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Sciatica

Sciatica Relief at Mass Sport & Spine Chiropractic


Almost everyone has heard of sciatica.  However, beyond an association with back and leg pain that is sometimes debilitating, this condition is often misunderstood.  Sciatica patients who visit our practice can experience pain relief thanks to natural treatment options from our chiropractors in Walpole and Westwood, MA.


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What is Sciatica?

One of the biggest misconceptions about sciatica is that it is a specific diagnosis.  In fact, it is a symptom of an underlying health problem.  These problems are common sciatica causes:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Lumbar herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Piriformis syndrome

Sciatica occurs after compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, the biggest nerve in the body.  Individual nerve roots that branch out from the spine and then combine form this nerve.  The sciatic nerve extends from the lower spine through the buttock, down each leg, and to the toes.

Sciatic nerve pain most frequently develops between the ages of 40 and 50.  Patients who visit our chiropractic practice report significant variations in pain.  While some are initially unable to perform even normal daily activities, others experience irritation on an occasional basis.

At least one of these symptoms is usually present:

  • Continual pain in one side of a leg or buttock, but seldom in both limbs
  • Radiating pain down a leg, sometimes as far as a foot and toes
  • Pain so sharp that walking or standing is difficult
  • Burning, searing, or tingling pain in a leg
  • Pain that feels worse when seated
  • Numbness or weakness in leg, foot, or toes, or difficulty moving them

Treatment Options for Sciatic Nerve Pain

At an initial consultation, our chiropractor performs a comprehensive physical exam and orders any tests necessary.  Making a diagnosis of sciatic nerve pain occurs after also evaluating the patient’s health history and description of symptoms.   Chiropractic treatment for sciatica involves using only natural therapies that avoid surgery or medication.

Each sciatica patient receives a customized treatment plan to help achieve pain relief.  The use of spinal adjustments, also called manual manipulation, corrects any spinal misalignment and associated disorders that are causing pain.  For some patients, massage therapy, specific physical exercises, or changes in lifestyle are helpful.

Schedule a Consultation at one of our Clinics, in Walpole or Westwood, MA!

*Schedule a Consultation at one of our Clinics, in Walpole or Westwood, MA!* 

Whether your need is wellness care or treatment for an acute injury, our full-service practice can help. In addition to chiropractic services, we offer massage therapy, physical therapy, preventative screenings, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle advice. We have offices in Walpole and Westwood, MA for your convenience. Call us today at 781-708-9056 to 
schedule an appointment in Westwood or at 508-668-8900 for an appointment in Walpole. 


 

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