Sciatica Treatments

Do you frequently experience a shocking pain down to your leg? If so, you may need sciatica relief. When you visit Dr. Kevin Holton at The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare in Metuchen, NJ, you’ll have expert care that can provide pain relief for a better quality of life.

What Is Sciatica?

Did you know the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body? Therefore, we want Metuchen, NJ, residents to know that when there's an issue with this nerve, it can cause a lot of problems. You know you need sciatica relief when you experience numbness, muscle weakness, or tingling in your leg or foot. Some have described the pain as an electric shock or jolt. In most cases, this disorder will affect one side of your body at a time. This condition will usually start in your lower back and creep down to your buttock area, back of the thigh, and then further down into the calf. It may even go as far as your foot.

What Causes the Disorder?

Excessive weight or conditions like diabetes that cause nerve damage can be a cause of sciatica. However, many people often create the problem by heavy lifting and twisting, particularly in occupations like construction or manufacturing. The most common cause is a herniated or bulging disc, which can press down on the nerve, as can a swollen muscle. When a patient has an overgrowth of bone, known as a bone spur, or spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal, this can also cause compression on the sciatic nerve.

How Can a Chiropractor Relieve Symptoms?

When you visit Dr. Holton at the Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare, you'll have access to a professional who has a range of options to bring relief from your sciatica diagnosis. Dr. Holton may use spinal adjustments and anti-inflammatory soft tissue treatments to release pressure. He may also introduce you to various stretching techniques that can alleviate the spine and advise you about daily practices that may be exacerbating your current condition, like using poor lifting techniques. You should also maintain proper posture and do regular exercises, such as the stretches your chiropractor can show you.

Thanks to the care at The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare, you don’t have to suffer from nerve pain from sciatica. Make an appointment with Dr. Holton at (732) 549-0141 to start your journey to sciatica relief in Metuchen, NJ.

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