The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It originates in your lower back, runs down your legs and into your toes. Sometimes sciatica can cause severe pain, while at other times you may experience just a mild tingling sensation or numbness.
Sciatic pain is quite common and something most people will experience at one time or another. Chiropractic care is a proven way to treat sciatica without the use of pain medications.
Sciatic pain can be experienced in your lower back, legs, toes, or buttock. The pain may be limited to just one of these areas or any combination of them. Sciatica typically gets worse the longer you let it go untreated. So what may start out as just numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness can grow to be excruciating pain. Often people suffering from sciatica will discover it hard to find a comfortable position to sleep or sit.
There are a number of potential causes for sciatica. When you experience sciatic pain it is because the sciatic nerve is being pinched, compressed, or irritated. Dr. Gary Olson works with his patients to discover the underlying cause of your sciatica and then correct it. The pain can often be traced to a subluxation (misalignment in the spine), a herniated or bulging disc, or even a soft tissue injury.
First, Dr. Olson needs to find the source of your sciatica. Treatments range from chiropractic care and adjustments, Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.), cold laser therapy, and specific stretching exercises.
Chiropractic care is proven to successfully treat sciatic pain. Dr. Gary Olson cares for patients dealing with sciatica on a daily basis. He is able to find the underlying cause of their problem, correct it, and restore normal range of motion and function.
Long Island Spine & Sports Injury Center has been caring for patients in the Commack, NY area since 1999. Dr. Gary Olson combines chiropractic care with Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) to increase your rate of healing. Chiropractic care will make sure the vertebrae in the spine are correctly aligned, and Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) will treat your muscles and soft tissue injuries. These two treatments, combined with some corrective exercises, will quickly alleviate the pain of sciatica and help your body heal.
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