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Bedford Chiropractic, PC

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363 Great Rd. Suite 202
Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: 781-275-0555

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Sciatica and Chiropractic

Pain that radiates from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg is the hallmark of sciatica. Occasionally, sciatic pain in men is caused by sitting on a wallet.

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your pelvis, through your hip area and buttocks and down each leg. The sciatic nerve branches into smaller nerves as it travels down the legs providing feeling to your thighs, legs, and feet as well as controlling many of the muscles in your lower legs. The term sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of this nerve.

What causes Sciatica?

Sciatica is actually a sign that you have an underlying problem putting pressure on a nerve in your lower back. The most common cause of this nerve compression is a bulging or herniated lumbar disc. Piriformis syndrome is another common cause of sciatica. The piriformis is a muscle that lies directly over the sciatic nerve. If this muscle becomes tight or if you have a spasm in this muscle, it puts pressure directly on the sciatic nerve. Occasionally, sciatic pain in men is caused by sitting on a wallet.

How do I know if I have sciatica?

Pain that radiates from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg is the hallmark of sciatica. Sciatica may be accompanied by numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in the affected leg. This pain can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or excruciating discomfort. Sometimes it may feel like a jolt or electric shock. Sciatic pain often starts gradually and intensifies over time. It's likely to be worse when you sit, cough or sneeze.

How is Sciatica Treated?

The vast majority of the time, sciatic pain can be relieved through a combination of stretches, deep tissue massage of the piriformis muscle and chiropractic care.  Chiropractic soft tissue treatments such as gentle spinal adjustments, Graston Technique and Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) are utilized to improve spinal mobility, reduce sciatic pain, and reduce scar tissue in the injured areas have been shown to be helpful in reducing sciatic pain.

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:00am6:30pm
TuesdayClosedClosed
Wednesday7:00am6:30pm
Thursday7:00am5:30pm
Friday7:00am2:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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