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09/23/2019
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Sciatica can be painful, frustrating, and cause consistent discomfort. So what is sciatica, and how can a chiropractor treat it? If you or someone you know suffers from sciatica, and is searching for a chiropractor in Selden, NY, Pernice Chiropractic is here to help you! Contact us today for more information.  

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is pain that radiates through the sciatic nerve (the longest nerve of your body), which runs from the lower back and down the legs. Most often sciatica affects just one side of the body. The pain can vary from mildly irritating to an intense, painful, burning sensation. It can also cause feelings of numbness or muscle weakness in the legs. Pain can often be worse after sneezing, coughing, or prolonged sitting.

One of the most common causes of sciatica is a herniated disc. This is because when the disc moves out of place it can put pressure on the sciatic nerve roots in the lumbar region of the spine. Other causes of sciatica include spinal stenosis (the narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back), spondylolisthesis (when a disc slips forward over the vertebra below it), or piriformis syndrome (when the piriformis muscle, located near the sciatic nerve becomes inflamed or spasms, irritating the sciatic nerve).

If you’re suffering from sciatica and are looking for a chiropractor in Selden, NY, contact Pernice Chiropractic today. 

How Can a Chiropractor Treat It?

A chiropractor is a health care professional who uses manual adjustment techniques to manipulate the spine as a form of treatment for neuromuscular disorders. These spinal adjustments are designed to align the musculoskeletal structure, giving the body the ability to heal itself. This type of treatment is very useful for treating herniated discs, a common cause of sciatica.

Pernice Chiropractic

Our chiropractor in Selden, NY, offers other treatment methods for sciatica and other related health conditions. For example, we offer ultrasound therapy to deliver heat to muscles that are in pain.  Electric muscle stimulation stimulates muscles with electronic pulses and reaches a deeper level of muscle and tissues. Finally, a patient can be guided through different therapeutic exercises to improve both their physiological and psychological state and well-being.

If you are suffering from sciatica or other related injuries or health conditions and feel you can benefit from seeing a chiropractor, contact Pernice Chiropractic, a chiropractor in Selden, NY.

National Chiropractic Month

This October we observe National Chiropractic Month! Take this time to recognize all that chiropractic care has to offer you, and how can benefit your life.  It is also an important time to be aware of possible injuries that can lead you into the chiropractor’s office. Use this month to practice good posture, wear proper footwear, eat a healthy diet, and other positive lifestyle habits.  Put yourself in this proper routine and hopefully you can continue these habits into the following months as well. Contact Pernice Chiropractic, a chiropractor in Selden, NY to receive quality care for you and your family!  

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