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Sciatica Specialist

The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare -  - Regenerative Medicine

The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare

Regenerative Medicine & Chiropractic located in Metuchen, NJ

Sciatica is a common issue among the men and women who turn to the team at The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare for pain relief. At The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare in Metuchen, New Jersey, you have access to a range of treatments for sciatica and numerous other conditions affecting your spine and joint health. Learn more during a personalized consultation, which you can book over the phone or using the online scheduling tool.

Sciatica Q & A

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a term used to refer to leg pain caused by problems with your sciatic nerve. This nerve, the longest in your body, runs from your lower back down through your buttock and leg.  

Researchers assert that 40% of adults will develop sciatica at some point. Your risk level rises as you grow older, but sciatica can develop in your younger years, as well. 

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Sciatica is relatively easy to diagnose due to consistent symptoms. Some things to watch for include:

  • Burning or shooting pain that radiates down one leg
  • Sensation of numbness in the back of your leg
  • Pain that worsens when you change position
  • Pain focused in only one leg

If you notice these changes over time, be sure to book a diagnostic exam at The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare as soon as possible. 

What causes sciatica?

Sciatica is caused by conditions that place pressure on or compress your sciatic nerve. A herniated or bulging disc is often to blame. Additional factors include:

  • Spinal misalignment
  • Back strain during pregnancy 
  • Medical conditions like diabetes or chronic constipation
  • Habits like sitting on a back pocket wallet
  • Injury or strain to the piriformis muscle

Once you receive an accurate diagnosis, there are treatments that can relieve sciatica pain.

How can chiropractic care treat sciatica?

Spinal adjustments are a great way to treat sciatica pain without drug therapy or invasive surgical procedures. Chiropractors use a series of hands-on chiropractic manipulations to restore healthy spinal alignment. This process relieves pressure on the sciatic nerve and can also help treat lower back pain. 

How can regenerative medicine help sciatica?

Regenerative medicine is a powerful tool for treating sciatica. These injections promote your innate healing power, giving your body the help it needs to relieve pain and inflammation. For those searching for a natural, non-pharmaceutical approach to pain care, regenerative medicine is an exciting and promising option. 

If you’d like to explore these and other sciatica treatments in more detail, come in for a face-to-face consultation. Online scheduling is fast and easy, or you can always call the office to speak with a member of the administrative staff regarding appointment availability.