The sciatic nerve is the thickest and longest nerve in the body. It’s actually made up of five nerve roots: three from the final section of the spine called the sacrum & two from the lower back region called the lumbar spine. These five nerve roots together form a right and left sciatic nerve. One sciatic nerve runs through your hips on each side of your body, buttocks and down a leg, ending just below the knee.
The symptoms of sciatic nerve pain include:
Everyone has their own tolerance & level of pain in lower back. The cause of the pain can be different, type of pain can be different & the intensity of pain is different. A more aggressive treatment may be tried first in some patients. It’s time to meet a healthcare professional and try other treatment options if a six-week trial of conservative, self-care treatments – like ice, heat, stretching, over-the-counter medicines – has not provided relief.
Initial treatments include some combination of medications, physical therapy, alternative therapies & therapeutic injections.
Within 4 to 6 weeks of nonsurgical treatment, acute sciatica usually gets better. Pain lasting over 8 weeks may require treatment which may take longer and may depend upon the underlying cause.
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Sciatica is a term used to describe the pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness that can be felt in the lower back, legs, and feet as a result of sciatic nerve irritation or compression. This nerve originates in the lower spine and travels through the buttocks and the leg.
Sciatic nerve pain is quite common and can be a sign of spinal stenosis, a condition that compresses the spinal cord and nerve roots, a herniated disk, piriformis syndrome, pelvic injury, or tumors. There are, thankfully, treatments available. We provide comprehensive sciatica treatment at our Neuro Injury Care Institute, NY facility for patients suffering from this condition.
At our Brooklyn, NY facility, we use various methods to treat sciatica pain. Depending on your specific condition and the severity of your symptoms, your physician may recommend one or more of the following treatments for sciatica:
Physical therapy is a type of treatment that involves exercises and stretches designed to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. The practices may include stretching, strengthening, and low-impact aerobic activities.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen can help reduce swelling and inflammation. Your doctor may also recommend taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen, or more vital prescription medication.
Spinal manipulation is another form of treatment involving manual spine adjustments to reduce tension on the sciatic nerve. This treatment is done by a professional chiropractor and is often used in conjunction with other treatments to provide maximum relief from sciatica symptoms.
During this procedure, tiny needles are inserted into specific points along the body to stimulate specific areas and promote healing.
Massage therapy is yet another popular option for relieving sciatic nerve pain. Through deep-tissue massage techniques and pressure applied along various body parts, massage therapists can relax tense muscles, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation around the sciatic nerve.
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Our team comprises highly trained and experienced professionals who provide personalized care to each patient. We work with each patient to determine the best course of action for sciatica treatment.
We make every effort to make each patient feel at ease in our facility. We provide a relaxing atmosphere throughout your visit, from spacious waiting areas to private treatment rooms.
We stay current on all of the latest treatments for sciatic nerve pain so that we can provide the most effective solutions. In addition, we educate patients on how to manage their condition through preventative measures.
If you are experiencing pain in your lower back and legs, you no longer need to suffer. At Neuro Injury Care Institute, we specialize in providing relief from sciatica pain and can help you get on the path to recovery. Our doctors accept workers’ compensation insurance, no-fault, PIP, and most heal insurance plans.
Our experienced team of professionals offers a variety of treatments to help reduce your pain and get you back to your everyday life. Contact us today at (347) 602-9530, and let’s find the relief you need.