Sciatica Treatment in Maryland

Sciatica treatment from chiropractor in maryland

Medical Name

The Condition

What is Sciatica

Inflammation/microtrauma and/or overuse of the muscle. This is common with running or jobs that require long periods of standing. The pain often feels like a toothache type of pain on the outside of the leg or tingling that can travel all the way to the foot.

It causes “sciatica-like” symptoms, but there isn’t any associated low back pain. This can happen from repetitive use, like running, working out, but also from sitting too long.

Sciatica Treatment

Typical Treatment: Rehabilitation involving stretches and strengthening of the piriformis. If a patient does not respond to the rehabilitation injections or surgical release of the muscle may be performed.

Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica can occur due to traumas and injury or over an extended period of time with bad habits or repetitive motions that aggravate the area. Most patients come to us for sciatica treatment in Columbia, MD due to athletic aggravation or poor posture from sedentary jobs.

You may develop sciatica from sitting for long periods of time, holding poor posture, running, or long periods of standing. Sciatica pain can also develop from continuous overworking of the injured area.

Patients also seek sciatica pain treatment following disc injuries in their back. These can build over a long period of time and then suddenly cause sciatica nerve pain with a simple movement, like bending over. Women who are pregnant may also develop sciatica and may seek treatments fo sciatica pain relief.

  • Overworking an injured area
  • Extensive running
  • Long periods of standing or sitting
  • Poor posture
  • Injuries to the low back
  • Pregnancy

Signs and Symptoms of Sciatica

There are many types of back pain and sciatica is only one possibility for the cause. If you are experiencing any back pain, you should seek pain relief treatment from our chiropractic office to alleviate the symptoms and treat the cause.

Signs of sciatica back pain often include low back pain that radiates along the leg, buttocks, and hip. It often feels like an electric shock but can vary from person to person. You may hesitate to put pressure on your leg or back following the sensation.

Along the sciatica nerve, you may also notice numbness or tingling. For some patients, this disrupts their sense of balance and causes falls or instability.

  • Radiating pain along the back into the leg and hip
  • Numbness around the sciatica nerve in the back or leg
  • Instability or off-balance due to numbness
  • Low back pain

Sciatica Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

At Elite Chiropractic and Sport, we offer sciatica treatment in Columbia, MD that uses soft tissue treatment, dry needling, nerve flossing, and muscle strengtheners. This combination alleviates the symptoms and helps treat the underlying cause.

The best sciatica nerve pain therapy is the approach that works for your body and lifestyle. Based on the cause of injury – running vs sedentary, for example – we will tweak our treatment plan to provide the right physical therapies and treatments that complement your body and habits.

New treatments for sciatica may involve surgical release of the muscle on the nerve in extreme cases. However, most sciatica pain treatments focus on muscle strengthening, dry needling, and soft tissue release to help relax and strengthen the body around the nerve for long-lasting results and pain relief.

Many patients benefit the most from chiropractic treatment of sciatica pain. We can apply professional techniques that treat the underlying cause, not just the symptoms. Temporary sciatica pain relief at home may involve heat and cold therapies, low-intensity stretching and low-impact exercises, and some over-the-counter medications.

Our Chiropractic Specialities Under Back Pain Treatment