Sciatica Specialist in Frederick MD
Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center
Chiropractor located in Frederick County, Frederick, MD
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 Pain Treatments and Care
Sciatica is defined as the debilitating pain radiating down from your hips / buttocks, to your legs. The relief you get using painkillers, ice, and hot packs is temporary, and sitting in a recliner is not an inviting option either. Our expert sciatica care specialists at Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center in Fredrick , MD, offers relief with chiropractic treatments to treat sciatica.
Sciatica has many causes, but getting a hands-on assessment of your lower spine will help develop a treatment plan keeping in mind your medical history and other symptoms. Our experienced doctors treat sciatica by working to determine and treat the source of these excruciating painful symptoms and provide our patients with long-term benefits.
You will be able to feel the difference after the first couple of sciatica pain treatment sessions. We also offer you guidance on doing basic exercises to relieve your pain at home.
If you are looking for a side-effect-free and long-term solution to your painful Sciatica symptoms, then dial 301-698-0001 to book an appointment with 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 with Chircopractic Technique
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.
Deborah: Well, my name is Deborah Kidwell. I started care here in August. It’s now December. I started because I was having excruciating lower back pain radiating down my right leg. Walking was painful. I used to run. I’ve run two marathons in the past, but I couldn’t run at all and walking was difficult. So once I started, in about two months, I had started resuming some jogging in between walking. And as of yesterday, I’ve been able to do six miles without any pain. It’s the first time in at least five, probably a little more than five years that I’ve been able to do that.
Interviewer: Wow. That’s great.
Deborah: So yeah. So I haven’t felt this good in probably six, seven years at least. This has been just life-changing.
Interviewer: Good. We’re glad to hear it.
Deborah: Yeah. So thanks to everybody here. It’s given me my life back. And I’m grateful.
Interviewer: Well, we’re extremely proud of you and proud of your progress.
Deborah: Thank you.
Interviewer: Thank you, Deb.
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