Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pinched nerve in low back

Pinched nerve in the Low back

We have been treating low back pain and Sciatica to NYC residents for over 15 years. We use a combination of Chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, Physical therapy, Non-surgical spinal decompression, Cold laser therapy, Interventional pain management.

One of the main reasons people suffer with low back pain and Sciatica is a “Pinched Nerve” in the low back. Pinched nerves are usually the result of a herniated or bulging disc in the lumbar spine at L5-S1.

When a nerve has pressure on it your body will let you know, in fact a study conducted on nerve pressure revealed that the weight of a postage stamp cut nerve signal down by 50%.

The Sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and allot of structures can put pressure on this sensitive nerve a partial list of things that can cause irritation to the Sciatic nerve include bulging or herniated discs,  spinal stenosis, disc degeneration and sometimes even muscles.

One common muscle that affects the Sciatic nerve is the Piriformis muscles it is a triangular shaped muscle in your buttocks region and when this muscle shortens or tightens it can produce a condition called “Piriformis syndrome” symptoms can include low back pain, numbness and or tingling down into the buttocks or legs, muscle stiffness and or spasms that get worse with time.

If you think you have a pinched nerve the most important thing is to get a proper diagnosis and start the most conservative treatment. What makes our office unique is that we have a Doctor of Osteopathy, Chiropractor, Physical therapist and a Massage therapist working together to understand what is causing your problem and coming up with a effective treatment plan to not only eliminate your symptoms but correct the cause.
Spinal decompression using the DRX 9000 has been a treatment has helped keep patients from undergoing spinal surgery and has helped countless patients. The DRX 9000 is designed to treat the nerve compression due to bulging or herniated discs.
If you are suffering give us a call we can help-
212-645-8151

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