Managing Sciatica with Chiropractic Care

We've treated a lot of people in our Florham Park, NJ office who are suffering from sciatica, and it's an issue that can result in tremendous pain and disability. The good news is that you don't have to endure this, because chiropractic care is a fantastic way to get you out of pain.

The sciatic nerve is one of the largest nerves in your body, and runs from your spine, through your pelvis, and down the back of your leg. Because this significant nerve travels through so many narrow spaces, it's prone to being irritated or pinched.

Occasionally sciatic pain arises in the lower back where the nerves leave the spinal column; at times the nerve can be irritated by the piriformis muscle in the pelvis.

One of the first things Dr. Rivano will do is perform a careful examination that will help find the actual root cause of your pain. This might not even be the place where you're feeling symptoms, as the nerve can be squeezed much higher up in your body than where you're sensing the tingling or numbness.

Once we've recognized the starting point of your discomfort, we'll be able to start working restoring the normal function of your spine and sciatic nerve. Removing restrictions or tightness on the nerve will then relieve the symptoms.

Our office is conveniently located in Florham Park, NJ and we are currently accepting new patients. Give our office a call today at (973) 845-6282 and we'll get you scheduled as soon as possible.

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