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Sciatica Pain

Sciatica Pain

Are you battling the debilitating pain of sciatica? At NJ Sports Spine and Wellness, we specialize in providing comprehensive sciatica care, offering advanced treatments to help you find relief and regain your quality of life. Our experienced medical professionals are dedicated to diagnosing and treating sciatica, ensuring effective management strategies tailored to your specific needs.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a common condition characterized by pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down through the hips, buttocks, and legs. This pain is often sharp, shooting, or burning and can be accompanied by numbness, tingling, or weakness in the affected leg.

Symptoms of Sciatica

Symptoms of sciatica may include:

  • Leg Pain: Sharp, shooting pain that travels from the lower back down the back of the leg.
  • Buttock Pain: Discomfort or pain in the buttocks, often on one side.
  • Numbness and Tingling: Sensations of numbness, tingling, or pins and needles in the leg or foot.
  • Muscle Weakness: Weakness in the leg or foot muscles, affecting mobility and balance.

Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica is usually caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Common causes include:

  • Herniated or Bulging Discs: A bulging or herniated disc occurs when the soft inner core of a spinal disc pushes through its outer layer. This protrusion can lead to compression or irritation of the nearby sciatic nerve, triggering the hallmark symptoms of sciatica. Age-related wear and tear or sudden trauma are contributing factors to disc herniation.
  • Pinched Nerve (Nerve Compression): Nerve compression, often known as a pinched nerve, can transpire at various points along the sciatic nerve's pathway. Compression may arise due to surrounding structures like bones, muscles, or tendons. Conditions like spinal stenosis, characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal, or piriformis syndrome, where the piriformis muscle tightens and affects the nerve, can cause sciatic nerve compression and lead to sciatica symptoms.
  • Auto Accident Injury: Auto accidents, especially rear-end collisions, can subject the spine to sudden and forceful movements. This impact may result in trauma to the spine, including the discs and nerves. Even seemingly minor accidents can cause microscopic injuries that gradually lead to sciatica symptoms. Seeking prompt medical attention after an auto accident is crucial to prevent long-term complications.

Treatment Options for Sciatica

At NJ Sports Spine and Wellness, we offer advanced treatment options to alleviate sciatica pain and promote healing:

Our medical professionals will conduct a thorough evaluation, including a detailed medical history and possibly imaging studies (MRI’s and X-rays), to determine the cause and severity of your sciatica. We prioritize personalized care and work closely with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals.

Take the first step toward comprehensive sciatica care. Contact NJ Sports Spine and Wellness today to schedule an evaluation and explore the advanced treatment options available to help you find relief, regain mobility, and embrace an active, pain-free life. Trust our expertise and commitment to your well-being as we guide you on the path to healthier, pain-free living.

  • Manual Spinal Decompression with a Chiropractor: Chiropractic care can include spinal adjustments and decompression therapy to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve.
  • Physical Therapy: Physical Therapy: Customized exercises and stretches can help improve flexibility, strengthen muscles, and reduce sciatica symptoms.
  • DRX 9000: This non-surgical treatment uses mechanized spinal decompression to alleviate pressure on the discs and nerves, promoting healing.
  • Antigravity Treadmill (Alter-G): This innovative treadmill reduces body weight, allowing pain-free walking and exercise during recovery.
  • Laser Therapy: Low-level laser therapy can stimulate tissue healing, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain.
  • Physical Performance Testing: Physical Performance Testing: This objective computerized testing system will allow the physical therapy team to see exactly which muscle groups are impacted to constitue a personalized exercise program.
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Patient Testimonials

Everyone at NJ [Sports] Spine & Wellness are so nice and caring! They really take the time to get to the root of the problem and help you feel better. The best chiropractic care I have ever gotten.

Peri T

I have been seeing Dr. Tim and his team for foot therapy and they are great. Dr. Tim and his team has been very helpful, accommodating and knowledgeable. Thank you all for your help during my recovery and thank you so much for all my treatment done with care.

Damaris V.

The staff is fantastic. Dr. Tim has been extremely helpful and great with me during my recovery. Amanda at the front desk was helpful with getting me in and started. They work 100 percent on your schedule and are extremely flexible. Highly recommend this facility.

Bobby A.

I’ve been coming in for a few years on and off to see the chiropractors for management of neck and back pain…The maintenance appointments have been greatly helping me manage my back pain and I can tell that my mobility has greatly improved. My back doesn’t hurt nearly as much when walking like it used too. I’ve also come here to rehab my shoulder, which feels tremendous…This is a wonderful clinic and you are making a mistake if you go somewhere else.

Daniel N.

Great staff and top notch Drs. This office has it all. Very thorough physical therapists, great chiropractors, foot drs from top hospitals, functional drs and best accupuncture facility in Old Bridge NJ. This facility has every tool imaginable to get you healthy. Starting from nustep and bikes to this Amazing treadmill called the Alter G. Check this place out it’s one of the best places around NJ.

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