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Sciatica

Sciatica Treatment from Our Chiropractor in White Plains, NY

Many patients who visit us at White Plains Chiropractic Wellness, PLLC do so looking for sciatica symptom relief.  Some sufferers experience back pain or leg pain so severe that it becomes impossible to complete normal daily activities.  Those who visit our White Plains, NY office experience relief as the result of the natural, non-invasive therapies our chiropractor offers.

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Overview of Sciatica

Sciatica is caused by compression of the sciatic nerve.  This is the biggest nerve in the human body.  It originates in the lower part of the spine, travels through the buttocks, runs down the back of each leg, and extends into each foot.

Many things can cause compression of this long nerve.  According to our chiropractor, these are the most common among our patients:

  • Misalignment of vertebrae
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Bone spurs
  • Abnormal seating positions over time
  • Herniated discs

The most frequent symptom of sciatica is discomfort anywhere along the sciatic nerve, particularly back pain and/or leg pain.  Frequency and severity of symptoms typically vary between patients.  Other common symptoms include sensations of pins and needles, loss of feeling, trouble sleeping, sensations like an electric shock, and paralysis.

Treatments Available

Chiropractic treatment of sciatica goes beyond simply trying to treat pain and other symptoms.  The objective of our chiropractor is to treat whatever is causing those symptoms so that patients experience less pain and discomfort, improved flexibility, and reduced inflammation.  Additional benefits include both a larger range of motion and a higher level of physical activity.

The path to relief from pain begins with a consultation that includes a comprehensive physical exam and an assessment of the patient’s health history, symptoms, and complaints.  Sometimes, imaging studies, such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, are helpful in pinpointing exactly what is compressing the sciatic nerve.

Each diagnosed patient receives a customized treatment plan that often includes multiple types of therapy.  The primary treatment our practice employs is chiropractic adjustments to move parts of the spine back into their proper respective positions.  Some patients benefit from ice/cold therapy and/or prescribed exercises.

Schedule a Consultation with Our White Plains, NY Chiropractor

Members of our White Plains Chiropractic Wellness, PLLC staff focus on helping each patient we see achieve his or her wellness goals.  Individuals who visit our White Plains, NY clinic receive top-quality care using the latest equipment and technology.  To learn more about how chiropractic can improve your life, contact us at 914-761-1121 to make an appointment with our chiropractor, Dr. Sutera.