% of men and women in America today. If you have low back pain that radiates to your leg, it may be sciatic nerve compression, also known as sciatica. At Dynamic Injury Solutions LLC in Upper Darby, Norristown, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the team of leading specialists treats sciatica with a gentle, progressive approach, without the use of surgery or dangerous drugs. Call the office in your area or click online booking now.
Sciatica is a type of low back pain that also affects your leg. The most common reason for sciatica is sciatic nerve compression, which occurs in the lower back.
Your sciatic nerve splits into two branches in your lower back, with a branch going down each leg. Sciatica pain commonly starts in your low back and travels the path of your nerve, moving through the buttock and leg.
Sciatica pain can occur anywhere along your sciatic nerve, all the way down to the foot area. It often starts in the low back and then shoots rapidly down to the hip and then just below the knee. Usually, it only affects one side of your body.
Pain is quite variable, from occasional mild pain to overwhelming burning pain. Some sciatica sufferers experience feelings of electric shock, tingling, or numbness as well.
There are several common reasons for sciatic nerve compression, including disc herniation, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, and tumors. Certain factors can increase your risk for sciatica, including:
The Dynamic Injury Solutions LLC team uses state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to find out why you’re hurting so they can personalize a treatment plan for you.
Dynamic Injury Solutions LLC employs a number of different gentle, noninvasive, progressive approaches to easing low back pain and sciatica.
Chiropractic care relieves your low back and radiating pain through hands-on spinal adjustment, Kinesio taping, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, cold laser therapy, and other gentle techniques.
Physical therapy reduces your sciatica pain in a wide variety of ways, including therapeutic ultrasound, iontophoresis patches, hands-on muscle manipulation, electronic stimulation, and other customized care.
In acupuncture treatment, a specialist places ultrafine needles in key points in your spine to minimize your pain. Other acupuncture methods include cupping, moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, and auriculotherapy.
Depending on the situation, you may also need a back brace or other type of support device. The Dynamic Injury Solutions LLC team personalizes your care using a variety of techniques, all of which are nonoperative and free from harmful medications.
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