Can a Chiropractor Help with Sciatic Nerve Pain

The sciatica nerve runs from your lower back and down each of your legs to your toes. It is responsible for sending signals from your brain to your legs by telling them when and how to move. One of the most common complaints that Dr. Barry Goldstein, a chiropractor in New York City, receives on a daily basis is in regards to sciatic nerve pain.

The Garment District chiropractor knows that Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis, it is a symptom of an underlying medical condition. It is a lay term for the pain that is caused by the various causes of sciatica, which can be extremely painful.

Some of the causes of sciatica are:

  • A trapped nerve in the lumbar spine affecting the sciatic nerve
  • Herniated disc
  • Piriformis syndrome, which is when the piriformis muscle gets tight and irritates the nerve.
  • Trigger points or knots in the muscles of the buttocks or low back that causes pain down the leg(s).

Dr. Barry believes that chiropractic adjustments can aid sciatica through the use of massages, stretching, and ice therapy. With the New York chiropractor’s approach you are addressing any misalignments of the spine and pelvis, which will take the pressure off of the nerves and will aid in the recovery of any slipped discs. Along with the chiropractic adjustments, a massage will relax the muscles around the spine and will relax any trigger points.

If you live in New York City and need chiropractic treatment for sciatica, then call Dr. Barry at (212)247-4330 for a free consultation today!