Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center -  - Chiropractor

Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center

Chiropractor located in Frederick County, Frederick, MD

Sciatica Specialist

Sciatica is a type of lower back pain that can cause radiating symptoms in the legs, hips and buttocks. At Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center in Frederick, MD, your doctors help patients overcome sciatica by treating the source of painful symptoms for immediate and long-term relief of symptoms.

Sciatica

Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center

What is sciatica?

Sciatica refers to a condition that occurs when a nerve in the lower back - the sciatic nerve - becomes pinched or compressed where it exits the spine. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body with two branches that extend from the lower spine all the way down each leg. When the nerve becomes compressed or irritated, it can cause pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensations anywhere along the nerve pathway, from the lower back through the buttocks, hips and legs. Symptoms of sciatica can range from mild to severe, sometimes becoming pervasive enough to interfere with daily activities and sleep.

What causes sciatic nerve compression?

Most commonly, the sciatic nerve is compressed by a herniated disc that slips out of its normal position in the lower back. Usually, discs remain situated between each pair of spine bones (vertebrae), providing a cushion that protects the spine from jolts and shocks while also promoting flexibility in the back. If a disc becomes misaligned or herniated, it can press on the sciatic nerve, causing it to become compressed. Other conditions that can cause sciatic nerve compression include arthritis, spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal), spondylolisthesis (a condition where one spine bone slips forward over another), osteoporosis and tumors. Traumatic injury can also result in sciatica, and being overweight or spending long times sitting or standing can exacerbate the symptoms and also increase the risk of developing sciatica.

How is sciatica treated?

Sciatica treatment begins with a hands-on evaluation of the lower spine combined with a patient history and a review of symptoms. Sometimes, diagnostic imaging will be ordered to confirm the diagnosis or to determine the cause of nerve compression. In most cases, sciatica can be relieved with spinal adjustments to realign the spine and enable “slipped” discs to resume their normal positions. Therapeutic massage and exercises can help reduce inflammation and speed healing while also strengthening the lower back to prevent uneven strain on the spine and avoid recurrence of symptoms. Routine adjustments can be especially helpful in patients with chronic low back pain.

Testimonials

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    "My family relies on the Mid-Atlantic Clinic for our medical needs. The staff there is always friendly, courteous and the Rashidians are seriously wonderful people!"

    Sharone F
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    "Office staff is always pleasant and on top of their game. 6 years ago i crawled into his office and walked out the same day. I would highly recommend him and his staff"

    Jonathan T
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    "Dr. Amir is the best! He helped me I threw out my back last year. I go to him every week for an adjustment. He is so wonderful. I would highly recommend this place."

    Amber T
  • "As always, you do a great job of taking care of my back. Carol and i wouldn't go anyplace else for our chiropractic care!"

    Eugene B.
  • "You all are the best! You always treat everyone with honest kindness and true caring. Helping people to lead a better, stronger life is obviously your goal."

    Abigail R.
  • "The staff is warm, friendly and welcoming, and Dr. Amir is just amazing. This practice is upbeat, fun and truly does support the health of the whole patient."

    Donna P.
  • "I love my chiropractor & the friendly staff! I feel comfortable @ MidAtlantic before my adjustment relief. Have been a client for 7 years and look forward to many more."

    April D.
  • "Dr Rashidian continues to provide excellent care. He is kind, precise, and gentle but effective with his adjustments :-) Your new "digs" are beautiful!"

    Kathleen N.
  • "I have long track record of working with chiropractors and Dr. Rashidian is the best by far. He will change your life for the better."

    Ed R.
  • "Everyone was super nice and informative. They actually listen to your problems and want to help! Very refreshing."

    Ashton H.
  • "I had an adjustment yesterday and it really made a difference. Dr. R is knowledgeable and very good. I'm pleased to have him as my Chiropractor for over 4 years."

    Alice F.
Location
Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center
7196 Crestwood Boulevard, Suite 100
Frederick County

Frederick, MD 21703
Phone: 301-579-4101
Fax: 301-698-0031
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Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center
7196 Crestwood Boulevard
Suite 100
Frederick, MD 21703