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Sciatica services offered in Upper West Side, New York and Rockville Centre, NY

Sciatica pain flares up when your sciatic nerve, which runs through your lower back, hips, buttocks, and legs, becomes compressed or inflamed. Sciatica can also result in numbness, tingling, and weakness. If you’re suffering from sciatica, call Andrew Dube, DC, at Apollo Chiropractic PC or go online to schedule a consultation at his office in Manhattan, New York City, or Rockville Centre, New York today.

Sciatica Q & A

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a nerve pain condition relating to compression or irritation of your sciatic nerve. This major nerve runs from your lower back and down through your buttocks and legs, extending on each side of your body.

Sciatica is often chronic. If you have chronic sciatica, your symptoms recur during flare-ups of inflammation around your sciatic nerve.

What are sciatica symptoms?

Sciatica symptoms often only affect one side of your body at a time. If you have sciatica, you may notice symptoms such as:

  • Radiating pain in your lower back, hips, buttocks, or legs
  • Sensations of burning, tingling, or numbness
  • Worsening pain shortly after beginning physical activity
  • Worsening pain after standing, sitting, or resting in specific positions

Your sciatica symptoms may last for several weeks, intermittently, and may also flare up repeatedly over time. While sciatica symptoms can come and go, this condition can disrupt your personal, professional, and social life.

Are you at risk for sciatica?

Some individuals have a higher risk of developing sciatica. Sciatica may become a problem for you if you:

  • Frequently lift heavy objects
  • Are pregnant
  • Lead a sedentary lifestyle
  • Are overweight or obese
  • Lack core body strength

For individuals at risk of sciatica, proper posture, lifestyle changes, and therapeutic care can be beneficial in preventing flare-ups, or in reducing their frequency or intensity.

How is sciatica treated?

Once Dr. Dube determines that your symptoms are due to sciatica, he recommends treatments and therapies to improve your condition and relieve your discomfort.

Your sciatica treatment plan may include manual manipulation of your body, myofascial release therapy to address related muscle and soft tissue stress, and spinal manipulation to increase the space around your sciatic nerve.

Interferential electrical stimulation is another pain management technique available to you through Apollo Chiropractic PC. With this treatment, electrodes help your brain override pain signals, breaking the cycle of pain, tension, and stress.

With the right treatment, you can recover from sciatica and reclaim your quality of life from nerve pain. To learn more about the strategies you can use to effectively address sciatica, get in touch with Dr. Dube at Apollo Chiropractic PC online or over the phone today, and schedule your initial consultation appointment.