If you have an aching or burning sensation, or jolts of pain that radiate from your lower spine to your buttock and then to the back of your leg, it’s most likely sciatica. The pain can be severe and debilitating. Fortunately, most cases are treated by a chiropractor with non-operative treatments. If you’re suffering from sciatica pain and you need a chiropractor in Overlea MD to relieve your discomfort, Dr. Neil Cohen can help. Dr. Cohen has over 30 years of experience and has been treating patients for more than 20 years at Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center in Essex.
Symptoms of Sciatica
The sciatic nerve branches from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down both legs. Pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve is known as sciatica. It usually entails pain on one side of the body. Feelings of numbness or muscle weakness in the affected leg is common as well. Sneezing, coughing, and prolonged sitting can make this pain worse.
Causes of Sciatica
When the sciatic nerve is pinched, it causes sciatica. An overgrowth of bone or a herniated disc typically causes this. Less common causes are tumors and diabetes. Age, occupation, and obesity play a role as well. With older age, herniated discs and bone spurs are more likely to occur. If you work a job that relies on you to twist your back, carry heavy packages, or drive for long periods of time, it can cause sciatica. Lastly, obesity increases the stress on the spine which contributes to spinal changes that cause sciatica.
Looking for a Chiropractor in Overlea MD?
Chiropractors work with musculoskeletal concerns, so they’re a great place to start when it comes to relieving the uncomfortable symptoms. They get to the root of the problem and fix it accordingly. Treatment may consist of massage, chiropractic adjustment, and heat application.
At Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center Dr. Cohen and his staff will create an individual plan for your specific needs before we begin your wellness journey. We treat work injuries, auto injuries, and sports injuries. Additionally, we offer aquatic therapy, non-surgical spinal decompression, and physical therapy. For more information or to schedule an appointment today, contact us!